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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wenger not under pressure

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has dismissed claims that Arsene Wenger is under pressure and insists he has the full backing of the board.

It has been suggested that the Frenchman is under pressure after a disappointing start to the season as well as his reluctance to spend money in the transfer market.
Wenger's position has previously been thought to be untouchable but after failing to win a trophy for six seasons may of the fans have started to question his role and this has only been heightened with the Gunners struggles so far this term. Those following the mobile betting will know how poor the side have been.

However, Gazidis insists he and his fellow board members are fully behind the veteran coach and are sure he is the right man to turn the club's fortunes around.

He told Sky Sports News: "No, he shouldn't be worried. What I think Arsene is concerned about is what we have to do to set our course straight on the pitch.

"Arsene has been an incredible manager for this club, he is one of the most in-demand managers in the world, and we are very fortunate to have him tied down to a long-term contract. We are lucky to have someone who cares about the responsible development of the club.

The South-African-born CEO was also quick to quash rumours that Wenger had lost his desire to coach and was thinking about leaving his post. The betting online still indicates he will stay.

The 61-year-old has now been at the club for 15 years but 47-year-old Gazidis insists the manager is still hungry for success.

"The portrayals of him as being a broken man could not be further from the truth. Arsene is incredibly focused on what he needs to do and addressing the issues that he has seen" he added.

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