Arsenal board urged to clarify Arsene Wenger future

Arsene Wenger spoke candidly to Sky Sports' Patrick Davison ahead of Arsenal's Super Sunday clash with Everton

So when the shareholders meet on Thursday and come face-to-face with the board, including Wenger, majority owner Stan Kroenke, chairman Sir Chips Keswick and chief executive Ivan Gazidis, they will request that the same speculation about Wenger's future does not happen again. "Coming down the stretch, when there was an extreme amount of adversity from an external standpoint, on the players, on the club, on Arsene, the group came together and really rallied, not only for themselves but for Arsene", he said. That [selling] is just not our model.

He added: 'We have dealt with this a lot in different organisations and we just think that Arsene is doing a great job and he's the right guy'. They attend the yearly AGM and this is the fourth interview time that Kroenke has been interviewed by The Telegraph. "You just don't. We are committed long-term". I'm at a stage in life where ... what good does that do? There's so many easier ways to make money, I can assure you. "Whatever the outcome of the AGM, we call upon the directors at Arsenal to address these significant corporate governance failings", the AST said in a statement, even though they know they are unlikely to succeed in ousting either from the board.

Kroenke divided opinion among Arsenal supporters after awarding Wenger a new contract during the summer break. "When you make decisions like that you are weighing lots of different factors but you hope that you weigh them correctly and come out with the right decision - I think we did". "Look, we want to be champions of everything".

The Gunners have already been beaten three times in the Premier League and remain vulnerable defensively. We have to do better but don't sell short the FA Cup and Arsene's record setting and consistency through 20 years.

But the club's hierarchy resisted the temptation to change the manager, despite protests from a growing number of supporters.

Paper Round's view: West Ham undeniably got a good deal on the London Stadium - though whether or not it's been worth it, you'd have to ask the fans, following a fractious first season at their new home. They are rabid. That's the bad news. They are passionate, always have opinions and they are certainly entitled to them.



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