Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

'Bullets' Don't Worry Wenger

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

'Bullets' Don't Worry Wenger

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ARSENE WENGER maintains he is 'bulletproof' to the stinging criticism which has come his way following Arsenal's worst start under his 15 seasons in charge.

Despite his side languishing just a point outside the relegation zone going into today's visit of Bolton, and Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis feeling it necessary to give Wenger a public show of support ahead of the midweek Carling Cup win over Shrewsbury, Wenger is not about to let the pressure get to him.

He said: "Since I arrived in England there have been a lot of things said that are wrong, but on the positive side as well.

"I personally do not complain. When you have heavy criticism of a young player, I am more worried about that.

"I am supposed to take the bullets and absorb them - like a polar bear."

Asked how many bullets he could take, Wenger replied: "Endless. …

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