Peter Hill-Wood has insisted the club remain fully behind the Frenchman amid growing calls from their supporters for a change of manager after yet more disappointments
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has insisted the club’s board remain fully behind under-fire manager Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners look likely to end the season without a trophy for the eighth season in a row following their shock FA Cup fifth round exit to Championship side Blackburn Rovers after losing 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
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He told the Daily Star: "You have your ups and downs and we are having a bit of a down. 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.