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Martin Keown makes bold Arsene Wenger claim he reveals the French manager looks like a man with his “trousers back on” at Arsenal.
Wenger’s tenure has come under increased scrutiny with some fans calling for him to step down.
But after an excellent showing last night in Italy which saw Arsenal win the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie against AC Milan 2-0, Keown thinks the north London outfit showed the qualities of “street fighters” and the manager has got his mojo back.
“I’m tempted to say he’s got his trousers back on again,” Keown told BT Sport.
“They managed the game well in the second half and AC Milan were poor, they offered nothing and [Gennaro] Gattuso will be disappointed.
“[Arsenal] played with expression and the confidence was back in the team.
“They picked themselves off the canvas there is no doubt about that because they were in somewhat of a hole coming into this.
“Everyone was talking about not if, but when, Arsene Wenger was going to walk away from this job and this is the first step back.
“They were competitive; they were more like street fighters.
“It’s almost as if people have been able to walk all over them but not tonight.”