Steve Evans points to Arsene Wenger success when discussing job speculation

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The Leeds boss has praised the job done by his Arsenal counterpart.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has shrugged off speculation that his job is at risk by pointing towards Arsene Wenger's success at Arsenal.

Evans has only been at Elland Road for six months, but as the sixth manager of Massimo Cellino's two-year reign his position is constantly under scrutiny.

Leeds' 4-1 derby defeat against Huddersfield only increased the Evans-out rumours, with reports tipping former Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro to take over.

Cellino, though, insisted during the international break that he wasn't looking to make a managerial change until the summer - if at all.

And Evans remains bullish about his future, citing the Gunners boss as an example of the pressure that comes with his line of work.

“You only have to look at Arsene Wenger,” the 52-year-old said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“They (Arsenal) have probably got the best pound-per-point ratio in the whole of the world for what they spend versus what others spend but I see names linked with his job. That’s football.”

Wenger will have been in charge of Arsenal for 20 years this August, winning three league titles and six FA Cups in that time.

However, the Frenchman's apparent refusal to splash out on ready-made reinforcements has led to discontent among supporters.

And that seems to have come to a head this season, after the Gunners fell behind Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this season.

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