Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said the future of the club is in good hands and can push on to great success in the last few years.
As many people know, it has been a frustrating time for the club in recent years. They haven’t won a trophy since the 2005 FA Cup. For a club of their size, this simply isn’t good enough.
Wenger has even had his position questioned, with key players leaving the club each summer and finishing in the top four of the Premier League the best his team can hope for.
However, the pain of the last few years could be worth it. Wenger – who will stay on beyond the summer – says that everything is in place for Arsenal to push on again.
The Frenchman said: “We have gone through a period that was very sensitive, we are coming out of it now. Everything is here to have a great future.
“We have a good fan base, we have now a strong financial situation, we have good young players and a squad with a bright future with the quality of the young players we have. It is just to manage it well now.”
As for who will manage the team through the next stage of progression, Wenger appears committed to the cause and ready to launch yet another quest for silverware.
Wenger – who sees his current deal run out in 2014 – said: “I want to stay if I do well and if I consider or the club considers that I do well, that is all.”
You do get the feeling that next season is his last chance though. If it is another campaign without a trophy – will he get a new deal and stay on for the long-term? It seems unlikely.
As Wenger says though, there are plenty of reasons to be positive. Not only do Arsenal have a good, young and committed squad, but they have the finances to add significant quality in the summer.
Then, it is all about a good start next season as they look to avoid yet another campaign of underwhelming performances and disappointment.
In Wenger we trust? Now is the time to tell.