Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opened up about his own personal future at the club and insists that he is still driven to do well for the club despite the fans turning against him.
Over the last two season’s, fans have lost patience with Wenger and with the board members at the club after their lack of silverware and also lack of spending in the transfer window.
Back in January, chief executive Ivan Gazidis revealed to the public that Arsenal will have up to £70million to spend in the summer for new players and also insisted that they can challenge financially against the big-spenders of world football.
However, as of yet, Arsenal have only signed Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer and the majority of Arsenal fans have lost faith in their longest-serving manager.
More doom was shadowed over the Emirates Stadium after the side fell to a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season on Saturday.
After the game, Wenger opened up about his future and insisted that he is still driven and passionate.
‘We live in a media world and everybody has opinions that are definite and I have to live with that. In 16 years, I’ve shown my loyalty to this Club. My worry is to do well. That’s the only worry. As long as I’m here, I want to do well. I’m absolutely hugely disappointed because we’ve come out of a 10-game run in the last season without any defeat and we start the new season with a defeat at home. It’s a massive blow and that’s why the solution is not to sit here and say, ‘Yes we’ll buy and keep you happy’. What is important for us is to win football games with the players who are on the pitch and continue with what we did last year at the end of the season. When you have the ambition that we have, it’s difficult to accept that you lose the first game at home’.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt