LONDON, May 19 – Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood is not concerned about the prospect of losing Arsene Wenger to Real Madrid. Wenger has been heavily linked with a move to Real in the summer, with presidential candidate Florentino Perez reportedly wanting to make the Frenchman the club’s next coach.
The Gunners boss sparked fresh speculation over his future at the weekend after admitting Perez’s project would be interesting for any coach.
The long-serving Wenger was also criticised at a shareholders’ meeting last week following a fourth successive season without a trophy.
Hill-Wood has blasted the conduct of some of those at the meeting, but is confident it will not affect Wenger’s future at Emirates Stadium.
"I am not concerned about it," said Hill-Wood in the Daily Star. "Arsene is here and under contract (until 2011), and I am sure that is how it is going to remain.
"I think he is a big enough man to accept that a few people are not prepared to be reasonable.
"I think we all have to accept criticism, but you expect it to be reasonably constructive, rather than destructive."
Meanwhile reports indicate that there is a "good chance" that AC Milan will sign Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor in the transfer market this season.
The Italian "big boys" wanted him 12 months ago, but were not successful as he signed a new contract for the London club.
Milan is not the only team to be of interest in signing him. Chelsea have also put there name in to be a possibility.
Boss Arsene Wenger, has "no problem" with selling the player, but says he is part of his plan for the team’s future.
Adebayor has said that the chance of him staying at the club is "100 percent," but its not stopping Milan from trying.
Milan president, Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed the interest in the deal and is positive about persuading Adebayor to move to the San Siro.
He told the Italian media, "There is a good chance that we can get Adebayor."