Leonardo Bonucci: AC Milan were a little scared of Arsenal

Lynette Rowe
March 11, 2018

Arsenal's midfielder Mesut Ozil from Germany (L) fights for the ball with AC Milan's defender Ricardo Rodriguez from Switzerland during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg football match AC Milan Vs Arsenal at the "San Siro Stadium" in Milan on March 8, 2018.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been one of a few managers who have been in contact with Wenger on a regular basis in recent weeks, trying to help him through his ordeal.

"The desire to find solutions is interesting as well".

"It's part of the job. I expected that they would play this way, I hope this experience can be useful for our path, taking these [losses] can also be good for growing". But it is not about that.

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Wenger, who has made it clear he has no intention of standing down despite growing pressure at the Emirates, said: "I got many messages".

'The difficulty in this job is to be capable to go periods where it very hard'. Current and past [managers have been in touch]. I can understand every manager has his own problems and has to face his own daily situation.

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"There is a solidarity there and I support the other managers always, we all do that".

"Football is first about values, if I can leave that behind me and that maybe somewhere people respect that Arsenal is [not only] about winning or losing, but as well about what is important in the game", he said. "You have to suffer".

Fans have continued to turn against Wenger, with 88% of the Arsenal Supporters' Trust's (AST) 1,000 members voting this week in favour of the 68-year-old Frenchman's contract being terminated at the end of the season. I'm very grateful, you take perspective.

"If you say something about what happened in the past, you are talking about different coaches - I prefer only to think about the future for Troy and all the players".

Arsenal also looked to make early in-roads and, although some of their pass selections - short and easy - showed that confidence is lacking, one smart move ended with Mkhitaryan firing into the side-netting.

"We were not in a position to take risks, but we could not be too cautious as you lose fluidity", Wenger said.

There are fitness doubts over defenders Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac, while Wenger has a decision to make in attack.

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