The News of the World says friends and family are becoming increasingly concerned at the workload dumped on the Arsenal manager's shoulders since former vice-chairman David Dein was forced out by the Gunners' board.
Gilles Grimandi, one of Wenger's closest allies and Arsenal's chief scout in France, last night revealed: "Before, Arsene was snowed under with work. Now it has become frightening. He is taking on a large part of Dein's work and the situation is getting difficult.
"All of us around Arsene are trying to take the strain off him but Dein is irreplaceable."