We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 14:30 | 17/12/15

Wenger: The modern world is impatient

Arsene Wenger feels clubs must try to resist public opinion when it comes to deciding whether or not to stick with their managers.

Wenger is the longest-serving manager in the Premier League having been at the helm of the Gunners since 1996, while only a handful of his rivals have been at their posts since 2013.

Already this season there have been four dismissals with Dick Advocaat, Brendan Rodgers, Tim Sherwood and Garry Monk all leaving their posts.

Monk's sacking came just a few short months after he guided Swansea to eighth in the Premier League and Wenger believes clubs put too much emphasis on public opinion when making a decision on their manager's fate.

"Garry Monk surprised me as he had done a good job last year. I was quite surprised," Wenger told reporters when asked about Monk's sacking.

"Why do managers lose their jobs? The modern world is more impatient.

"It is always down to people at the clubs. Public opinion often lives in the present and you could say they need to be stronger than ever to resist to that."

Arsenal have had a lengthy injury list to contend with this season and there have been suggestions that Wenger will dip into the transfer market in January.

While he will be on the lookout for new players, Wenger has yet to identity a potential target and is focusing on getting through the Christmas period without further injuries.

"We will be out there and seeing what we can do, but we have the whole of December to go and we are in a strong position in the Premier League," he said at his weekly press conference.

"But we are short and it is important that we don’t lose any more players.

"On one side people want you to have seven strikers, on the other side when you rest one they ask you why you are not playing him."

Carrick signs new one-year deal at Man Utd

10:05 | Today

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a new one-year deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2018.

Sanchez "doesn't know" about Arsenal future

10:19 | Today

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez says he is unsure whether he will be at the club next season.

Costa doesn't want China move

10:06 | Today

Chelsea forward Diego Costa says he doesn't want to move to a Chinese Premier League club this summer.

Wenger's future to be revealed next Wednesday or Thursday

20:52 | 27/5/17

Arsene Wenger has revealed that his future as Arsenal manager will be revealed this coming Wednesday or Thursday.

Arsenal down Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup

20:52 | 27/5/17

Arsenal have beaten Chelsea 2-1 a Wembley to win the FA Cup for a record 13th time.

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.