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Arsene Wenger: Stability is an advantage

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the stability at the club will give them a massive boost in next year's Premier League title chase.

The summer, so far, has seen wholesale changes for the clubs that finished first, second and third in last season's campaign.

Both Manchester clubs and also Chelsea have got new managers ahead of the new season and it is widely reported that the three of them will be spending big in the summer, so more changes may be taking place for the title rivals.

Last year's champions, Manchester United have now got ex-Everton boss David Moyes at the helm after Sir Alex Ferguson retired from the game after becoming one of the most successful managers of all time.

As for fierce-rivals Manchester City, they have sacked Roberto Mancini after a trophy-less season and they have replaced the Italian with Chilean boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Rafael Benitez has also ended his torrid time at Stamford Bridge by leaving for Napoli and he has been replaced by ex-boss Jose Mourinho.

The departure of Alex Ferguson now means that Arsene Wenger is the longest-serving manager in English football, but he believes stability on the pitch is more important than what's happening off it.

“Our opponents have changed managers,” he told journalists in Jakarta on the Asia Tour 2013. “Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, this is the first time. Is it more open than before? We don’t know, nobody knows.

“It feels like it should be [more open], but it is not who sits on the bench who will be the most important - it is the players on the pitch. That, at Chelsea and United hasn’t changed a lot, at City it has changed a bit more. But there could be more changes coming in.

“We hope to take advantage of [our stability], but we hope to show that on the pitch. Manchester United had the biggest stability, Man City as well as Mancini was there for three years."

After ending last season on sensational form, Wenger is also hoping that his players can keep up that form in the new campaign.

“We have one thing in that we created the momentum at the end of last season and for us the purpose is to transfer that momentum into the new season with a strong start,” he said. “Are we capable of doing that? Well, that will certainly decide how much we will be competing in the Premier League - that is the most important target. The second most important target is to still bring in players and strengthen the squad. I expect that, but as you know that is not done yet.”

 

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