Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has taken aim at the Old Trafford pitch following the Gunners’ 1-0 defeat to Manchester United last night.
The result means that his side have not beaten either the Red Devils or Chelsea in the last 11 meetings, but Wenger has called for calm despite the poor run against England’s big two.
According to The Telegraph, Wenger said: “You have to be calm and be realistic and objective. United won the game tonight and you don’t necessarily have to go to big conclusions. Be calm. I believe we are here to analyse one game – the game of tonight.”
Speaking to reporters after the game, Wenger added: “I know your job is to get to conclusions, but I leave that to you.”
Ramsey loan extension.
Nottingham Forest are hoping to extend the loan of Arsenal youngster Aaron Ramsey. The Welshman has seen his opportunities at the City Ground limited to just one substitute appearance to date, largely due to adverse weather conditions.
The current deal is set to expire on January 3, but Davies wants to talk to Wenger about keeping the youngster for longer.
The Nottingham Post: “When we get closer to the time, we will look at that option and the possibility of trying to extend his loan. That would be nice because he is an exceptional talent. You can see that in how he handles himself.
“He would be a superb player for Forest to have but the most important thing is to enjoy the period we have with him and, once we get closer to January, we will look at it again. He has been a pleasure over the last fortnight. He has settled in very well and is itching to play.”
Bendtner risks Denmark drop.
Denmark Coach Morton Olsen has admitted he may be forced to drop Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner from his squad if the 22-year-old fails to gain regular football at the Emirates, according to a report on The Metro’s website.
Bendtner has played just 74 minutes of competitive action this season, and the return of Robin van Persie from injury has restricted him to the subs’ bench recently.
He has previously spoken out about his frustration at the lack of opportunities, and it appears these concerns are now spilling over into his international credentials.
Olsen said: “Thinking with the eyes of the Danish national team, you have to have minutes and you have to have enough games, and if he’s not playing in Arsenal we cannot use him, of course.
“Bendtner has not been 100 per cent fit for a year. We saw also in the World Cup he was not 100%. And he has not played in the autumn, he has not played many minutes for Arsenal. We hope he will come back and show the talent he has.”