Emmanuel Petit still believes that Arsene Wenger is the right man to lead Arsenal.
The former midfielder spent a good chunk of the summer criticising Arsenal’s players and their transfer business, yet still somehow believes Wenger is the right man for the job.
“Arsene is in the most difficult year of his career because of the lack of trophies,” Petit said, as reported by World Soccer Talk.
“They can’t just bank on a few English Cup wins, especially as Arsenal have been so poor in the transfer market these last few seasons.
“A section of the fans have turned against him and he’s under legitimate pressure.
“But he’s the right man for the job.”
Petit doesn’t explain why Wenger is still the right man for the job.
If we’re being honest, Arsenal haven’t demonstrated that they have the ability to win anything more than the FA Cup in recent years under Wenger’s leadership.
In addition, Arsenal’s so-called poor dealings in the transfer market can also be attributed to Wenger’s indecisiveness when it comes to identifying and securing targets.
It’s these factors that have led to fans turning on the manager and staging protests against him in the second half of last season.
Considering what Petit said about the Arsenal players after the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, it’s clear that he doesn’t believe that everything is Wenger’s fault.
Whoever is at fault for Arsenal’s recent failings, Petit is correct in saying that Arsenal do need to win something more significant than the FA Cup.
Ask Arsenal fans if they think Wenger is the man to deliver that, though, and you’ll get a very mixed response.