By Chris Harris
Does football management seriously damage your health? Arsène Wenger doesn't know - but he is prepared to take the risk for now.
The Frenchman's compatriot, Gerard Houllier, should be in the opposing technical area at Emirates Stadium on Sunday but the Aston Villa manager is still recovering at home after falling ill last month.
Houllier has a history of heart trouble and underwent major surgery in 2001. His current condition caused Wenger to ponder the stresses and strains of management at his pre-match press conference.
"I know it is not the healthiest job that I am doing," said the Arsenal manager.
"I don’t know what kind of price I pay with my health but I like it so much that I am ready to do it.
"You can say to me that it is easy to say that because you have no problem, and maybe the day I have an alert I will think 'let's change the way I see things'. Of course, everybody thinks about that."Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 14 May 2011