Former Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal are ‘in good shape’ despite
their woeful start to the new Premier League season and is backing the club to
bounce back from their opening three defeats.
The Gunners sit bottom of the table on a -9 goal difference after losing to newly
promoted Brentford, Champions League holders Chelsea and reigning Premier
League champions Manchester City.
But manager Mikel Arteta has been hamstrung by a host of injuries to first-team
players, as well as multiple Covid cases and, have not been able to put out anything
close to his strongest XI.
The French man dismissed the idea that his departure – after so long in charge –
meant that struggles were inevitable, and appeared to criticize some of the club’s
decision-making since then. “I don’t think it’s a necessity to have that,” Wenger said.
“When I left the club was in a very strong financial position and they bought many
players in-between – they have not all worked out as planned.
Arsenal will be back in action after the international break against Norwich City,
who are also winless this season, and there are already suggestions the match could
be a must-win game for Arteta.
But Wenger is not worried about his old club’s disastrous start to the season – their
worst in 67 years – and is confident they are moving in the right direction.
‘Today the club is in good shape,’ Wenger told BILD LIVE on Friday. ‘They had two
tough games [against Chelsea and Manchester City], the team has potential and I
hope they can come back