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Silent Stan speaks up to offer Wenger his backing

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke says that he still has faith in Arsene Wenger, despite Arsenal’s poor start to the season.

ARSENE WENGER HAS received the backing of Arsenal owner ‘Silent’ Stan Kroenke, despite the club’s faltering start to the Premier League season.

The club’s failure to win any trophies since 2005, as well as the departures of key midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, has seen the spotlight fall on Wenger like never before but American businessman Kroenke – noted for saying the bare minimum in public – is standing by the Frenchman.

“Maybe it is one of those times when we have to work our way through, maybe with some young players,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

“Arsene has been really good at developing these guys, people like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere. There are some really good players that Arsene thinks can be special.

“Sometimes you go through periods like that. Arsene’s our man. As an owner, that’s who we put our confidence in.”

The Gunners have already lost three games this season, including a devastating 8-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Read much more of this interview in today’s Daily Telegraph >