Arsenal’s veteran gaffer, Arsene Wenger receives an unequivocal backing of majority shareholder Stan Kroenke on Thursday when he said the Gunners boss is doing a “great job”.
Wenger was besieged by an uncommon pressure from the club’s fans to resign when he failed to qualify for the Champions League. He has however managed the Gunners for 21 unbroken years.
The 68-year-old had signed for another two years following the victory of Arsenal over Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Nonetheless, Wenger’s earlier ill-disposition in the event of a drop in team’s form mid-season showed perhaps, his future at the Emirates would not be a certainty.
But for Kroenke and the board, they had made a good decision in retaining Wenger.
Kroenke said while speaking with The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mirror that: “An easy answer is to do something.”
“It’s harder not to do something. We have dealt with this a lot in different organisations and we just think that Arsene is doing a great job and he’s the right guy.
“I think he is more focused than ever. Focused on winning. I really think I do see that,” Kroenke said.
Kroenke is also the owner of a number of teams spanning across many sports, to mention a few are the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He said there is no need trading 67 percent shares in Arsenal.
The 70-year-old American, who does not enjoy any fans’ familiarity, said: “Just go look at our history,” however, he is billed to meet them at the club’s annual general meeting, come Thursday.
“We get into these things to try to grow them. You don’t see us selling things. You just don’t. We are committed long-term.
“I love Arsenal, love being involved with Arsenal. There’s no finer feeling than going out and winning like we did with the FA Cup.”