We always knew that Arsene Wenger had a high opinion of Newcastle United and he’s often talked about how great the St. James’ Park Stadium is as it overlooks the City and how Newcastle fans love – and live and breathe for their football.
Wenger has again been handing out the compliments in his press conference today for the game at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon, which is another vital game for Newcastle.
Arsene Wenger – Arsenal’s legendary manager
Newcastle are struggling in 3rd bottom place of the league table – but the legendary Arsenal manager has said that Steve McClaren needs to be given some time to turn things around at the club.
This is some of what Arsene has said about Newcastle and he starts off by talking about Steve McClaren:
“He has only just joined the club.” “Newcastle is a very exciting project because it’s a very big club and it’s a fantastic and exciting job for a manager like Steve McClaren, but it is a long-term job.”
“This club has a huge potential and in six months it’s impossible to transform a club of that stature into a club competing for the Premier League. Give him time. ”
“I know that patience is not the first quality in our society but, unfortunately to be successful, you need it.“ “After all, they had a difficult start and they lacked a little bit of confidence.”
“That always shows at home more than away from home. Away from home they have had quite good results and performances.”
“If you look at their squad, they have good players in all areas so they are a dangerous team to play at home.”
Our next two games are against Arsenal and Manchester United so things don’t look too good at the moment with just one point from three games and two defeats on the trot.
But we were saying the same thing after having two bad defeats to Leicester City and Crystal Palace and we had to face Liverpool and Tottenham in our next two games.
And we did OK in them with maximum points – one at home and one away.
We need to get some points out of these next two games – somehow.