Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is planning to win back over the club’s supporters, also admitting an understanding of recent frustration from the fans.
The sight of empty seats is beginning to become a common feature at the Emirates in recent weeks, just so happening to coincide with the club’s recent run of poor results.
This is something the manager is determined to turn around by doing everything possible to start reinvigorating performances in North London.
Understanding the anger
The Gunners face a real uphill battle in order to secure a spot in the top four, currently sat 12 points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.
The club are also already out the FA Cup and were unsuccessful in the Carabao Cup final, meaning Arsenal’s only saving grace this season appears to be the Europa League.
The North Londoners put in a very impressive performance in Milan to take a 2-0 lead back to the Emirates this Thursday.
The Frenchman is hopeful that through this competition he can attempt to win the supporters back over by going the distance.
“Of course I worry because I want our fans to be behind our team and be happy.
“But after what happened in that week [against City] it’s a bit understandable.
“We are in a job where we have to get the fans on our side and do absolutely everything to achieve it. That’s what we want to do.
“I don’t know how much negativity is out there. I focus on my job.
“I think I’ve shown in 22 years that I can do that, that I’ll respect everyone’s opinion and focus on my job with total commitment.”
AC Milan 0-2 Arsenal
One way to respond to defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion is to head to the San Siro to face an inform AC Milan side and leave 2-0 winners. Arsenal did just that.
Two first-half goals from Henrik Mkhitryan and Aaron Ramsey secured the Gunners two vital away goals as they return to the Emirates on Thursday.