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Arsene Wenger will not join Real Madrid says Arsenal chairman

25 January 2009 01:13
Last week Fiorentino Perez announced his intentions to stand for election as president at the Bernabeu following the ousting of Ramon Calderon, and top of his manifesto was his intention to bring Wenger to the club.

Dismissing suggestions that the Frenchman will leave the Emirates, Hill-Wood said: "I think it's laughable, it is disrespectful and very rude. It cannot be right to talk in such a way about a manager who is under contract at another club.

"I cannot believe that Arsene would go there for all the tea in China. he would be played around like a puppet.

"I am very comfortable with the fact that Arsene will be staying with us. He is under contract until 2012 and has never broken a contract in his life. I have no reason to think he will start now."

Wenger has backed Hill-Wood's comments by saying "I have shown I am fully committed to Arsenal many times."

Hill-Wood also took the opportunity to clear up speculation suggesting that injured club captain Cesc Fabregas is set for a move to the Bernabeu. Despite the Spanish side succeeding in poaching Arsenal's award-winning groundsman Paul Burgess, he is adamant that the 21-year-old will stay.

"He is not for sale to Madrid or anybody else," he told the Mirror

. "Absolutely not.

"He is a very sensible young man and he is very happy at Arsenal. I would be surprised if he wanted to leave to go to Real. Very surprised."

Source: Telegraph