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Wenger Not Backed By Board Member Claims Adams

Wenger Not Backed By Board Member Claims Adams

Arsenal legend, Tony Adams claims Arsenal gaffer, Arsene Wenger does not have the full backing of the board, stating there is one member not giving the gaffer his support.

It's often debated on how much money Arsenal actually have to give to Wenger to strengthen his side given that year after year Peter Hill-Wood tells us if Arsene wanted to spend £30M on a player then he could, yet spends relatively little, but Tony Adams claims that is not the case.

'People on the board - and the fans - want more, but they can't actually back it up with financial weight to do it. They're not financing him. I don't think Arsenal have got any finance.' said the former Gunners centre back

'I don't know who it is, but I think there's someone on the board who's not pro-Arsene. I don't know who it is, but that's what I've heard.'

'The fans have got very high standards now. I remember when I first broke into the team, losing 4-0 at Maine Road and the fans were doing the conga. They didn't expect much, but they expect a lot now. They're crying out for experience and the fans are not silly, they know the team needs experience at the back and in central midfield.'

'Arsene knows, too. He's not a silly man. But you tell me a player they can get for the money they've got. It's unrealistic.'

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Date:Wednesday June 3 2009
Time: 9:44AM


Why does every former Arsenal player feel the need to say things like this? I wouldn't mind if it were someone who hated the club, but massive Arsenal legends always feel the need to say things that do us no favours. I realise they're probably just answering questions, but it drives me nuts sometimes ..... especially when it appears to be just idle speculation.
03/06/2009 09:51:00
Adams has always liked the sound of his own voice. Even if it is often self-indulgent tosh. Wenger has said himself we will look to bring one or two experienced players in and that we don't need strikers so much of it is just stating the obvious. I can't think of one current board member who doesn't support Wenger unless it's one of the inconsequentials, Sir Chips Keswick or Lord Harris perhaps. Fact is Arsenal spent £36m+ on transfers over last season so at least those backing him are getting their way it appears.
03/06/2009 10:07:00
Suggest u check out setanta news guys for the full interveiw given by big tony, about a player in italy he has been watching for arsenal, the above quotes have been lifted an changed to make it appear tony is having a pop
03/06/2009 10:41:00
03/06/2009 10:44:00
03/06/2009 10:48:00
I don't think it changes anything with regards to this article ... infact it seems to reinforce the fact that Tony likes speaking too much. Why is he talking to the press about players he's watching for Arsenal? Didn't he get sh** canned as a scout by Wenger before for doing the exact same thing?
03/06/2009 10:49:00
I'm a bit worried about Adams, his bizarre claim that he had been approached for the Celtic job, which has been very flatly denied by all involved at Parkhead and now this unsubstantiated claim. He even says he doesn't know who it is that's supposedly not backing the manager, he doesn't know how much money we have, if he really has that much of an inside track, shouldn't he know these things? I'm genuinely worried the guy is losing it.
Little Dutch
03/06/2009 11:07:00
You guys seen this? Interesting.
03/06/2009 11:14:00
TA has always loved to have a good waffle into amicrophone, although most of it generally rubbish.
03/06/2009 11:15:00
LD, I've often thought that when seeing him on TV interviews. It's a bit worrying because he seems to be getting worse too.
03/06/2009 11:20:00
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