Wenger will not resign
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he has no intention of quitting the club despite the Old Trafford thrashing.
Last Updated: 28/08/11 8:03pm
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he has no intention of quitting despite his club conceding eight goals for the first time in more than a century during an immensely embarrassing afternoon at Manchester United.
The crisis-stricken Gunners were dismantled in a remarkable 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday, which represented the London club's worst loss to United in their history, while they conceded the most goals since 1896.
Wenger was already under pressure following the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri and further transfer unrest and his team scraped past Udinese in the UEFA Champions League play-offs in midweek.
United fans taunted the Frenchman with chants of 'you're getting sacked in the morning', but the Arsenal manager since 1996 has no plans in quitting ahead of the international break.
"You feel humiliated when you concede eight goals," he told Sky Sports 1. "It was a terrible day for us, it was a combination of an under-strength team and weakness.
"We collapsed physically in the second half."
Asked if he might think about resigning, he was initially coy, saying: "I believe we have a break before the next game."
He then ruled out the possibility, adding: "No, not at all."
With three days to go before the end of the transfer window, Wenger is under pressure to bring in new names, although he was again guarded about the addition of any players.
"I know that in England when you lose a game signings are always the solution," he added.
"We had eight players out today. Anybody would suffer with eight players missing."
Wenger confirmed Korean striker Park Chu-yong could be confirmed as an Arsenal player later on Sunday.
Efforts to sign Bolton's Gary Cahill will continue, with the manager confirming Arsenal need a defender and a midfield player.
And while the search continues, he is ready to take any criticism.
"I am in a public job and I have to accept that," Wenger said. "I have to make the right decision for the club and I will continue to that.
"We have played three games and I think you should give me more time to say if I have got it completely wrong."