Arsenal’s chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, has told fans and shareholders that Arsene Wenger has the full support of the board and new owner Stan Kroenke.
Gazidis was speaking to members of the Arsenal Supporter’s Trust at an ‘end of season review’ meeting. When asked on what basis the club might consider a change of management, he replied “We 100% support Arsene. He’s done a remarkable job in competing with clubs with greater revenues”.
Wenger has been under intense pressure after another campaign ended without a trophy and the team, which was competiting on four fronts, crumbled after the Carling Cup final defeat to relegated Birmingham City.
Gazidis also confirmed that the manager was currently looking at making signings to strengthen the squad and said there would be a ‘turnover’ of players. However, he refused to name individuals in either case for fear of feeding a media frenzy, saying only that we would be ‘busy’.