Well with impeccible timing as always, Arsenal’s greatest ever manager Arsene Wenger has finally signed his contact extension which means he will stay until 2011 – and who knows maybe beyond that.
Since joining in 1996 from Grampus Eight in Japan, Arsene has transformed Arsenal from a decent team into a title-winning side. The 1997/98 season – his first full season in England – was sensational, and his revolutionary training methods and attitudes to football, nutrition and fitness have become the milestone for the rest of the Premier League clubs.
Has any other manager been so influential?
All Arsenal fans knew that the man would sign, but as long as the contact hadn’t been signed then you would get all the press speculation that he might leave.
But we all know he has some unfinished business.
Currently building his 3rd Arsenal team, it would be ridiculous to even suggest he would leave without seeing how all his hard work will develop and compete for honours.
The news of Arsene’s extension is a welcome diversion from all the rubbish surrounding David Dein and a possible takeover. Whatever happens in the future – until 2011 anyway – Arsenal will always be Arsene Wenger’s club.
And that is great news.
And as ever, the most important thing to Wenger is the team – so he announces he is staying during the boring International week so it doesn’t take anything from his players or their wonderful start to the season.
Arsene Wenger has contributed so much to football in the last 11 years he has been at the club and what he has done with Arsenal Football Club is simply astounding.
Who else in world football with a top football club has the balls to nurture a young side and play stylish football in the process, especially in an age where winning is everything?
Who else would pass up on proven superstars and create his own?
Arsene Wenger is literally one in a million.