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.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.