Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has stressed that Arsene Wenger is the perfect man to lead the Gunners for the foreseeable future and made clear he’d love to see the Frenchman sign an extension to his deal at the Emirates which currently sees him contracted until 2014.
Pointing an angry finger at Wenger’s naysayers and then another at the league table while maintaining the looks of a disappointed parent, the septuagenarian told the Sunday Mirror:
“For him to stay longer than that (2014) would be perfect. I can’t think of anybody better to run the team.
“He has shown how much rubbish people were talking earlier this season. We had a terrible run of injuries and that obviously had an effect.
“But a few mindless people were saying that he had to go, that Arsene was past his sell-by date. He has shown that is nonsense.”
“He has a young squad, with some excellent young players,” continued Hill-Wood.
“He is building a young team with a great future and I am sure he would love to see them develop.
“I would want him to stay as long as he is happy here. He has been with us 14 years and has done a magnificent job.
“I want him to stay for the long-term and I see no reason at all why he should want to go.”
Arseblog News recognises that Arsene will have to step down at some point -no amount of managing with the handbrake off or mental strength will stem the effects of Father Time. That being said, the prospect of the boss sitting on the touchline in 2042 in a Professor X-style wheelchair or swatting fourth officials (or hopefully robotic official-droids) with a diamond-encrusted cane does have an appeal…