Despite Arsenal’s excellent win at AC Milan in midweek, the Emirates Stadium was yet again half empty when the Gunners took on Watford today, and Wenger thinks that he understands the fans frustration after our awful erun of defeats, and the only way he can get the fans back onside is to do his best to get his team to start getting the results again.
“Yes, of course I worry because I want our fans to be behind the team and happy,” Wenger said.
“But after what happened in that week, it’s a bit understanding – you know – we are in a job, we have to get the fans on our side and do absolutely everything to do it, to achieve it; that’s what you want to do after that.”
Wenger said he was aware that there was a “lot of negativity” before the game in Italy. “It’s like rain in England – it’s easy to get,” he said. “I focus on my job and I think I’ve shown in 22 years that I can do that, that I respect everybody’s opinion and do my job with total commitment.”
“It was difficult but overall it gets us out a little bit of that negative spiral we were in.”
Wenger suggested it was the weather that was partly responsible for the empty seats in the last home game against City, but there was no way Wenger could use that excuse again today, as Gary Neville sarcastically tweeted when he saw today’s crowd. He said:”Must be -4 and snowing again at the Emirates.”
So even if wenger wins every single game until the end of the season, will the crowds come back, and show the respect for our manager of 22 years? Let’s see what the crowd is like on Thursday and our next home League match, shall we?