Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is keen to see Arsenal winning the Premier League title this term.
Wenger’s men are currently sitting second in the league table, two points behind surprise leaders Leicester City.
Arsenal are favourites to clinch the league title in May following their 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Monday and Jamie Carragher reveals he wants to see the veteran French manager lift the prestigious trophy in 2016.
“Seeing Leicester top on Christmas Day was fantastic,” he clarified in his column for the Daily Mail. “Their story in 2015 could not have been scripted and I genuinely hope it continues for as long as possible. But if I could pick a team to be champions, I would not hesitate in selecting Arsenal.
“The main reason is for Arsene Wenger. He changed football when he arrived in England but for the last five or six years, he’s had to endure a lot of stick from the media, pundits, Jose Mourinho and even his own fans. But Wenger very rarely reacts, and he tries to take it all in his stride.
“His team are moving in the right direction and, after two FA Cups, I would like to see him lift the Premier League trophy again. It would be an achievement to crown his outstanding career.”
Former Liverpool star’s revelation may come as a surprise to Liverpool supporters who are currently frustrated to see their team drop back down the points table following an initial boost from new manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Gunner’s next three games come with real opportunities to beat Leicester City’s two-point lead and strike out on their own at the league summit. A trip to Southampton would have been aa huge challenge in the last two seasons, but Ronald Koeman’s current squad have lost their last four home fixtures in all competitions. After that, Wenger has two home matches against Bournemouth and Newcastle.
It is a succession of matches that could establish the Gunner’s supremacy. The Boxing Day fixture against Southampton has come with a real importance. It would be a shame and hard prove of inconsistency if such an excellent performance against Manchester City was followed up by a shock defeat at St Mary’s. On the other hand, a victory would go a long way toward cementing all the hopes generated on Monday night win.
Arsenal have quite impressively won five of their last six matches in all competitions, but the latest win against City was the most pleasing victory, not only for the importance of the result against their most direct title rivals, but also for the way each and every Arsenal player hold on to their nerve in a hard-fought encounter, with some brilliant performances all over the field. It was also a clinical and controlled performance which showed this Gunners side’s match intelligence as they controlled the possession and hit on the break.