If Arsenal keep going like this they will win everything this season! Not long before the season started, Arsenal fans and pundits alike were predicting doom and gloom at the Emirates. Arsene Wenger had apparently lost the plot and the Gunners were going to struggle to make the Europa league. Robin van Persie and Alex Song were irreplaceable and Arsenal was being sold down the river.
After Pat Rice stepped down as Arsene Wenger’s assistant after 44 years with the Gunners, Arsenal kept to their ideals of promoting from within the club. Another former player who has since been working behind the scenes at the Emirates is Steve Bould. He told Arsenal Player about his delight in stepping up from the youth team to become Wenger’s new assistant.
“It is more than excitement. It is an absolute privilege and an honour. I know I have some big boots to fill with Pat having spent 44 years at the club and that is going to be the hard part.”