Arsene Wenger says it's time to stick together ahead of the game against Swansea.
Arsene Wenger has a simple message for Arsenal fans “It’s a time to stick together.”
The boss has called for unity and for the crowds to get right behind the team as they look to get their Premier League title challenge back on track against Swansea City tomorrow night.
“It is a time to stick together. The Premier League is of course vital and the FA Cup as well is important. The season is always decided by how well you finish, so at the most important moment of the season it's vital that we stick together - They deserve success and therefore I hope that our crowd will be behind our team tomorrow,” the Frenchman told the Arsenal press office earlier today.
Arsenal are still recovering from the shock of the manner in which they lost at Chelsea last weekend but the boss says the crowd are important and have respected the way the team has played for the majority of the season.
“The crowd knows that it is a very important game and I'm confident that the crowd will be behind our team and support our team. I think the crowd acknowledged since the start of the season, that the team's attitude was absolutely spot-on, that they have given absolutely everything.”
Wenger has also blasted the idea that his side were underprepared, lethargic or lazy ahead of the Chelsea game, suggesting their preparation, and proof from earlier this season, has been along the lines he’s been looking for.
“I believe that overall, over the season, in the cup games, we played difficult cup games, in the Champions League games, we had difficult games in the Champions League, this team has turned up with complete focus. I must say that this team is an absolute credit to the club with their attitude.”
It will be a bitter pill for Gunners to swallow because they are forced to pay more than ever before to watch and support their team live and frustration will seep into thr ground if Arsenal don’t start the match well.
That frustration could turn into criticism of the team but it would be counter productive and as frustrating as it may be for fans to hear their boss calling on them after such a poor performance, it’s the remedy which could inspire the side to produce three points.