Ex-United star: Arsenal couldn't do better than Wenger

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Former extravagant Manchester United midfielder Lee Sharpe has backed Arsene Wenger, claiming Arsenal couldn't bring in anyone better.

As another Premier League season looks set for a dull conclusion for the Gunners, the pressure on Arsene Wenger has started to reappear. And after the last two results the pressure is reaching 'boiling point.'

A staggering 6-0 loss to Chelsea started an off appalling week and when they couldn't bounce back in their match against Swansea, which finished with a comical Mathieu Flamini own goal, the frustration grew and the pressure spread like wildfire.

However, the French manager does have one unlikely supporter in former Manchester United winger Lee Sharpe.

The former Old Trafford fan-favourite appeared as a guest panelist on BT Sport's 'Life's a Pitch' and went on to defend Wenger, claiming Arsenal couldn't do better.

When asked by presenter Des Kelly whether Wenger would still be Arsenal manager next season, the 42-year-old said:

'Oh, I would say so. I am not sure Arsenal could get anyone better really'

Which is an outstanding claim, however, when you consider the fall of Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson left, then he is possibly correct.

He went on to back-up his comment claiming Arsenal are still more than a match for anyone in the Premier League.

'I mean the way they play on their day, they're as good as anybody. He seems to have gone from an all powerful team that was the all-conquering invincibles to a smaller, lightweight team. I think he needs to go and buy some strong players.'

Whichever way you look at it, whether you're a Wenger fan or not, the objectives for the rest of this season are now as black and white as they have ever been in the past.

After reaching the FA Cup semi-finals along with Sheffield United, Wigan Athletic and Hull City then finishing the season without a trophy is simply unacceptable. As well as the FA Cup, it would be equally as horrific if they were to finish outside the top four.

So, if Arsenal fail to win the FA Cup and/or finish outside the top four then even the most loyal Wenger supporter would be forgiven for having doubts. As it currently stands, the future of Wenger at Arsenal is in his own and the players' hands.

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