When we moved to the Emirates Wenger, along with Ferguson and Mourinho, were the best managers in the PL.
Mourinho was successful, but he didn’t build teams or bring players through from the youth team, they were teams that he bought for an incredible amount of money, and he is still doing the same at Man U.
So, for me, Wenger and Ferguson were the top two in the PL.
There were a few seasons after 2006 where we could have won the PL title but his stubbornness, along with the boards inability to back him financially, meant that those seasons were wasted.
Up until two or three seasons ago, Wenger was still competing for a top four place, but since the arrival of new managers to the PL like Klopp, Guardiola, Pochettino, Conte and even Koeman, Wenger’s standing has slipped, and these managers have overtaken him.
So with Mourinho taking over Man U it means all the other top six clubs have arguably better managers, with new ideas and as willingness to change when necessary which is something Wenger seems reluctant to do.
This is why I don’t think he will sign a new contract, simply because he is on a downward curve and all the other managers are heading in the opposite direction.
It’s a shame, because up until a few seasons ago I really thought he would change and turn it round.
If he did stay, not only would it mean he would not be able to keep our best players, we could fall even further behind all our rivals, and it would be even harder to reverse the damage he has done.