Jamie Redknapp: This is Arsene Wenger’s biggest problem at Arsenal
The former Spurs midfielder believes Arsenal's rivals have caught up and surpassed Arsene Wenger's methods
Jamie Redknapp believes Arsene Wenger’s biggest problem is Arsenal’s rivals have caught up with the manager’s ideas.
The Gunners boss is coming under increasing pressure ahead of the expiration of his current contract at the end of the 2016-17 season.
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 when Arsene Wenger led the north London side to their famous unbeaten top-flight success.
The Gunners have struggled to make progress in the Premier League in recent seasons despite continuing their fine record of finishing in the top four.
Arsenal haven’t qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals since 2010 which has led to further criticism of Wenger from his critics.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Arsenal’s final game of the 2016-17 season against Everton at The Emirates, former Spurs midfielder Redknapp said:
“I like Arsene Wenger. How can you not? His teams have been amazing to watch and they’ve brought so much joy to the Premier League.
“He’s a great who changed the game, in terms of the way people think about football, with his scientific approach and the way he developed his scouting network in France and Africa many years ago.
“But now teams have caught up with his ideas and that’s the problem.”
Arsenal are looking to win their third FA Cup crown in four seasons but Wenger’s side must beat Premier League champions Chelsea in the final.
The Gunners lost 10-2 to Bayern Munich in their Champions League last-16 clash earlier this season.