Arsene Wenger is confident Mikel Arteta CAN win the Premier League at Arsenal… while their former boss is backing favourite son Thierry Henry to one day take over
- Arsene Wenger has backed Mikel Arteta to deliver Premier League success
- Arteta has been undertaking a rebuild at Gunners after the departure of Wenger
- Wenger left Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years and was succeeded by Unai Emery
Arteta has been undertaking a rebuild at the Gunners following the departure of Wenger and the unsuccessful spell of Unai Emery.
Wenger, who is now head of football development at FIFA, left Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years at the helm in which he won three Premier League titles.
Arsene Wenger has backed Mikel Arteta to deliver Premier League success at Arsenal
Arteta has been undertaking a rebuild at Gunners following the departure of Wenger in 2018
The former Gunners boss believes Arteta can win the league at the Emirates and he has also given backing to Thierry Henry becoming the Spaniard’s successor in the future.
‘I hope that Thierry Henry is successful in his career as a manager, and if he’s successful as a manager he might one day come back to Arsenal,’ he told The Guardian.
‘But I especially wish that we go back to win the championship before that happens.
Wenger has given backing to Thierry Henry becoming the Spaniard’s successor in the future
‘For example, now we have Mikel Arteta in charge, why should we not do it? A club is about identity.
‘Identity is about values and values are about the people who carry these values. And so it’s important there is a continuity on that front for me.’
After gaining experience as Belgium’s assistant manager between 2016 and 2018, Henry spent just 104 days in charge of Monaco in France. The legendary striker is the current manager of Montreal Impact in the MLS.