Arsene Wenger has found an unlikely ally in former rival Sir Alex Ferguson as he struggles to turn Arsenal’s season around.
In an interview with Sky Sports, the Frenchman revealed he has not been sleeping well and he feels ‘disastrous.’
However, Wenger has revealed he has many allies in the world of football , including his former Manchester United adversary.
Ferguson apparently reached out to the Frenchman to offer support during this stressful period.
The Gunners are 13 points off of a top-four spot in the Premier League , with the dissenting calls for Wenger to leave growing more and more raucous every week.
Thursday night’s 2-0 win over AC Milan eased some of the pressure on the 68-year-old, as his attention turns to the Europa League to secure Champions League football next season.
After the game, he said: “At some stage, you need to respond and respond together with a good performance. That's what we did tonight.
"We have won again but we have not qualified. The result will lift the belief in the team again. When you lose three games in six days, it's always very difficult.
"We want to keep our focus and finish the job next week. That's what the target is."
The much-needed win over AC Milan came after four straight defeats against Ostersunds, Manchester City twice and Brighton.