Majority shareholder in Arsenal Stan Kroenke has thrown his weight behind manager Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman came under intense pressure following the team’s inability to make it to this season’s Champions League, the first since Wenger joined the club in 1996.
Many fans had repeatedly asked for Wenger’s sacking but the 68-year-old signed a new contract with the North Londoners.
Speaking to Daily Telegraph, Kroenke said the Arsenal board made the right decision by handing Wenger a new contract.
“An easy answer is to do something,” Kroenke said. “It’s harder not to do something. We have dealt with this a lot in different organisations and we just think that Arsene is doing a great job and he’s the right guy.”
According to him, the manager is focused and committed to winning with the team.
Kroenke said: “I think he is more focused than ever. Focused on winning. I really think I do see that. Just go look at our history. We get into these things to try to grow them. You don’t see us selling things. You just don’t. We are committed long-term.
“I love Arsenal, love being involved with Arsenal. There’s no finer feeling than going out and winning like we did with the FA Cup.”