Arsene Wenger has claimed his former facet Arsenal are in ‘fine condition’ regardless of sitting rock-bottom of the Premier League, and has dominated himself out of a return to the Emirates.
Arsenal are 20th within the desk with zero factors and 0 targets from their opening three Premier League matches, seeing supervisor Mikel Arteta come below intense stress for his job.
The primary-time coach secured an FA Cup quickly after taking on in 2019, however has since seen his popularity plummet with a poor 2020/21 marketing campaign, and a disastrous begin to the present season.
But regardless of issues trying dangerous this marketing campaign, Wenger places The Gunner’s poor type right down to the standard of the opposition.
“At the moment the membership is in fine condition,” he mentioned. “That they had two robust video games [against Chelsea and Man City], the staff has potential and I hope they will come again.”
71-year-old Wenger left Arsenal in 2018 after an unimaginable 22-year stretch through which he received three league titles and 7 FA Cups.
The staff improved on Wenger’s remaining league place of sixth in 2017/18, ending fifth below Unai Emery the next 12 months, earlier than back-to-back eighth place finishes with Arteta.
The Spaniard has been backed with £149million price of funding this summer time because the membership seems to be to get again heading in the right direction.
2021/22 represents the primary season in 25 years since Arsenal have been with out European competitors, and final time that occurred in 1996 alongside got here Wenger to save lots of the day.
That received’t be the case this time spherical although, with Wenger saying: “I’m 71. I’ve given this membership one of the best years of my life.
“In the meanwhile I’m only a fan.”
Nonetheless, Wenger nonetheless sits as 11th favorite at 20/1 to take over from the under-pressure Arteta, with former Inter Milan, Chelsea and Juventus boss Antonio Conte main the best way at 3/1.