Laurent Koscielny believes Wenger is still the right man for Arsenal job

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal boss came in for criticism at Arsenal last season.

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny and West Brom's Salomon Rondon in actionArsenal's Laurent Koscielny and West Brom's Salomon Rondon in action

Quoted by the London Evening Standard, Laurent Koscielny has insisted that he believes Arsene Wenger is the right man for the Arsenal job.

Wenger came in for increased criticism this past season as his side failed to challenge for the Premier League title.

They started the season strongly, topping the table at the end of 2015, before a disastrous second half of the campaign saw them end up ten points behind champions Leicester City.

Arsenal fans hold up banners protesting against manager Arsene Wenger after the gameArsenal fans hold up banners protesting against manager Arsene Wenger after the game

Wenger bore the brunt of the blame for that capitulation, with sections of the fans protesting against him at the club’s games.

He looks extremely unlikely to leave this summer, and Koscielny has insisted that he believes the Frenchman is still the right man for the job.

“I have a lot of respect for the coach, but as well for the man. He’s a very nice guy,” the London Evening Standard reports him saying.

“It’s up to us player to do what’s necessary on the pitch to win title. But I think Arsene is a very good coach, and he’s still the man for the job.”

Arsenal fans hold up banners protesting against manager Arsene Wenger after the gameArsenal fans hold up banners protesting against manager Arsene Wenger after the game

With just a year left on his deal there are suggestions that Wenger will go big in this summer transfer window to try and earn a new deal, or at least leave the club on the back of a successful season.

He has already signaled his intent to spend with the signing of Granit Xhaka and the bid for Jamie Vardy, and it will be interesting to see who else he targets.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

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