Despite losing at home to Liverpool for the first time in eleven years, Arsene Wenger says he will not resign from his position as the coach of the club. Wenger said he is under no more pressure “than usual” and there was “no chance I will walk away”. “I always feel under pressure,” he said.
“We live in circumstances at the moment where every defeat is absolutely a disgrace, an earthquake but we are at the start of the season. “We are very, very disappointed that we lost the game today, but we are at the start of the season.”
The next 10 days will be defining. Arsenal take a 1-0 lead to Italy but Champions League elimination at this stage could cost as much as £30?million (S$59.8 million).
Defeat at Old Trafford, for which they have Frimpong, Alex Song and Gervinho suspended, would leave them with one point from their first nine. And with the transfer window closing on Sept 1, time is running out to find reinforcements. “The next 10 days will have a very big impact, especially Wednesday night, which is a massive game for us,” Wenger said.
“After that we are playing Manchester United. It’s important now to lift the players, they are very disappointed today, and to give them credit for their attitude and performance. I feel it was very harsh to lose the game the way we did.”
Wenger insisted that the players he has so far brought in will reinforce his side, he said “If you look well at the players we have brought in, you will notice very soon that we have brought top quality players in – we have bought Jenkinson, Gervinho, we have Miyaichi, we have Chamberlain.” “You will soon see that they are all top quality players.”
He pleaded with Arsenal fans to trust his judgement in the transfer market.