Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of our trip to Boro on Monday evening, Arsene Wenger has remained tight-lipped about the state of his relationship with the board and majority shareholder Stan Kroenke.
With Arsenal in serious danger of finishing outside the top four for the first time in Arsene’s tenure, there have been numerous reports of tensions and fallings out behind the scenes. Arsene was fairly coy when asked about goings on at board level, though he allowed for a wry smile when asked about “divisions” in the board room.
“I don’t know, honestly,” he said, when asked whether the club hierarchy were unified in their outlook. “I think what’s happening above me in the board is not down to me. What is important for me is the performance of the team, and what the fans are interested in is the performance of the team.”
Responding to a question about how often he communicates with Stan Kroenke, he said: “I believe our relationship has always been the same. It has not changed.”
As for any update on his future as manager, he simply said: “Nothing, nothing.” All in all, an elusive few answers on the politics of the club and what he plans to do going forward.