Arsenal’s chief transfer negotiator, Dick Law, has confirmed that Arsene Wenger has the board’s backing.
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As the minutes tick down towards the end of the season, it’s looking increasingly likely that Wenger will be staying at Arsenal, despite reports earlier in the campaign.
The Frenchman is currently experiencing his worst season in north London, with the Gunners looking set to finish outside the top four for the first time in two decades.
Dick Law, however, claims that Wenger still has the ‘strong’ support of not only the Arsenal board, but the fans.
“He has strong backing from the board, and strong support from the fans,” he said to Brazilian outlet, GloboEsporte.
“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 will be another test.”
Law has come under fire over recent years for not securing numerous top transfers, including Luis Suarez from Liverpool the season before he left for Barcelona.
Arsenal haven’t appeared to be very competitive in the transfer market and many blame him.
Ian Wright recently spoke with BT Sport, claiming that Law will be leaving Arsenal at the end of the season.
“You talk about those people [Suarez, Higuain, Kante], I’m hearing that Dick Law is going to leave at the end of the season and rightly so.
“I’m hearing things like he was the one [who messed up] with Suarez,” the former striker revealed.
“He was the one – with Özil – who missed the plane. This is somebody who is trying to bring in recruitment to make the club better. That’s the incompetence we’re dealing with.”
Arsenal travel to St. Marys tonight (Wednesday) to face Southampton (7:45pm kick-off).