See Jeremy Corbyn back Arsène Wenger in response to questioning from fellow Arsenal fan Piers Morgan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
The pair discussed the under-pressure Arsenal manager following a short video-link interview related to Tory infighting following the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions’ resignation and the recent Budget.
Presenter Morgan asked the recently smartened-up Labour Party leader:
Arsène Wenger, should he stay, should he go?
Positioning himself on the opposite side of the debate to one of the team’s more vocal supporters on social media, Corbyn replied:
Well I am an Arsenal supporter, as you know Piers, as indeed you are.
You have a different position on Arsène Wenger than I do.
Arsène Wenger is a very intelligent, very sharp, very thoughtful manager.
He’s kept Arsenal in the Champions League for every season since he became the manager of Arsenal, despite the stadium move and everything else, and we had a 2-0 win on Saturday.
Let’s get behind the team!
I’m behind Labour, you and I together can be behind Arsenal.
Take a look at the full exchange as Jeremy Corbyn backs Arsène Wenger as Arsenal manager in the clip above.