“I wish when I go the club goes higher up”, says Wenger
Arsene Wenger said that he wants Arsenal to be a stronger side after he leaves and he will surely be the biggest supporter of the club in the stands.
Arsenal has won the Premier league thrice in his tenure; however, they haven’t lifted the gold since 2004. Their recent successes were restricted to just the FA Cup and both the times in 2014 and 2015, the North Londoners stood as winners.
Arsenal has been out of this season’s title race and for that he has received a lot of backlash from the club’s fans, who are asking him to resign. Wenger said before Arsenal’s match against Norwich City that the club will prosper once he will leave the post because of the work and effort he has put in.
Wenger said in a media conference, “I wish when I go the club goes higher up and wins the Champions League and championship every year,” he added, “I will be the biggest supporter in the stand because I will feel I have contributed to that.”
Wenger is often praised for his vision and the future planning for the club, he said, “You have to remember when we built the stadium, we had five to seven difficult financial years. We had to be three years in the Champions League and have a 54,000 average attendance,”
“We had to sell our best players and survive. And we didn’t do three years out of five, we did five years out of five. During that time it was very competitive.”
The Frenchman further added, “It is very frustrating as we were in the position for a long, long time to compete for the title,”
“We won the FA Cup twice and the Community Shield and wanted to go one step up and win the league and that is why we are frustrated.
“I can understand the frustration because nobody is more frustrated than we are. Our disappointment has not to go too far.”