David Seaman gives his verdict on calls for Wenger’s resignation

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is losing the backing of the club’s supporters.

Former goalkeeper David Seaman believes Arsene Wenger is still the man for the Arsenal job and urged the club’s supporters to get behind the under-fire boss, the Mirror reports.

Wenger has come under heavy criticism from the club’s supporters in recent weeks, with banners asking him to hand in his resignation present during the wins over Hull City and Everton in the past month.

Seaman, however, has expressed his displeasure at the negativity around the Emirates Stadium and says supporters should be backing Wenger as he remains the best man for the job.

“I’m so fed up of all this negative stuff about Arsenal. A change at the top? Not for me. Let’s see what happens at the end of this season. Let’s see what’s gone wrong and then sort it out,” Seaman said.

 “But, for me, he’s been brilliant. I worked with him for about seven or eight years and he was fantastic. I would stick by Arsene. I’ve always said that and I haven’t reason to change my mind.

"It's frustrating for Arsenal fans. I can understand that. I get frustrated at times. But we shouldn't be negative about it. We should try to stay positive."

Wenger has been a pivotal figure in shaping Arsenal’s modern history, yet his inability to land a Premier League title over the past 12 years has started to frustrate supporters who plead for change.

In years gone the club’s lack of success could be accepted due to Manchester City and Chelsea’s vast spending, yet this season the Frenchman can receive little sympathy with Arsenal’s rivals faltering.

The club currently sit 11 points behind Leicester City in the Premier League table and recently crashed out of the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage to Watford, all but ending their chances of silverware this season.

This season was the North London club’s best chance to end their long wait for the title, as next year the likes of City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are largely expected to bounce back.

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