Hughton backs ´outstanding´ Wenger to turn Arsenal around

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The Frenchman is under massive pressure after losing to Manchester City twice in less than a week and there has been talk of the former Liverpool manager to come in and steady the ship.

Chris Hughton's side have defied many expectations this season, their first ever in the Premier League. It seemed to me that he was asking for the board to be loyal to him now, because he was saying, "I've been loyal to this club, I could've gone anywhere in the world".

"After we played at Arsenal I was asking around in the dressing room about how many games were left and no one knew the answer", the City captain says.

"You have to take a perspective, sit back, look at the whole picture and analyse where we were poor and where we were strong, insist on the strong points and get rid of the weak points we showed last night". It stretches back further than just this season as well, they've won only seven of their last 26 Premier League away matches. "That means that's not a coincidence, they lost only one game in the whole Premier League campaign".

"Dreams always come to an end at some point, that's for sure".

Aguero alone, meanwhile, has managed more goals this campaign than Welbeck has in the last five seasons.

That is the extent to which Guardiola and his players have turned things around this season, though as Kompany explains, the process began a year ago. "I've turned down the world to stay at Arsenal" - he's so arrogant, it's untrue", Robson, who spent six years as a senior player at Arsenal up till 1987, told talkSPORT. "These two weeks are very important for us".

"At this moment, what we're seeing is not good enough for Arsenal and it has to change".

At half-time in the Sky Sports' studio, Jamie Carragher was marvelling at the first-half display from Guardiola's troops and said, "I'd be surprised if Guardiola's Barcelona sides scored three better goals than this".

"I feel sad because this is the club that I love and a man [Arsene Wenger] I have a lot of respect for". "We needed the penalty to go in to get a bit of momentum, so that was the killer of the game after that". I can't see Arsenal being able to live with them.

City have a free week following the Premier League clash with Stoke on March 12 due to their shock FA Cup exit to League One side Wigan last month.

"That is why it is so hard to retain titles". As for the other stuff, you can't control it so I don't worry about it.

"I will be looking into people's eyes to check if they have the same intensity". Hopefully we have the desire to win, to be the best team in England.



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