Arsene Wenger in a recent interview told media that he feels immune to the critical comments made by few Arsenal fans, most of whom very strongly believe in British election system.
This 67-year-old manager has been facing high reactions by Arsenal fans who believe him to be a roadblock in their way to success. Arsenal has had a costly defeat against Everton and Manchester City which has pushed them 9 points behind the table topper, Chelsea.
Commenting on the fans reactions Arsenal boss said” “We have gone the way that if you have five candidates to be elected Prime Minister you organise the vote one Sunday and people will elect one,”
“You organise a vote for the next Sunday, and you might elect somebody else. That’s where we are today, and we have to live with that and the excessive reactions.”
Wenger is confident enough in saying that his team have the potential to reduce this point difference and are working hard for it. While as far as the fans are concerned everyone in the country has a right to an opinion.
“Fortunately we live in a country where everybody has a freedom to have an opinion. And we have to respect that. But we have to live with what we want to achieve and how we want to do it.
“I feel immune to that. I’m not immune to critics. But immune to excessive reactions, yes. I’ve been long enough in the job to put that into perspective as part of people who love the club that is really disappointed on Monday morning and get their frustration out. We have to live with that. It doesn’t mean they are not ready to change their mind if we don’t win the next game.”
Arsenal faced West Brom on Monday and registered a win although a tough one with Oliver Giroud driving a powerful header late in the game. This was the first start for Oliver Giroud in the entire Premier League season after he was on rest following his toe injury.
Working as team will help reduce the Premier League Stress
Recognising the effect a Premier League can have on a player’s career this Frenchman said that the”stress” could make or break the modern footballer however his team will fight hard and come back even stronger.
Further adding to his statement, The Gunner manager said that it is the unity of the team, the ability to fight together, the ability to win together which helps them get over this ‘stress’.
“Fighting together, that’s what you miss. That helps them to get over it.
“You do not go in the season and have no disappointment. We have just lost two games. Of course, it’s tough but (Manchester) City didn’t win for six, Tottenham for four or five, Manchester United as well; all the teams go through that.
“It’s the teams who respond well together who have the most successful season. It’s part of it.”
“In 20 years I had very few seasons where you start on the motorway and you finish on the motorway with no car in front of you.”
With a win over West Brom, Arsenal sure look confident enough and so does Wenger, it will, however, be interesting to see if they can keep themselves focused and register a confident win over Crystal Palace.