After Arsenal’s latest win, January signing Henrik Mkhitaryan has hit out at some of the fans – and admitted that there are some top class fans, who of course the players work for week in, week out – but there are those who make thing hard for the other fans and the manager – let alone the players and the board, and he said that the ones who come to the stadium are the ones the players love.
The Emirates has looked slightly less than full in recent games, and it seems there may be some fans boycotting the stadium and the games due to recent form – and it seems that the players have indeed picked up on that.
He said: “You know we are always playing for the fans and it doesn’t matter if they could have come today or not.
“We’re always playing for those who come and support us, who are really supporting us, they are real fans who are not just coming to the stadium when we are winning, we have nothing to say.
“Just thanks to the fans who were supporting today.”
The club have appeared to be in better form over the last couple of games, and while there is certainly a fair bit to be desired with their season as a whole, it’s remarkable it can still be salvaged and turned into a good campaign.
If the club manage to finish strongly in the Premier League and then win the Europa League, it’s not too far off what Manchester United managed last season and considered it to be a success.
Wenger knows that he will have at least another season at the club after his contract renewal and will also look to bring in more players come the summer – and being in the Champions League would be a key way to land the best players on offer and add to the available funds he can spend because of the revenue getting into Europe’s premier competition provides.