Arsene Wenger does not fear for his job despite the embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the Premier League.
The Emirates crowd turned on their manager following a disappointing result with Aston Villa. The summer has been a frustrating one for Arsenal and all the emotions boiled over after watching their team lose out to Villa.
The Gunners have been linked with several stars in the last few months but have only managed to sign Yaya Sanogo, a 20-year French striker for Auxerre on a free transfer. Wenger has lost out on his main targets as Manchester City and Napoli stole in on Stevan Jovetic and Gonzalo Higuain. Arsenal’s attempts to lure Luis Suarez away from Anfield look in vain as Liverpool refuse to sell to their rivals.
Ivan Gazidis announced the club would have plenty of money to spend this summer leading to an optimistic feeling for the summer but that has been changed to frustration and anger and the defeat to Aston Villa only made it worse. Despite that Wenger revealed he has not even thought about losing his job.
“In 16 years, I’ve shown my loyalty to this club. My worry is to do well. That’s the only worry.”
“As long as I’m here. I want to do well. I’m absolutely hugely disappointed because we’ve come out of a 10-game run in the last season without any defeat and we start the new season with a defeat at home.”
“It’s a massive blow and that’s why the solutions is not to sit here and say: ‘Yes we’ll buy and keep you happy.’”
“What is important for us is to win football games with the player who are on the pitch and continue with what we did last year at the end of the season. When you have the ambition that we have, it’s difficult to accept that you lose the first game at home.”
Wenger is clearly hurt by the loss to Villa, just like the Gunners support but the only difference is in the position to make a difference and so far he has failed to do so.