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Arsenal Chief Executive Officer Ivan Gazidis has revealed the club will back Wenger in the transfer market with funds and added the French man is going nowhere.
Wenger has been heavily criticized for his inactivity in the transfer market and the team’s inability to win the League title for twelve years in a row. This led to the ‘time for change’ protest that was organized by a small group of the Fans. Gazidis has now revealed the club would give the manager the amount of funds needed to strengthen the squad this summer transfer window in order to challenge for the league title next year.
“We still have to ask ourselves difficult questions: Did we have the right squad depth for certain difficult functions? We have a good idea of where we feel we fell short and where we feel we did well.”
“Because we have a highly-visible manager who represents so much continuity, there is a misplaced belief that things don’t change. There has been tremendous change within, fully embraced and led by Arsène.
“We are in a position that we were not in four or five years ago where we don’t have to sell our best players. We can go and sign world-class players if and when the manager identifies them.”
“The reason that Arsène is here is because he believes that he can deliver success. If either of us didn’t believe that we would not be constrained by nostalgia or longing; we would have to make a change. Arsène would understand and support that. But it’s just not how either side feels. We feel we are on a good path.
“He’s in his mid-sixties, it’s natural to think about when his time here might come to an end, but the truth is nobody knows. He is in fantastic shape. He is deeply engaged and excited.
“One of the biggest challenges we will face is the transition, whenever it happens, but that is not something we are going to be facing imminently.
Obviously, he is going to be managing us next year and we are planning and making many decisions for the long term.”