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Sky Sports pundit Garry Neville believes Arsenal are suffering from lack of leadership and has urged the club not to sack Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal have been unable to win the league title since 2004 and the club have started this season with a home defeat to Liverpool. Despite the fact that there is still a long way to go in this campaign, some fans are begining to question if the club has the quality to challenge for the title this season.
All criticisms have been directed towards Wenger but Neville believes the French tactician is the perfect man for the Gunners job and also stressed that the club are missing experience players and leadership on the pitch.
“I am sure when Arsene Wenger is not here, there will be a massive amount of admiration for what he has achieved at this football club,” Neville told Sky Sports via the Independent.
“I would advocate him staying on because it feels like we have new managers every 10 minutes and he is a stalwart. You look at what he has achieved – he is the most successful manager in their history.
“Unfortunately the shame of modern football as it is, we don’t appreciate stability and continuity as much as we should. When you sign five or six players and sack your manager, it’s almost like fans are invigorated again.”
“There is a feeling among some fans that Arsenal are lacking inspiration and it shouldn’t be like that on the first day of the season.
“Some Arsenal fans are feeling a bit tired. It didn’t feel like an opening weekend game. There was a point in the second half when it felt like a cup match, end to end.
“The first half Arsenal were the better team, Liverpool just didn’t play. But the big moment in the game was the Philippe Coutinho free-kick just before half-time. It was a killer blow for an Arsenal team lacking experience and leadership.”
Arsenal will face league champions Leicester City in the next league game this weekend and we would be hoping to kick start our season after the opening day loss.