Arsenal legend Liam Brady told talkSPORT he feels his old team’s performance in the FA Cup final showed some positive signs for Arsene Wenger.
Brady was quizzed on the radio station over what he feels the Gunners need in order to move closer to Chelsea in the Premier League and he suggested that Arsene Wenger has worked wonders with some of the younger players at the club.
“The cup final demonstrated the progress we’ve made on the field and I don’t think we’re that far away already – The thing I’ll say is no one knew Hector Bellerin or Francis Coquelin before the start of the season,” he said.
“You’ve got to hand it to Wenger for giving these younger players a chance and persevering with them.”
Wenger has always had a very good eye for developing younger players and regardless of how Hector Bellerin and Francis Coquelin found their ways into the first team, the boss deserves credit for the way he has coached them.
Coquelin in particular has excelled in the holding role, offering protection to Arsenal’s defence, which has been a problematic position for the team over the last couple of seasons.
Brady’s comments suggest that he feels it’s a case of Wenger tweaking his side for them to challenge Chelsea next season, rather than having to go back to the drawing board, ripping up the manual for his team and starting all over again.
Arsenal have the resources to be able to afford a couple of big money transfers this summer and the club needs to back the boss and show that ambition, which could put the Gunners in a very good position by the start of the next campaign in August.