Wenger safe for now
London – Under fire Arsenal boss, Arsene
Wenger has been told that he is not in danger of losing his job by the club’s
chairman, Peter Hill-Wood.
The Gunners have been trophyless for the
last six years and have lost arguably their two most influential players during
this barren spell in Francesc Fabregas, who returned to Barcelona and Samir
Nasri, leaving for the greener pastures offered by Manchester City.
This, along with Arsenal’s recent form have
enraged board members and fans alike to the point that they are questioning he
is still the right man to lead the 13-time English champions into the future
However, Hill-Wood dismissed these claims
and maintained that everything is stable.
“It’s complete and utter rubbish and
absolute nonsense. I think he is happy enough and we are happy enough,” he said
on British tabloid, Daily Star’s website.
After their last match in which they
received an embarrassing 8-2 thumping at the hands of rivals, Manchester
United, it appeared Wenger’s days were numbered, but the Frenchman then made a
hurried dive into the transfer market to capture Per Mertesacker, Mikel Arteta
as well as sign Yossi Benayoun on loan for the rest of the season to keep the
angry mob at bay temporarily.
“We have brought some new players in and
although I don’t know that much about many of them I think, generally speaking,
they are going to improve the squad,” added Hill-Wood.
The Gunners have one point from nine and
are fourth from bottom, languishing below Premier League newcomers Swansea - who
visit the Emirates on Saturday.