Arsenal’s chief transfer fixer, Dick Law, has told a Brazilian newspaper that Arsene Wenger has strong support from both the board and fans as the manager goes through the most difficult period of his Arsenal career.
Under fire because of results and performances, the Frenchman has been the brunt of serious criticism, and yesterday his comments about the appointment of a Director of Football led to suggestions he’s at loggerheads with Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis.
Wenger was adamant he would not work alongside a boardroom appointed football person who he feels would impinge on his own responsibilities, but Law insists that the board are behind the manager, as are the fans.
“He has strong backing from the board, and strong support from the fans,” he told GloboEsporte.com.
“Now, the fundamental issue is that the biggest critic of him is himself. He wants to win.
“He suffers when we do not win. But right now, I think the results will tell. The game against Manchester United was crucial.
“The game on Wednesday (against Southampton) will be another test.”
Attending the same conference as Law was Gilberto Silva, who said that the pressure Wenger is under is normal, but that it has been too aggressive at times.
“The pressure is normal,” said the former Invincible, “but not in the way it is being done.
“It’s even unfair and aggressive on the part some of the fans. He does not deserve this for everything he has done at the club and for everything he has done in English football.”