Arsene Wenger doesn’t believe that Arsenal will necessarily struggle once he leaves, in fact, he thinks there’s a chance they could get better.
- Wenger’s contract runs out at end of season
- Admits things could be better once he’s gone
- Manchester United failed to finish above fourth since Fergie left
- Arsene says Arsenal might not struggle like United did
With Wenger’s future at Arsenal uncertain and the Frenchman potentially putting an end to his 21-year tenure, it’s understandable that plenty of Gooners have began preparing for a slump. Just like when Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United.
After Fergie stepped down as United boss in 2013, the Red Devils went through a rough patch.
Fergie’s sucessor, David Moyes, lasted just 10 months, before Louis van Gaal was given two seasons to have a go.
Even under Jose Mourinho, the Manchester team will struggle to finish in the top four.
While the situation at Arsenal is bad at the moment, if Wenger leaves, it might have to get worse before it gets better.
Wenger, however, isn’t so sure that will be the case.
“No it can as well go better from when I leave one day,” he said ahead of United’s trip to the Emirates on Sunday.
“You know, when you are such a long time at a club like I am, like Ferguson was, it is a little bit like when you have children. You want them to be happy. Even when you are not there anymore, you want them to be happy. That is what you want.
“I am not in a position to judge what happened to Man United.
“I am sure they will come back and fight for the Premier League again.
“They are in a rebuilding phase and they have quality inside the club and the resources to come back to fight for the Premier League.”