The somewhat hostile atmosphere on that opening day defeat has disappeared and is replaced by a huge amount of optimism and it is all thanks to the gaffer himself. The most successful manager in Arsenal history could be on the brink of his biggest season yet, however is it the definitive one?
With no contract signed as of yet and no trophies to boast about in the last eight years it could well be a now or never season for the boss. Without a doubt the club will endlessly pursue the signature of the Frenchman but the major doubt in my mind is will he sign? As he has said many a time the club comes first. He needs to believe that he is the right man to take arsenal back into the world elite or he may well seek another vacancy and create a huge void within the world of Arsenal.
I would love for him to sign a new contract and stay at arsenal for a long team to come. Although he has struggled to keep fans on side in recent seasons, the club finally seems to be uniting behind him once again, and it is all down to his current arsenal team.
Taking away the performance in the first game, Arsenal have consistently played beyond themselves and managed to string together a brilliant set of results. The midfield consisting of Ramsey Ozil and Wilshire have looked seemingly unstoppable. Add in the form of Giroud and the impressive defensive play, not to mention Flamini and the way he has taken games by the scruff of the neck, Arsenal look finally ready to reclaim their place in the fight for the premier league. Adding to the squad of course will be the injured players and the likes of Cazorla Walcott, Podolski and Oxlade-Chamberlain will only increase Wenger’s chances of success.
Although Arsenal haven’t played any of the other ‘top four’, and are yet to enter a part of the season in which they hit a lack of form, the future looks bright for the club, and definitely for Arsene Wenger. If any success comes our way I’m sure he will be the one pulling the strings behind it, for many years to come.
By Sam Grist