Wenger Angers Fans, Asks Them To Learn From Rivals Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the match.

Reuters / Matthew Childs

With 2 losses in the last two league games, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal are currently dropping down the points table and are 12 points off Chelsea at the top.

Not so long ago, they were in the middle of the title race but with some disappointing results since the turn of the year, the Gunners have just not been able to keep up the pressure at the top of the table.

They are nowhere close to the top of the table at the moment but the manager recently lashed out on the fans, calling for more support.

After the embarrassing loss at the Stamford Bridge, the Arsenal fans are slowly growing restless but Arsene Wenger has now called for some cool heads and wants his fans to get behind the team in this tough times.

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Speaking to the media recently, Wenger felt that the Gunners fans are growing more and more demanding and felt that it was important for them to support their team.

“Our fans have been consistent and have a high level of expectation as I do, but I don’t feel you can be a fan until last Tuesday and then not be behind the team any more — it doesn’t make sense,” he said.

“All the other clubs, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, they have big expectations and big history. We are in a fight and we have to be united or we have no chance,” Wenger said, tearing into his fan base.

He surely struck a nerve when he especially mentioned Tottenham Hotspur and their supporters and wanted the Gunners to take them as examples.

“You have Tottenham as well and everyone is behind their team and we have to do the same. Even if we have had two disappointing results I want the fans to be behind the team. Focus on what we do well,” Wenger added.

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Though 12 points is a huge task to overcome in the Premier League, the Arsenal manager was still pretty confident of his team’s chances of catching up on their London rivals at the top of the table.

“It is never over. We are not to behave like that. Even if you (the media) think like that, I don’t,” Wenger said, talking about his team’s title chances.

“We are all in a pack that is very tight and the fight for every position is massive as it has always been in the Premier League — maybe even more so this season,” he said.

“The way we respond to a disappointing result last Saturday is vital. If it is over for us then it is over for everyone else because we are in a pack,” he added.

The Gunners face a gritty Hull City side this weekend and anything less than 3 points will surely push them out of the title race.

Do you think Wenger is right in asking Arsenal fans to follow Spurs?


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