Wenger hopes Arteta can restore Arsenal’s culture

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Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has admitted he is still concerned about Arsenal and the former manager hopes Michael Arteta can restore the club’s style.

Arteta replaced Unai Emery in December last year, with Wenger retiring at the end of the 2017-18 season.

But the 70-year-old still keeps a close eye on his former club and said he hoped Arteta could bring back Arsenal’s possession-based style.

“I still have a lot of concerns about the club and I watch all the games,” Wenger told TalkSport on Friday.

“I believe there is a culture in the way Arsenal play football that I want to be honored.

“And I hope Michael can get it back.”

Arsenal were ninth in the Premier League when the season was suspended in March due to a carnavirus epidemic.

Liverpool were 25 points clear at the top and Wenger thinks Jurgen Klopp’s men are champions, regardless of whether the season is over.

“Jগrgen has done a great job because the club waited 30 years for this title,” the Frenchman said.

“And when you think that their second team has such a big difference with Manchester City – 25 points, it’s absolutely huge.

“Liverpool are the champions in everyone’s head, regardless of what England decide, I think.”