Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Arsene Wenger Expects Female Manager In Premier League Soon

Arsene Wenger Expects Female Manager In Premier League Soon

A winning start to the new season of the English Premier League will be, well, the start that Arsenal want, as they host Leicester City, the first time in English top-flight history that a season has started on a Friday.

Nevertheless, it was Arsenal who emerged victorious, as two goals in the final 10 minutes from substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud sealed a dramatic victory for the Gunners.

Alexandre Lacazette's arrival has bumped Giroud even further down the Arsenal pecking order, but having given the 30-year-old the chance to leave, Wenger was thrilled he chose to stay.

"I love the man and the player", the manager said in his post-match broadcast interview with Sky Sports. It was one of the great days of recent weeks for me because I know how important he is. It was a relief for me he chose to stay.

However, Arsenal's fans' joy was short-lived. Both Lacazette and Giroud need strong seasons to make sure they are in the French party travelling to the World Cup in Russian Federation next summer.

Giroud had been heavily linked with a £20million switch to Everton following Arsenal's club-record deal for Alexandre Lacazette.

Wenger has suffered a blow already this season with contract rebel Alexis Sanchez suffering an abdominal strain.

He said the 30 year-old, who scored the victor in tonight's 4-3 win over Leicester, was "at the top of his game" and that he had never wanted to move him on. We want him to be a nuisance. "He is a collective player, an intelligent player as well".

Wenger remains concerned by his side's defensive frailties and insists it is something they must work on.

Lacazette's opener was immediately cancelled out by Shinji Okazaki for the Leicester, netting after some poor defending and goalkeeping at the back. This side has a decent squad with the likes of Jamie Vardy and Rihad Mahrez still at the club. "If you were a manager and you were on the bench, 3-2 down with 20 minutes to go and you win 4-3, you're more happy than concerned you know".

"We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that", he said referring to poor marking in the by his team's defence.

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