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  • Manager:Arsene Wenger
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Wenger shuns Real rumours

20 May 2009 - 07:46:34

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed rumours linking him with a sensational switch to Real Madrid this summer.

The 59-year-old Frenchman is under contract with the Gunners until the summer of 2011 and insists that he would not leave before that point, despite strong interest being shown by the Spanish giants.

Wenger told The Daily Mail: "There's nothing to worry about, it's not an issue for me.

"I'm staying here. If that changes I will let you know, but don't worry about that. It's not an issue."

Earlier, Gunners goalkeeper Manuel Almunia had hailed Wenger as the heartbeat of the club's plans and laughed off suggestions that he could be about to quit north London.

He told Don Ballon: "Working alongside him makes you feel incredibly relaxed and at peace.

"We train hard day in, day out, but he tells us that we will only feel the pressure at the end of the week, during the game.

"We call him the boss. He is the visible face of this club, of Arsenal's project and he is very important for the club."

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