Ahead of the highly anticipate North London derby this Sunday, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has thrown his weight behind beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The veteran Englishman was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying, “Should Arsenal fans be careful what they wish for? Without a doubt. They have had fantastic times. Fifteen years of Champions League football. It’s incredible.”
He went on to add, “They can’t do any better than what they’ve got, can they Arsenal? They can’t replace Wenger. He has been amazing the job he has done there.”
More than Wenger’s tactics, one feels that the main reason for Arsenal’s lacklustre campaign has been their inability to bring top quality players, who are in the prime of their career, to the club. Despite all the criticism surrounding Wenger, one can’t help but agree with Redknapp as Arsenal are unlikely to find anyone who can do a better job given the financial constraints that have been put in place at the club.
For Arsenal, the remainder of the season could be defined by the result of their match against Tottenham, as a win against their arch rivals could give them the impetus to finish the season strongly. The Gunners remain 4th in the league and will desperately want to hang on to their place, something that will not be easy with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle breathing down their necks.