You might be forgiven for thinking that Arsene Wenger would be extremely careful what he said to the Arsenal fans in London and around the world at the minute, because even the Gooners who are not calling for the Frenchman to call time on his long reign as our manager are not far away and are not happy with him or the club right now.
So with a potentially difficult home game coming up against Hull City, a match which we really need to win to strengthen our case for a top four spot and stop the rot after two damaging defeats in a row, you might have expected the boss to be nice to us.
Instead, amazingly enough, Metro has reported Wenger’s words which basically claim that the Arsenal fans are not as good or as firmly behind our team as the other big Premier League outfits and he even specifically mentions our north London rivals Tottenham and suggests that we need to be more like the spuds.
He said, ‘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.
‘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.
‘You have Tottenham as well and everyone is behind their team and we have to do the same. Even if we have had two disappointed results I want the fans to be behind the team. Focus on what we do well. They were great players last Tuesday and they are still great players.’
Why not call us ugly and stupid as well and be done with it? I suppose he does have a point and we know that players do better with a strong support but the door swings both ways. Maybe if Wenger and Arsenal gave us more reasons to cheer then we might be a bit louder eh?