Arsenal are in a crisis- Wenger

Arsenal are in a crisis- Wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, says the North London club are currently in a crisis, but must look to recover as soon as possible.

The Gunners started their campaign with a comeback win against Leicester City at the Emirates, but have now lost their last two matches against Stoke City and Liverpool.

“I’ve been at Arsenal many years and last season we struggled a lot,” Wenger said, via the BBC.

“This year we won our first game, we weren’t as good in the second match and then we had a catastrophic performance (against Liverpool).

“But now we have to recover and, as always in a time of crisis, you have to win your next game.

The 67-year-old, who was speaking in a French TV programme, Telefoot, monitored by the BBC, also revealed that he had doubts about his future at the club before signing a two-year extension to his contract.

“I’ve been there for so long that you always wonder, can you still take the team to the next level?” he added.

Asked about Arsenal’s summer business, especially the unsuccessful attempt to prise Thomas Lemar away from Ligue 1 champions, Monaco, Wenger said while a deal was agreed, the 21-year-old decided to stay in France.

Thomas Lemar

Asked if he planned to return with another attempt to sign the France international, Wenger said: “Yes. I think he’s a player who has great quality.”

The Gunners were also linked with a move for another Monaco star, Kylian Mbappe, who has since joined PSG, but Wenger says the club couldn’t afford the talented 18-year-old.

“Well, £180m is a bit too high for us,” said Wenger, who described the 18-year-old as “the next Pele.”

After the international break, Arsenal will look to bounce back as they host Bournemouth at the Emirates.


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