Stan Kroenke has given an interview to offer his full support to Arsenal boss manager Arsene Wenger. American billionaire Kroenke became the club’s majority shareholder this year and insists AW has earned the right to decide how long he stays in charge at the Ems.
He said: “With Arsene, it’s his decision and only he will know that. He is one of my favourite people I have met in the last 20 years. He is a great person and I love the way he handles himself. I love his focus.
“He is a very intelligent guy. You can talk to him about anything and, when he starts talking to people, I really love to listen to him. He should hold seminars. I have tremendous confidence in him. He is one of the great managers in the world. Arsene’s our man.”
Silent Stan no longer, eh?
Now then, Wenger is considering making a £10m bid for Werder Bremen midfielder Marko Marin, a 22-year-old German international. That is one of the tales doing the rounds this morning in other news pertaining to the rip-roaring reds. Hogwash? Who can tell. We’ll know come January.
Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed he snubbed Manchester United, Liverpool and T******** to join Arsene Wenger’s side after watching the Gunners’ Champions League victory over Barcelona last season. That one is in the Mirror if you need to read more.
Elsewhere and former Arsenal captain Frank McLintock believes the current Gunners squad are the “poorest” he has ever seen. What, ever? What about the early 80s or mid 70s, Frank?
Finally, congratulations to Jack Wilshere who became a dad yesterday. His girlfriend Lauren gave birth to a boy…”Arsene, sign him up!”