Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has denied that the Gunners back room staff; including his number two Steve Bould, are unhappy with his management.

The comments come after reports circulated this week that Bould was frustrated with Wenger after their Capital One Cup exit to Bradford on Tuesday night, something the Gunners boss claims are lies.

Bould reportedly wants to be more hands on when it comes to match preparation and training but despite Wenger being on compassionate leave two weeks ago, Bould still didn’t take charge of the sessions.

A large section of Arsenal fans have called for their long serving boss to leave after their poor start to the season that was exaggerated by their defeat to Bradford on penalties this week.

Despite everything that has happened at the Emirates during the past few weeks, Wenger is happy to take the criticism on the chin but has slammed the ‘lies’ written in the newspapers.

“We are a united staff team. You can unfortunately not control all the lies that are written in the newspapers,” Wenger told the Daily Mirror.

“I believe it’s a good opportunity to show that we are strong inside the Club and let people talk.

“We are criticised when our results are not good – we have to take that on the chin. That we have to face a lot of lies is less acceptable.”


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