Arsene Wenger has laughed of Tuesday’s attempt at a protest held at Arsenal’s training facility in London Colney.
The Gunners boss was welcomed at training by three protesters at the gate of the park, who had placed Wenger out signs among others, but the Frenchman has laughed off the dismal display.
Wenger said: ‘It is three guys. Honestly. Why should I waste energy on that?
‘Honestly. I don’t know what to say.
‘It is good that they can waste their day like that.’
He moved to urge the supporters to get behind his team for the crunch Premier League tonight, with protests expected to carry on throughout the upcoming tie with West Ham.
‘I care about Arsenal, about the club, about what we have achieved and what we want to achieve,’ he added.
‘That’s what you want to do. I will support Arsenal when I’m not here anymore exactly the same [as I do now].
‘What you want is the fans to stand behind the team. I love to win football games and I just focus on that. I lead with the values I think are important in life. I work for my club with honesty and integrity, and I’m not scared of any [criticism].
‘I always accept the judgement of people, and I just focus on what I think is important in the game. That’s it.
‘Look, I’m not in politics. It’s not about majority or minority. You just want our fans to stand behind the team and the club, and that’s what they did. I’ve said many times, it’s not about me.’
Can the fans hold back their strong protests in order to help the team push on and finish the campaign strongly? Is he right to disregard today’s protest?