'Give him a chance' – Arsenal manager Wenger backed by another unpopular leader
By Russell Edge
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has received backing from another man deeply unpopular with a huge section of his ‘supporters’ – the Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The French boss has come under heavy criticism from sections of the club’s fan base after a disappointing campaign in both the Premier League and Europe.
The Gunners currently sit sixth in the league, while they were dumped out of Europe by German giants Bayern Munich in a 10-2 aggregate defeat.
However, the 67-year-old has the support of the leader of the opposition in the shape of Jeremy Corbyn, who asserted that Wenger ought to continue his role at the helm of Arsenal.
At a rally in Leamington, the Coventry Telegraph quoted Corbyn as saying: “Wenger’s alright, give him a chance.”
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The Labour leader, who himself is a fan of the Gunners, was responding to a sign held at the rally which read ‘Wenger Out’.
The French manager’s contract at the club expires at the end of the season and he has given no indication whether he will still be in the Emirates stadium dugout next season.
Arsenal travel to Southampton on Wednesday night as they look to close the gap on fifth placed Manchester United, who they beat 2-0 in their clash on Sunday thanks to goals from Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck.
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