Harry Redknapp: This is what bothers me about Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
The former Spurs boss unveils his big concern about Arsene Wenger at Arsenal
Harry Redknapp has described Arsene Wenger as a “one-man band” at Arsenal after the latest setback in the north London club’s season.
The Gunners boss is facing renewed criticism after Arsenal suffered a 5-1 loss to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night.
Naturally, the manner of Arsenal’s defeat has led to speculation about Wenger’s long-term future at the north London club in light of another underwhelming performance at one of Europe’s biggest clubs.
The Frenchman’s current contract is set to expire at the end of the 2016-17 season but Wenger has insisted that he will remain in management next term regardless of whether that be at Arsenal or another club.
The 67-year-old hasn’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 when Arsenal managed to navigate the season without losing a top-flight fixture.
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Redknapp questioned the lack of input from Arsenal assistant manager Steve Bould at the north London club.
“What bothers me with Arsene a little bit, he’s a complete one-man band. I don’t see looking to anybody for advice or help or another opinion,” Redknapp told BBC Radio’s Five Live show.
“I see him sitting on the touchline, I never see Steve Bould get up or on the touchline but showing that enthusiasm if things aren’t going well. He sits there Steve Bould and there doesn’t look like there is a great deal of dialogue between them. When you get to that age, you need one or two younger guys around you who have great enthusiasm as well and bounce opinions off people and get ideas.
“I don’t know if he gets that or he wants that help. It looks to be like nobody has any input into Arsenal except Arsene.”