Football FanCast columnist Davis Lowe feels that no one is more deserving of Euro success than Arsene Wenger, for all the good he has brought to the game.
If there must be one great thing about being an Arsenal fan, it is that there football club that never knows when it is beaten. It is a tradition that has always been inbred in the club and a mentality that has always been present in the players that don the famous shirt.
Arsene Wenger was asked after the North London derby if he was concerned about his team trailing at half time. He responded that he could see in the eyes of his players that there was no way they were going to lose the game, they have belief in their abilities and once again the ‘Professor' was to be proved right.
I read an excellent article by Patrick Barclay in the Telegraph this morning titled "Wenger ‘obsessed' with European Cup" and it talked about the Frenchman and his thoughts about a competition that he feels has twice been taken away from his hands at the last knockings. It would certainly be a fitting achievement for a man has pretty much achieved all his aims since he has been at the North London club and another addition to what is a remarkable CV.
Wenger has achieved amazing success at Arsenal where he has simply transformed the club from top to bottom. Gone was the negativity and route one tactics of yesteryear to a brand of football to die for which is able to achieve success. Three League and Cup doubles is testament to the great sides he has produced including the famous ‘invincibles' side of 2004. Domestic success is unquestioned but the failure to bring Europe's to prize has clearly started to grate the Frenchman.
I wonder if Arsenal can achieve Wenger's dream this season and clinch the trophy in Moscow come May. They certainly have the qualities and it would be a fitting tribute to a man that is slowly revolutionising the modern game. His achievements at Arsenal, considering the state they were in on his arrival, are nothing short of miraculous. He continues to seek perfection and his influence has undoubtedly left a huge mark on the English game. There is not a man in football more deserving than Wenger to win Europe's premier competition, for all he has achieved, innovated and the style in which it possessed.