I think he wanted to go [in the summer] because he didn’t play, which you can understand and as well because he didn’t play at all,” he said. “Sometimes people want you to buy more and more players but after a while you have to look at your own players…
“He had to wait, to be patient, to get a chance and he was always on the waiting list,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “He got through a few countries but he is still very young and I never let him go as I feel he is a good player and on top of that he is a team player.
“Today he scored one but he could have scored more so that is something very interesting. You see when he has good players around him he is a good player.”
Wenger’s patience/stubbornness paid off well and I can say, he did well to believe in the lad. We look forward to many more stellar performances from Joel, amen.