Of all the elite managers in the English Premier League, Arsene Wenger has to be the most ridiculed.
There are Arsenal supporters and fans of other teams that belittle the former Monaco boss for his lack of major trophies.
Even other managers, namely Jose Mourinho, have aimed digs at the long standing Arsenal boss. Mourinho went so far as to say that Wenger was a “specialist in failure”.
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The constant mockery of Arsenal’s longstanding manager increases with every passing year. Yes, Wenger has faults in his ways.
Perhaps one of the major reasons that Arsenal have not lifted a Premier League trophy is Wenger’s unwavering stubbornness on the matter of warchest spending, something that his fellow Premier League colleagues have utilized in abundance.
Still, Wenger offers things that no other manager can. His noble approach in his work at Arsenal is done with the aim of not just aiding his club, but the whole of world football itself.
How many players has Wenger developed over the years? From Cesc Fabregas to Samir Nasri to Patrick Vieira; the list goes on and on. Even now, the Arsenal boss is crafting a young English core into top quality footballers.
It's not just the developmental side of the game that Wenger excels at though. During his lengthy reign at Arsenal, not once has the north London club fallen out of Champions League qualification.
In the just the last five years, we have witnessed a Chelsea side finish well outside the top four and a Manchester United side finish seventh.
Liverpool managed to finish second two seasons ago, only to drop back out the season after. During this period Arsenal have continued to chug their way through, maintaining a consistently high level of play while others have taken a tumble or two.
This becomes even more of a remarkable feat when you factor in the minimal amount of money Wenger has spent. Through Wenger’s guidance, Arsenal have never endured crisis. This stability should be well revered.
The French manager accomplishes objectives that, while being less glamorous, are vital just the same. Wenger deserves praise for his methodical work, not mockery.