For Arsène Wenger the pressure on Tottenham manager Martin Jol is another example of the 'impatient world' Premiership football now inhabits.
 
Arsenal's North London neighbours have been in the media spotlight all week after a troubled start to the campaign. There have been suggestions that Jol, the head coach, may be fired and the club had already approached a replacement. This has been vehemently denied.

"I don't know what's happening inside the club," commented Wenger when asked about the situation at his pre-match press conference on Thursday. "Frankly, it's not my responsibility. Tottenham are responsible for their decisions and we are responsible for our own. It's not proven that they were talking to another manager anyway.

"But I feel generally that two games is not a lot. We are more and more in an impatient world now.

"And I think Tottenham have a potential improvement this season. They have bought good players and invested money but I'm convinced there are seven or eight clubs who can vie for the four positions this season."

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