Chris Hughton has been nominated for Manager of the month after taking Brighton through January with three wins and a draw but he is not expecting to have an easy win again tomorrow against Arsenal, despite the Gunners woeful away form this season. Arsene is a manager who has been around for so long and gone through so many periods.
Although Arsenal have an opportunity to seek revenge for their 3-0 defeat at the hands of City on Thursday, the club's two newest signings have pleaded to their teammates to fight for their manager following reports that the players held a crisis meeting without the Frenchman this week.
Former Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar announces retirement
Pienaar earned 61 caps for Bafana Bafana , and played at the 2002 and 2010 Fifa World Cups. "I've signed Steven Pienaar three times".
Additionally, Wright also said that he believes that there is no reason for Wenger to continue with The Gunners as he enters the final year of his Arsenal contract and Wright himself is now struggling to find a proper reason on why he believes Wenger should continue. I'm not going to be here forever but I'm living in a dream, although dreams always come to an end at some point, that's for sure. But I am always relaxed about speculation and what not. "People will look at it and see that I went to Liverpool, they were struggling for five seasons for Champions League football and I was able to get them back". Don't worry, I can live with reality. It will always be the case at big clubs, especially if your results turn the other way. "We play, we fight many, many times in Barcelona, a lot of times in Bayern Munich, a lot of times here in Premier League".
The former Liverpool manager was asked about the rumours linking him a move to North London as he prepared his side for their Scottish Cup quarter-final against Greenock Morton today.
However, majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, who has a good relationship with Wenger, has made it clear he will have the final say on the matter. But when you're dealing with "ordinary" Premier League players, or players that have been mostly trained in a system-based coaching environment, things get a little trickier. He told TalkSport: "Did you see his interview yesterday?"