March 21, 2019

Wenger Retains Faith in Henry Despite Monaco Struggles

Wenger Retains Faith in Henry Despite Monaco Struggles

The former manager of Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, is adamant his former striker-turned-manager, Thierry Henry, can improve the fortunes of Monaco who are currently languishing at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table in France.

Henry was the assistant to Belgium manager, Roberto Martinez, during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and he replaced Leonardo Jardim at Monaco almost a month ago.

Despite the change in guard, the record of the club has not improved since the former French striker took over with the side losing three of their five matches under the Frenchman in all competitions and drawing the other two.

Things got even worse on Tuesday night when Monaco was hammered 4-0 at home to Club Brugge, marking their biggest ever home defeat in the Champions League.

However, Wenger is standing by the player he turned into a superstar at Arsenal and is adamant he has all the tools required to arrest Monaco’s current slump.

“He has the right understanding, he has the right knowledge,” Wenger told the media. “But, there’s always two aspects when you come in as a new manager.

“The first impact is physiologically positive and then you can work.

“So at the moment, the bad luck for him is that the first impact has not worked so he will have to be given time.

“That is the most important thing. He will get it right if he’s given time.”


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