Arsene Wenger, “You make your fans happy if you win things”
Written by Jeffrey on September 19, 2011 4:30
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes a new “cycle” has started for the Gunners after they signed numerous players in the summer transfer window.
Speaking before and after the Ewood Park defeat against Blackburn Rovers, the Frenchman declared that the Club will not change its youth policy as he identified 18-year olds Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ryo Miyaichi as two youngsters who will be given chances this season and will show that they are quality players.
The Arsenal boss added that his objective as well as that of the Club is to make the fans happy and for this to take place trophies must be won although with fifteen points from the top of the table in the English Premier League this will not be easy to achieve this season.
And speaking on Saturday after the Blackburn game, Wenger admitted that there is frustration following a very disappointing result adding that the Borussia Dortmund mid-week fixture could have played a part in the reason why the Gunners went down the way they did in the second half of the game.
Before and after Blackburn, the manager said:
The cycle starts again because we have taken five players. But we have invested as well, our highest investment has been in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a young player. We have the work permit for Ryo too, so we will not give up on our youth policy.
We want our fans to be happy, we want to win trophies and we will give absolutely everything to do it. That’s all I can say.
Is the balance difficult to find? Of course. But look at the Champions League results of all the English teams – it is not as easy as it looks to cope with both.
For me [standing still is not an option] and in the modern society a cycle takes zero days. But I will judge myself by giving the best of my intelligence, experience and commitment to the Club and after I let other people judge what I do.
At the end of the day and at the end of the season you know yourself whether you took the maximum out of the team and the team’s potential or not.
I want our fans just to be happy and you make your fans happy if you win things and if you win games. That I think is that.
[My thoughts on the game?] Frustration, it’s not acceptable to make the mistakes we made when we were two one up in such an important game.
It’s very difficult to take and what is more frustrating is that it was not all negative, we had long spells in the game where we were playing well.
But just not focused enough on what makes you win games and lose games. We had an experienced team out today and you know that in the weaker periods it’s important on set-pieces to be focused, that’s where you are in trouble.
[There was an affect from the mid-week game against Dortmund], yes, you could see that in the game today. [Bouncing back?] It is important to respond very well on Tuesday night and win our game.