Jamie Carragher: What I really think about Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Jamie Carragher says that it is time for Arsene Wenger to start winning major trophies with Arsenal
Jamie Carragher has suggested that Arsene Wenger would have been sacked by Arsenal if he were appointed a decade later at the club.
Wenger is the longest-serving manager in the Premier League after first taking over at the north London club back in 1996.
The Frenchman has led Arsenal to three Premier League titles and oversaw the club’s stadium move from Highbury to The Emirates.
However, the manager has found himself under intense scrutiny in recent years after failing to guide Arsenal to a Premier League title since the 2003-04 season.
He did win the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015 with his side but the north London club have failed to challenge for the top trophies in recent campaigns.
And former Liverpool defender Carragher has delivered his verdict on Wenger’s situation at the north London club.
Writing in his column for The Daily Mail ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Manchester United, Carragher said: “Had Wenger been appointed in 2006 as opposed to 1996, would he still be in charge of Arsenal, having failed to deliver the Premier League in the last decade?
“Wenger is great for football, his teams are wonderful to watch when they are at their best, but let’s not kid ourselves.
“He worked wonders on a tight budget, keeping Arsenal in the top four just after they left Highbury but the excuses for not winning the biggest prizes have gone.”