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Arsene Wenger Must Keep The Support Of The Fans

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Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has warned manager Arsene Wenger not to lose the support of the fans otherwise he faces the sack.

The Gunners endured another disappointing, trophy-less season after what promised to be a successful campaign.

In February, Arsenal were on course for an unprecedented quadruple, but defeat in the Carling Cup final saw their season fall apart.

There are reports that stars Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy could all be on their way out of the Emirates this summer sparking more despair for Gunners fans.

Gazidis says there will be an overhaul of playing staff this season and has given Wenger his backing to oversee it but has told the Frenchman the supporters’ patience is wearing thin.

“We had a season that promised a great deal but in the end a familiar story began to tell itself,” Gazidis told the Arsenal Supporters Trust.

“It is very clear we had some shortcomings and we are going to see some turnover of players. As Arsene has said, it will be a busy close season for the club.

“Arsene is ultimately accountable to the fans. If you are seeing the relationship between the fans and manager break down over time that is unsustainable.

“But I don’t think we are anywhere near that.”

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