Wenger still has full support of two Arsenal stars

Date published: Thursday 1st March 2018 8:45

Arsene Wenger still has the support of two Arsenal players in Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Wenger is thought to be in the final throes of his 22-year reign in north London, with Sunday’s Carabao Cup final humbling against Manchester City the last straw for many.

Reports claim that the Arsenal squad are ‘worried’ the Frenchman is taking them backwards, and that they are ‘slipping behind tactically’ under his watch.

But Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang insist the squad must “fight” for the manager.

“It is a pleasure to work with him. Of course it is not very easy for him,” Mkhitaryan told Sky Sports.

“But we have to play for the club, for him, because he is a big role model for this term, a big person at this club, so we have to show we are ready to fight for him.

“It’s not the easiest time for the club, but we are here to help, do our best, and put Arsenal on the level that it was before. I know it’s not going to be easy, but we’re trying, and doing our best.”

Fellow January signing Aubameyang added: “He is a great manager, everyone knows it.

“It is not an easy moment but we have to give our best to show him that we play for him and give everything for him.”

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