Arsene Wenger has told Sky Sports Geoff Shreeves that the worst thing people can accuse him off at Arsenal is creating instability because stability is the one thing he feels he’s created more than anything.

  • Arsenal went 20 games unbeaten earlier in the season
  • They have lost 6 of their last 9 games
  • Arsenal are 7 points behind City, with a game in hand

The reporter put it to Wenger that many feel he is creating instability around the club by refusing to announce a decision on his future.

Not so, said Wenger.  “The worst you accuse me of, having done 20 years at the club, is creating instability.

“If I have created anything it is stability. The situation is not sorted out and I believe it’s important we focus on what is essential.

“You know my attachment to this club and at the moment it is as it is and I do not see any escape route to have less responsibility because of that.

“You have to be men and focus on what matters and what is our job.”

But Shreeves didn’t leave it there and pushed again. ‘You know what players are like,’ Shreeves continued, flogging another dead horse. ‘It creates a question mark. Surely that can’t be healthy?’

“I don’t know,” Wenger replied.

“I don’t believe so but we can have a difference of opinions. You do not need to concede a corner because I have not signed a five-year contract.

“You defend on a corner no matter if your manager is has a one month or 10-year contract.

“We have to look at ourselves and believe in our qualities because if you look at our offensive numbers they are very positive in the league.

“We need to defend better and that’s why we’ve lost some big games.

“When I say defend better it’s not just the defenders it’s the team as a whole.

“What’s gone wrong? We don’t defend well enough and that’s what’s gone wrong.

“We can still have to turn this around by the end of the season.

“It’s a strange season because we played 20 games unbeaten and then you slip slightly away in one game, two games and suddenly it becomes a problem.”