Arsene Wenger slams Arsenal fans souring the club atmosphere

Arsene Wenger

The Gunners head coach blasted the negativity surrounding his team’s campaign.

Arsene Wenger has hit out at the “big egos” which are ruining the atmosphere at Arsenal, reports Independent.ie.

In a sensational press conference ahead of the Gunners’ clash to Norwich City on Saturday, the Frenchman openly criticised the negative commentators of his reign at the north London club.

During his 20 year tenure at the helm, Wenger has faced difficulties on and off the pitch - none more demanding than keeping the club among the Premier League elite amid a stadium move.

The Gunners left Highbury for the Emirates Stadium ahead of the 2006-07 campaign but the transition forced Arsenal to balance the books by constantly selling their most prized assets.

With defending champions Chelsea, Manchester United and Man City all experiencing blips in form this season, Wenger’s side had been expected to challenge for a first league title for over a decade.

After showing great promise to top the table into the New Year, Arsenal have slipped away from the title challengers and now face a battle to secure UEFA Champions League football for next year.

Wenger says he has no time for sourness among his team and has denounced onlookers eager to judge his reign.

“Some groups of people try to manipulate our fans, and I believe apart from an agenda, a personal agenda, a big ego, there's not a lot behind it. I can understand the frustration of our fans,” Wenger told a press conference according to Independent.ie.

"I didn't target anybody individually," he continued. "When people pretend to be Arsenal fans and every week they come out against the club, you cannot say it's not manipulation.

“They look for their own agenda, to get people on Twitter and social networks, and it becomes a way to behave."

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