Ex-Gunner: Wenger and Bould are ‘as good as gold’

11:57 13 December 2012

Arsene Wenger and Steve Bould together at Arsenal training. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Arsene Wenger and Steve Bould together at Arsenal training. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former Arsenal star Ray Parlour has insisted that manager Arsene Wenger and assistant Steve Bould have a good working relationship amid claims that a rift has developed between the pair.

Earlier this month, Wenger hit out at “superficial information” after reports Bould had led a heated dressing room inquest in the wake of the 2-0 home defeat by Swansea.

Rumours of problems with their relationship, however, continue, with Bould said to have become a marginalised figure at the club’s Hertfordshire training base.

But Parlour sees no reason why the duo cannot work well together.

“Steve Bould was a real character in that dressing room area, he’s one of those sort of players that points a finger at people if you weren’t doing your jobs, and I’m sure he’s not changed,” said Parlour.

“People will speculate very quickly about training bust-ups and whatever, but whenever I’ve been there Steve Bould’s been next to Arsene Wenger and they’ve been as good as gold.

“But if that is the case that is a problem, of course.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest Arsenal news

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Harry Kane of England celebrates scoring the first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E qualifying match between England and Switzerland at Wembley Stadium on September 8, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Wayne Rooney looks to be a major doubt for England’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia after he missed a second successive training session because of an ankle injury.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (John Walton/PA Wire)

All the main stories from around the web this morning, featuring Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, West Ham and Crystal Palace.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Dele Alli of England turns from Kyle Walker (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Dele Alli trained with the England squad for the first time ahead of their final Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Theo Walcott has missed out on the title of Premier League's fastest player (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

With eight games gone in the Premier League season, we take a look at the best XI so far and how they have gone about impressing.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal looks dejected after the second Dinamo Zagreb goal  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Depression and mental health problems in football are widespread with more than a third of players reporting symptoms, according to new research.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Line-Up Events


You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Read more
You won't need to fork out for groceries for a while!

Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets, prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here!

Read more

Latest Tech News