Arsenal ‘happy’ with Wenger

2011-09-08 00:00

LONDON — Under fire Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been told by the club’s chairperson, Peter Hill-Wood, that he is not in danger of losing his job .

The Gunners have been trophy-less for the last six years and have lost arguably their two most influential players during this barren spell in Cesc Fabregas, who returned to Barcelona, and Samir Nasri, leaving for the greener pastures offered by Manchester City.

This, with Arsenal’s recent form, has enraged board members and fans alike to the point that they are questioning whether 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 the 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 and Mikel Arteta, and sign Yossi Benayoun on loan for the rest of the season to keep the angry mob at bay temporarily.

The Gunners have one point from nine and are fourth from bottom, languishing below Premier League newcomers Swansea, who visit the Emirates on Saturday.

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