‘Defiant’ Wenger refuses to quit despite Arsenal fans’ jeering

London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said the right time for him to retire hasn’t come yet after the Gunners were booed off fans following Swansea City’s deserved 2-0 win at the Emirates on Saturday.

The defeat came just hours after hundreds of fans in the “Black Scarf Movement” protested outside the ground.

At the start of the season Wenger said he would know when the time was right to step down but insists it is not now.

“Not at all. You make your assessment at the end of the season. I know there is a lot of unrest but it’s a good opportunity to stick together and show we are a strong club,” the Sun quoted Wenger, as saying.

“Of course it hurts but I am not so much worried about the placings. I believe it’s important is to get the quality of our game back. That is much more important,” he added.

Hundreds of fans gathered to attack the board rather than Wenger for building a great stadium and then failing to fund a superstar team.

Wenger said he understood why fans were so keen to splash the cash, and added: “The support from the board is there to spend the money if we find the players.”


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