Arsenal’s second highest shareholder Alisher Usmanov criticized Arsene Wenger for his stubborn attitude that is leading to the downfall of the Gunners.
The Russian billionare suggested that Wenger should accept and rectify his mistakes.
Usmanov told CNBC,
“My opinion – and I tell it openly – we need to strengthen every position to play on the level of such teams in (the) UK as Chelsea and Manchester City, in Europe like Real (Madrid), Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, (Bayern Munich) and other clubs,”
“Arsenal is a dream that sometimes becomes a mirage and sometimes a pain as every dream,”
“(The) potential of the team is there, but there is no critical evaluation of mistakes and they need to need to acknowledge them. Because no genius can retain the same level of genius if they do not acknowledge mistakes. It’s only when you admit your mistakes that you can get rid of them.”
After the embarrassing defeat in the hands of Manchester United at Emirates, this is Arsenal’s worst start to a season since 1986. Wenger needs to motivate his players to pull their socks up and work harder in the upcoming games, or else even their favorite 4th spot may slip away from them.