Arsenal chairman backing Arsene Wenger after ‘hysterical reaction’
Arsene Wenger was not in the best of moods on Monday when facing an assortment of journalists ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.
February 19th, 2013
The Gunners exited the FA Cup on Saturday against Blackburn Rovers, with the Frenchman reacting angrily to questions from the press regarding the defeat, although it seemed that any question caused an adverse reaction to the Gunners manager.
There has been lots of speculation surrounding the possibility of Wenger leaving the Emirates this summer, although Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has emphasised that the club’s board are backing the Frenchman who has been in charge for the last sixteen years.
“You have your ups and downs and we are having a bit of a down,” Hill-Wood told the Daily Star.
“But some of the reaction has been a bit hysterical.
“You hear clubs being criticised for sacking their manager too quickly. Now there are people out there calling for us to sack a manager who has been a huge success for 15 years.
“That does not help much. I have been extremely disappointed by some of the recent results.
“I have been an Arsenal fan for a lot longer than most so I think I know what it feels like. It hurts a lot and I am sure Arsene is hurting too.
“He is very diplomatic and calm but deep down he feels very strongly and he is as upset as anyone.
“It’s not just me who is backing Arsene. (Major shareholder) Stan Kroenke is very supportive too.”