Search

Arsenal star explains why he fully supports under-fire Wenger

10:52 16 December 2012

Arsenal

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Jack Wilshere has no doubt that Arsene Wenger is the best man for the Arsenal job and says the Frenchman deserves huge credit for transforming the club.

Support your community by viewing your local businesses

Please wait

You will be able to read the article in 5 seconds

Thank you for supporting your local community

You may now read the article

Wenger’s position has come under scrutiny following one of the most testing spells of his 16 seasons at the helm.

But Wilshere, who is in talks to sign a contract extension at the Emirates, says Wenger has been a huge influence on his career as well as the club as a whole.

“For me, there is no question he is the right man. You cannot start questioning him because we have had a few bad results. The players have to look at themselves,” Wilshere told Sky Sports.

“Every year he has been in the Champions League and there is no other manager who has done that. He has built a legacy at this club. He changed everything from when he came in 15-16 years ago. He brought the Total Football, if you like, to Arsenal - the passing game.

“He has also been great for me, has shown great faith in me from when I was young. He stuck with me when I was injured and has still stuck by me.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Thu, 07:21
Left to right: Zak Chelli Sr (coach), Yahia Chelli, Zak Chelli, Tony Lucas (coach)

Times ABC coach Tony Lucas hopes the Chelli brothers can put the club “back on the map” with success at this weekend’s prestigious King of the Ring tournament.

Wed, 17:44
The Yerbury School squad, who won the Islington Schools Swimming Gala for the second year running

Yerbury were crowned borough champions for the second year running in the Islington Schools’ Swimming Gala at Ironmonger Row baths.

Wed, 17:41
Old Streetonians captain Chris McAtominey

Old Streetonians’ big day out at Allianz Park ended in another dispiriting defeat as errors and ill-discipline cost them dearly in a 31-0 defeat by Fullerians.

Wed, 17:28
Ashley Taylor-Forbes scores for Clapton Rangers. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Ashley Taylor-Forbes snatched a second-half winner as Clapton Rangers defeated Shakespeare 2-1 to go six points clear at the top of the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division.

Most read sport

Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

At 100 years old, this was Ruby Holt’s first visit to the beach – and the first time she saw the ocean.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition