Why Arsene Wenger Could Be Arsenal’s Best Signing

When Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid on deadline day there were few in the red half of north London who could believe that Arsene Wenger actually splashed the cash in order to recruit a big name player. However, the German is currently residing at the Emirates and he’s made a huge difference to the club, both on and off the pitch. However, with reports that Arsenal are ready to offer Arsene Wenger a new £8m-per-year contract, I get the feeling that this will trump anything that the Gunners can manage in any transfer window.

Wenger has made himself a legend at Arsenal. The term is certainly overused, but when you’ve been at the helm for 17 and won almost every trophy at least once then you deserve the label.

The Frenchman came under huge pressure last season after a torrid start to their Premier League campaign. Their shoddy form was carried into the cup competitions also, where they lost to lowly Bradford and Championship side Blackburn which triggered a mass call for his head.

However, after shoring up the backline and making a few adjustments, the Gunners ended last season in fine form and pipped north London rivals Spurs to fourth place. It would have been a breath of fresh air for Wenger, as it gave him time to settle and plan how to break their eight year baron run in the trophy department.

Wenger knows exactly what he’s doing and knows the club inside out. He knows the players and how to squeeze the best out of them, while also having vast experience in European competitions – a huge reason why they currently sit top of both the Premier League and their Champions League group.

The first half against Napoli this week summed up Wenger’s time in charge of the club, I think. With quick, meaningful passes and a real determination to take the game to the Italian side saw them give them a hiding, with Mesut Ozil – his big money signing – opening the scoring.

Now after 10 wins on the bounce – if you include their penalty shootout with West Brom – expectations around the club have come flooding back. The race to the title is as open as it’s ever been and if there’s one man who can lead the Gooners to it, it’s Arsene Wenger. Just look what happened up the road when Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United.

Consistency is key.