Arsene Wenger has suffered a difficult few days with his team getting knocked out of the FA Cup, having an angry exchange with journalists at a press conference and seeing his Arsenal side lose to Bayern Munich last night.
But the French manager has received some unlikely support from the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
The Liberal Democrat leader and Gunners fan was asked on LBC Radio what he thought of Arsenal's defeat last night and said: "I'm heartbroken ... I know what it's like to lead a team through ups and downs."
He added: "The guy (Wenger) has achieved amazing things in 16 years and he has got an incredibly young and talented team ... to now start all blaming it on him, I think might make things worse at Arsenal."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on the team to concentrate on themselves and not what Bayern Munich are capable of when they line up in the last 16 of the Champions League at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow night.
While the Gunners head into the European tie on the back of Saturday's deflating 1-0 home FA Cup defeat by Blackburn, and currently only fifth in the Barclays Premier League, Bayern look in ominous form.
Wenger told journalists today that nil nil would not be a disaster but the team will try to score goals.
Arsene Wenger has said he has not yet begun negotiations on signing a new contract as Arsenal manager.
The club's chief executive said yesterday that he wants Wenger to stay on after his current contract runs out in two years' time. But the manager today said he would not rush into a decision and would look at his own performance before deciding if he wants to stay.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger speaking at a press conference earlier today.