Date: 4th February 2009 at 8:25am
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New Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis says Arsene Wenger is ‘entwined’ with Arsenal football club and that the Frenchman’s long term future lies in North London.

Gazidis became Arsenal’s chief exec in the new year and has probably just endured one of the most arduous first month’s of a new job he’s ever encountered, however the former MLS big wig assures Arsene will remain at Arsenal.

‘Arsene is entwined in the club, and feels a sense of responsibility, it is difficult to imagine (Arsenal) without him now. Arsene is looking to the long-term. I think he loves the club. There’s (no) situation I can imagine that would lead to Arsene wanting to leave Arsenal.’ Gazidis told The Guardian

‘We have one of the best managers in the world, if not the best, who has redefined the club and has taken us to a point where everyone (outside of the club) is talking about fifth as a crisis. Arsene isn’t happy to be fifth place, but we believe and he believes, more importantly, in the group of young players that he has. He believes that there is unfinished business.’