Are you sure, Arsene? Former Arsenal boss Wenger claims Mikel Arteta has a ‘squad full of quality’ at his disposal – despite just one win from their first four Premier League games
- Arsenal could finally win again in the Premier League on Saturday
- They passed Norwich City thanks to a goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- The result came from the back of three consecutive top flight defeats to start the season
- However, Arsene Wenger is convinced the Gunners have the potential to improve
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal have the potential to turn their Premier League form around after a terrible start to the season.
The Gunners finally scored their first goal of the campaign on Saturday, taking their first points, when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck in a 1-0 home win over Norwich.
But the result comes after three consecutive defeats against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City, which left Mikel Arteta at the bottom of the rankings.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates Arsenal’s winning goal against Norwich City
However, Wenger, who led the club from 1996 to 2018 and won three league titles, insists that the quality at Arteta’s disposal means they will be back in the league.
“Honestly, I usually like to say what I think, I believe I’m an Arsenal fan in this situation,” he said. being into sports.
“After that, of course, when I talk about Arsenal, it’s a touchy subject and right now the timing might not be the best thing to talk about.
“I have to say that I think the team is full of quality. I am not pessimistic because I feel they have played two difficult games out of the first three – Chelsea at a high level at home and of course after they went to Manchester City. Of course you go to Man City and you can say that it is predictable that you can lose points.
The win gave Arsenal their first points of the season under Mikel Arteta on their fourth try
“The bad result we got was in the first game against Brentford. Then it immediately puts you on the back foot.
“I wish them to recover and I think they will. The potential is there, so I hope they come back.”
Arsenal are now hoping to score consecutive wins on Saturday when they travel to Burnley, before hosting AFC Wimbledon in a League Cup tie four days later.
However, supporters will already be turning their attention to the end of the month when they host North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium.
But former Gunners boss Wenger has backed the club to continue their recovery
Meanwhile, FIFA’s chief of global football development, Wenger, has found potential support for his controversial plans to hold the World Cup every two years from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
The governing body said it recognized the merits of creating a new football calendar if it meant fewer international windows, less travel for players and more competitive matches rather than friendlies.
“We will continue to review these proposals constructively, with an open mind and in the spirit of positive engagement,” CONCACAF said in a statement.