Atletico Madrid’s Reyes: Cesc will not leave Arsenal

Atletico Madrid winger Jose Antonio Reyes says it's time for Arsenal's young players to deliver on their promise.

Unlike his own career, which has seemingly gone into terminal decline since leaving the Gunners, Reyes believes the Gunners are finally poised to reclaim a major trophy this season.

He told the Sunday Mirror: “Of course people are disappointed that Arsenal have gone so long without winning a trophy.

“There is pressure building on them to deliver but I am convinced it will come to an end this season. They have a strong squad of players who gained valuable experience playing together over a number of years and you can see from their results that the patience Arsene Wenger has with them is finally about to pay off.

“I was surprised last season when some of the supporters grew impatient and turned on Wenger. With the exception of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, there is no better manager in the game.

“Wenger is smart, an exceptional coach who loathes losing and remains deeply ambitious. There is no real pressure on him other than that he puts on himself because the vast majority of Arsenal supporters and the club’s board worship him.

“He’s so unique in his thinking as well. No other club could assemble a young team like he has and unearth the talent he has brought to the club.

“People talk about Cesc Fabregas as if his move back to Spain is imminent but I can’t see him leaving Arsenal now or in the foreseeable future.

“He is in his element and captains a side with vast potential.

“Arsenal’s brand of football may have failed to land them trophies in recent seasons but that is about to come to end.

“I would be worried about them if I was Manchester United or Chelsea.”

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