Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger responds to Real Madrid reports

Arsene Wenger pours cold water on talk of Arsenal manager replacing Rafael Benitez at Real Madrid

Arsene Wenger has rubbished reports linking the Arsenal manager with the Real Madrid job.

The Frenchman has been touted as a potential candidate to succeed Rafael Benitez if the former Liverpool head coach is sacked after a humiliating 4-0 loss to Barcelona in Saturday’s El Clasico.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is set to hold a media conference in the Spanish capital at 19.30 CET on Monday evening where he is expected to clarify Benitez’s future at The Bernabeu.

However, Wenger warned football fans not to waste their money on backing the 66-year-old to take over the reins at Madrid, whilst he also issued his support for Benitez.

“I would just like to take this opportunity to support completely Rafa, who is an outstanding manage and it would not be serious to sack the manager after 12 games,” Wenger told his pre-match media conference on Monday afternoon.

“I hope he gets the support of the president. No one should bet on me to become next manager.”

Wenger’s Arsenal side suffered a 2-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday evening.

The Gunners are in fourth place but just two points behind leaders Leicester City.

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Arsenal host Dynamo Zagreb at The Emirates in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

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