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Arsene Wenger Would Not Get As Much Time In Spain Says Arsenal Captain

Emirates skipper says his boss would get the sack if he was in charge of a top La Liga club.

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has said manager Arsene Wenger would be sacked if he did not won a trophy for six years if he was in charge of a top Spanish club.

Wenger is the second longest serving manager in Premier League history have taken the reigns at Arsenal in 1996.

But the Gunners have not won any major silverware since 2005 and are looking likely not to win any this season.

Fabregas says if Wenger was in charge of Barcelona, Real Madrid or Valencia he would not have gone three years without a trophy without being sacked.

The 23-year-old does admit there is a different culture in Spain but realises the Arsenal board will soon have to make a big decision on Wenger’s future.

“It (Wenger’s position) is now easier to understand because I’ve been here for many years,” Fabregas told Don Balon.

“Obviously, if you come from Spain and say to (Unai) Emery, (Pep) Guardiola and (Jose) Mourinho they would spend three years without winning anything, it’s understood that they’re not going to continue in their position.”

“It’s different here. The coach is a smart person and the club appreciates other things.

“The team is always in the Champions League and competes to the end of the season, and it has economic stability. I guess that is important for the board.

“I imagine there will be a time when they will have to take the plunge: to win or not win,” he added.

“When I started we won the FA Cup and then we reached the final of the Champions League.

“We didn’t win but you say, OK we lost to Barcelona, by one goal in the last minute. It’s not a victory but still – it’s the first time the club reached the final of the Champions League.

“From 2007 I started saying, ‘we didn’t win but we played very well.’

“But then you realise it doesn’t work. This year, for example, when we were in four different competitions, you think to yourself, ‘We could win it all!’

“But after missing that final point you have to make a decision: play to win, or to train players.”

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