Arsene Wenger happy for Gervinho, confirms Chamakh will not be loaned out
Written by Jeffrey on December 4, 2011 4:30
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted after the Gunners eased past Wigan Athletic, on Saturday.
Speaking in his post-match press conference, the Frenchman explained that it was good to see Gervinho score and to see his players score so many goals adding that the Gunners linked well in the offensive department as they continue their unbeaten run in the English Premier League.
Asked if the title is a realistic objective, the Arsenal boss confirmed that it is a possibility and how it will be down to the teams who are the most consistent in a season having so many teams who can aim for the title.
And on striker Marouane Chamakh, again not involved, Wenger concluded by saying that the Moroccan will not be loaned out as he will soon involved in the African Nations Cup as he explained that the striker’s problem is a confidence issue.
After the 0-4 win, Wenger said:
I am happy that Gervinho scored, I am happy that we scored goals of course. But I am also happy that other players scored, and that Robin van Persie did as well.
It is good for the morale of the team and overall I know they can do it. Today we have seen some outstanding combinations.
I must say as well that the pitch is better here than it was years ago. That helps us as well.
Our job is to keep our focus as much as we can do and take the good and the bad. I just try to give my best for my Club. When people are not happy of course I am not happy as well but it’s part of the job.
[The Premier League?] I am confident we can achieve it. It looks like all the teams up front will win comfortably.
It will be down to the teams who are the most consistent. When you look at the scores today from the teams who are in front of us like Chelsea, Tottenham and Man City …
They all won with two, three, four goals difference. That means it will be down to who is the most consistent out there.
[Marouane Chamakh?] It is a confidence issue, but it is difficult to loan him now because of the African Nations Cup.
They come back in February, usually quite tired, so it is not easy. They need to go out two weeks before the tournament starts then it lasts two and a half weeks, then they need two weeks’ recovery. So it is six weeks.