Arsenal Owner Lifts Lid On Wenger Future And Fabregas & Nasri Sales

By on September 30, 2011

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has given his full support to under-fire boss Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman has been in the spotlight following the Gunners’ poor start to the season as well as their failure to secure any silverware since 2005. Kroenke told the Daily Telegraph in a rare interview:

“Maybe it is one of those times when we have to work our way through, maybe with some young players.

“Arsene has been really good at developing these guys, people like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere. There are some really good players that Arsene thinks can be special.

“Sometimes you go through periods like that. Arsene’s our man. As an owner, that’s who we put our confidence in.”

“With Arsene, it’s his decision and only he will know that.

“He still maintains himself in tremendous physical shape. You have to have stamina and energy.

“Arsene has great energy and that will always be his decision.”

The American conceded it was Wenger’s decision to sell former captain Cesc Fabregas.

“That was between Arsene and him,” the American added. “I like the kid but I’m not going to change his mind. Arsene made the decision.

“If we wanted to be really hard about it, we could have done but Arsene believed that it was the right way to do it.

“I also get it on Nasri. If we didn’t do something on Nasri people would be looking at us next summer and saying, ‘Why didn’t you do this?’

“We bought in a lot of resources that we can use on other players. I honestly didn’t make the decision on Nasri.

“Of course the board talks about these things but at the end of the day, that’s for Arsene.”

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6 Comments

  1. Ojudun adelaja

    September 30, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    D match btw the 2 london rivalry will be a decider for AFC dis sson, if we can finish among d top 4 i think we are okay for now, bcos we started d sson on a bad not. NB: AW shud pls field the fittest player for the match, as we av not been able to overcome Tottenham in ou porevious matches.

  2. Ojudun adelaja

    September 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    D match btw the 2 london rivalry will be a decider for AFC dis sson, if we can finish among d top 4 i think we are okay for now, bcos we started d sson on a bad not. NB: AW shud pls field the fittest player for the match, as we av not been able to overcome Tottenham in our previous matches.

  3. STEPHEN OLUSHOLA

    September 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Hi,gunners arsene should pls not sel rvp to man city.he should save us fm further embssmnt

  4. Prof

    September 30, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    It’s quite concerning that AW should be allowed to make season-defining decisions such as the decision to sell Nasri on his own. This should n’t happen!

  5. Docbrody

    October 1, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I think in the long run, we are all going to grow to appreciate silent Stan. He’s not some billionair sheik or Russian oil(cough mafia) man who will spend a fortune of his personal money on players, but he’s also not going to try to run the club himself. He’s going to hire experts and let them do their job. I’d like to see dean back as CEO, but I like this guys attitude. Let footballers run the club.

    • Nadiaa

      May 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      goodluck deny!! sorry you could not input regularly engouh in a positive manner which would add some input to success, but blame the team if you like. Six years is a long time without trophies, but hold your comments back matey when you’re not a star eh?.. the discussion about diaby seems to be a little irrelevant, he aint goin no where, so perhaps we need to show a little support hey people?? I dont here the same canning for RVP?? plays half a season and just only missed out on golden boot??? What if he’d played an entire season???/// has he played an entire season??? ANyhow goodluck deny, i mean it . and Arsene .cant wait to see the defenders your’e gonna bring in. 0 0

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