Arsene Wenger relishes self commitment over Emirate stadium loan

Arsene Wenger relishes self commitment over Emirate stadium loan

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– Arsene Wenger relishes self commitment over Emirate stadium loan

– Despite the recent chant from Arsenal fans that Arsene Wenger be relieved of his coaching role, the French man was rather full of praise for himself. 

Arsene Wenger relishes self commitment over Emirate stadium loan
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger relishes self commitment over Emirate stadium loan

Arsene Wenger has come out to recount how his personal commitment had helped secure the bank loans needed for the Emirates stadium projects.

Amidst the Arsenal boss’ euphoria, the London team fans have been said to be planning a protest this weekend after another disappointing premier league title performance this season.

When we built the stadium the banks demanded that I signed for five years,” said the 66-year-old Frenchman.

“Do you want me to say how many clubs I turned down during that period?”

“The banks wanted the technical consistency to guarantee that we have a chance to pay them back,” added Wenger, who has been in charge of the north Londoners since 1996.

Construction began on the £390m Emirates Stadium in 2004, the year Wenger won the last of his three league titles with the club.

Arsene Wenger relishes self commitment over Emirate stadium loan

Arsenal topped the Premier League at the turn of the year but have since slipped to fourth, some 12 points behind leaders Leicester, who can win the title this weekend.

The Gunners were also knocked out of the FA Cup, which they have won for the past two seasons, by Watford in the quarter-finals, and their Champions League campaign again ended in the last 16 for the sixth successive season.

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During Saturday’s home game against Norwich, fans’ groups Black Scarf Movement, RedAction and the Arsenal Supporters Trust want supporters to raise placards reading: “Time for change. Arsenal is stale, fresh approach needed.”

However, Wenger said his critics had gone “too far”. He added: “I did commit and I stayed, and under very difficult circumstances.

“So for me to come back and, on top of that, (critics) reproach me for not having won the championship during that period, it is a bit overboard.”

Banners were unfurled calling for Wenger to leave during Arsenal’s previous home match against West Brom.

Arsene Wenger relishes self commitment over Emirate stadium loan