Arsenal Invincible believes Wenger needs more time

Gilberto Silva

Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva believes that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger should be allowed to stay at the club this summer.

Arsenal have seen their title challenge fall apart in the second half of the season and whilst they have once again managed to secure fourth place and subsequent Champions League football for next season, it's now nearly nine years since Arsenal last won a trophy, leaving their fans increasingly disgruntled.

As a result, long-serving manager Wenger has come under pressure from the Gunners faithful, with many believing it is now time for change at the Emirates Stadium after so long without success, but Wenger's former midfield enforcer Silva believes that there is no better person to manage the club than Wenger.

"Some people say he should leave, but I disagree because he brought success to the club and people shouldn't only analyse the last 5-8 years but also look at what he has achieved throughout his whole time at the club," he said. "To play for Arsene Wenger was great, I learnt a lot from him. The way he wants the game to be played and the way he united us as a group of players to win games was fantastic."

World Cup winner Silva was also part of the legendary Invincibles side which won the Premier League in 2003/04 without losing a game, and he went on to add that he loved his time at Highbury and then the Emirates Stadium, further suggesting that it was down to Wenger.

"It was great, an amazing six years of my life. It is always nice when people talk to me about Arsenal. For me Arsenal was like a school in many ways," said the Brazilian.

"There was a good atmosphere, good team and a new way to look at football for me. It was fantastic, I learnt a lot about football and whenever I have the opportunity to talk to people about Arsenal it is always a good feeling," added Silva.

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