Arsenal boss bullish as ever when claiming his side can cope with Europa League commitments if necessary

Arsenal produced a tepid display in yesterday's 0-0 draw at Sunderland, amid mounting pressure on boss Arsène Wenger.

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has commented on how his side will be perfectly capable of dealing with Europa League fixtures on Thursdays, in a statement that will be sure to anger Gunners fan.

With over £150 million in cash reserves, Wenger chose to only sign Petr Čech in the summer transfer window, with fans and pundits alike dismayed at the Frenchman's lack of activity.

With Arsenal struggling for a top four spot, the atmosphere at the Emirates has become toxic, and in a statement that is sure to incense Gunners fans even further, Wenger claims his side will be able to handle Europa League commitments next season, as reported by Eurosport.

"Between Thursday and Sunday and Wednesday and Saturday morning is exactly the same," the Arsenal boss said.

Wenger's apparent acceptance that the Europa League is even a possibility is symptomatic of his negative attitude and acceptance of failure that has quite obviously seeped down to the Arsenal squad.

It is common knowledge that the Frenchman will leave on his own terms, but there will be questions asked if Arsenal were to miss out on Champions League football.

Wenger has achieved great things in his time in North London, but this season is going some way towards ensuring that he will be remembered as much for his failures as he will for his successes.



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