Wenger receives unlikely support from Clegg

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."