Legendary former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Arsenal have become stagnant the last few seasons, failing to develop into a championship-winning team, according to reports from the Daily Star.
The Gunners are currently 2nd on the Premier League table two points away from league leaders Manchester City, but Ferguson does not think that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is capable of repeating the success he had at Highbury due to his rather stubborn principles.
“It’s just like me if I hadn’t progressed the club after the ’94 team or the ’99 team I would maybe having the same problems as Arsene, but he’s stayed with his conviction, he’s stayed with what he believes in,” he told ESPN.
However, despite his criticism of the Frenchman, Ferguson is adamant that Wenger is still the right person to be in charge of Arsenal, revealing that there aren’t many managers better than the former Monaco gaffer.
“When all the pressure – I’m thinking about the pressure I said to a few of my friends – who are they going to get to replace Arsene Wenger,” he added. “You know, who are they going to get who is better than Arsene Wenger?
“And that’s why they don’t do [sack him], that’s why they’ve stuck by him.”
The Gunners have just come off an incredible performance against the Red Devils the previous game-week, winning 3-0 at the Emirates to leapfrog their rivals on the table.
They will look to add to that positive result when they travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford this Saturday.