Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is the best thing that has ever happened to the club, according to legendary goalkeeper David Seaman.
The Frenchman has found himself under intense pressure after overseeing the Gunners’ worst start to a top-flight season for 32 years.
Wenger appears to have lost the trust of some fans, too, after travelling supporters displayed a banner reading “Arsene, thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye” after Saturday’s win at The Hawthorns.
The 65-year-old arrived in North London in 1996 and has since won eight trophies – three Premier League titles, five FA Cups – and Seaman, who played under Wenger for seven years, says that the vitriol directed at his former manager is “unfair”.
“He is the best thing that has ever happened to Arsenal and the criticism for me is unfair,” Arsenal legend Seaman told Sky Sports.
“He’s a great guy and a great coach and if he left Arsenal, he would be touted for every top job in Europe, no problem at all”