Arsene Wenger: "I believe there is a culture in the way to play football at Arsenal."

Updated: May 12, 2020

Wenger hopes Arteta can bring back Arsenal's possession football.

Arteta was named as Unai Emery's successor in December. [Getty]

Wenger expects Mikel Arteta manager of Arsenal to restore the club's possession-based style.

Legendary Arsene Wenger is hoping manager Mikel Arteta can bring back Arsenal's real playing style. Wenger, who retired at the end of the 2017-18 season, admits he still keeps a close eye on his former club and is worried about the Gunners' football philosophy. "I worry about the club still a lot and I watch all of the games," the 70-year-old told talkSPORT on Friday. "I believe there is a culture in the way to play football at Arsenal that I want to be respected. "And I hope Mikel can get that back." Liverpool were 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League and needed two wins to secure their first major title in 30 years before the coronavirus pandemic brought football to a standstill, however, Wenger has labelled Jurgen Klopp's Reds as champions regardless of what happens to the current campaign. "Jurgen has done extremely well because that club has waited 30 years for this title," Wenger said. "And when you think they have such a massive difference to the second team, Manchester City, as well – 25 points, it's absolutely massive. "No matter what England will decide, Liverpool are champions in everyone's head, I think."

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