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Jack Wilshere defends Arsene Wenger

  • AFP, Friday, August 23, 2013 2:44 PM

Arsenal's English midfielder Jack Wilshere has launched a vigorous defense of under-fire Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger and warned he would consider leaving if the Frenchman were to quit the club.

Gunners fans have criticized and jeered Wenger after failing to make any significant signings in the offseason and opening this season with a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa. Some pundits feel Wenger is likely to walk away from the Emirates Stadium if the criticism continues.

"I want to win things with Arsenal and I want to be there in the future, but if the boss leaves then things could change," Wilshere said. "Arsenal are always in my heart and by signing a deal for the next five years shows my commitment to them and their commitment to me so at the moment everything is good.

"Arsene Wenger has been there for so many years and he's always delivered trophies. OK we've had a little dip in the last five or six years, but he's a great manager and people who question his ability are ridiculous. He's qualified for the Champions League for 16 years so I think he's the right man for the job."

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