We Arsenal fans are uaed to piling the pressure on Arsene Wenger, and we have all been guilty of this even our legend Thierry Henry, so as we go to the Bet365 Stadium tomorrow it is good to hear that the Stoke manager Mark Hughes also feels that his fans are pessimistic, and (to be fair) they probably have more right to be despondent than Arsenal fans ever will be.
Hughes laid into his own supporters when he said on the official Stoke website: “There’s a little bit too much negativity about what we are going to do this year,” he stated at Friday morning’s press conference.
“I think sometimes our fans, almost to a man, when they feel people are talking out of turn, they take exception to that.
“I think we are at a point where people cannot take liberties with what we are doing.
“When people ask questions about us, we circle together and we stand strong and show people what we are about, so maybe Arsenal coming into town is a good thing for us.”
It would be good to hear the Stoke fans booing once Arsenal go into a quick 1-0 lead and the fans get on the managers back, but obviously the Arsenal fans wouldn’t do that, would they?