Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Arsene Wenger responses to rumours

Arsene Wenger claims he won't leave Arsenal despite interest from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

Rumours about Madrid coach Wanderley Luxemburgo's future has grown since the 3-0 loss to Barcelona, and Perez told a radio interview he was a fan of Wenger.

"Jose Mourinho and Fabio Capello are two of the world's best trainers but I have another name for you, Wenger. I like him very much," said Perez.

Wenger responded: "That's nice of him but until 2008 I have glue on my seat."

Gunners striker Thierry Henry has also been linked with a move to the Bernabeu.

Arsenal's record goal-scorer is out of contract in 2007 and has refused to discuss a new deal until the new year.

David Beckham would love Henry join him at the club, but Wenger is keen to see his fellow Frenchman stay at Arsenal.

"For me, Thierry Henry is the best striker in the world so we would prefer to keep him here," said Wenger.