Gazidis - Arsene won't walk out

Gunners chief rules out England switch

By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo.   Last Updated: 21/09/11 9:13am

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Ivan Gazidis is sure Arsene Wenger will fulfil his contract at Arsenal - even if England come calling for him next summer.

Wenger's position at Arsenal has come under scrutiny in recent weeks after overseeing the club's worst start to a season in 58 years.

Arsenal have won just one of their five Premier League games this term and sit in a lowly 17th spot in the table.

Gunners chief executive Gazidis has insisted the board remain fully behind Wenger and he insists the Frenchman will not walk out on Arsenal.

"He is not going to walk out," Gazidis said. "There is absolutely no issue about Arsene leaving the club or the club pushing him out.

"He did not suddenly become a bad manager or somebody who became out of touch with the game. It is complete nonsense."

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Wenger's 15 years in English football means he is likely to be considered as a potential replacement for England manager Fabio Capello.

The Italian's contract expires next summer, but Gazidis made his position clear when he was asked whether the club had considered the prospect of Wenger being on the Football Association's shortlist next year.

"He is under contract to Arsenal and he always honours his contract. It's not an issue," added Gazidis.

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