Arsenal fans made it quite clear last week that they were unhappy with Arsene Wenger’s decision to take of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the Frenchman accepts the right of paying customers to let their feelings be known.
But he doesn’t understand how any confirmed Arsenal supporter could question his “committment and dedication” to the team he loves. Last weeks crowd at the Emirates let their frustration spill out, but Wenger thinks today’s performance helped calm the situation.
Wenger said: “I felt they were quite positive compared to last time. Maybe because we’re just coming out of a bad period.
“I’m sad we can’t always keep them happy. The only thing we can do is to show the spirit we showed today.
“I must tell you I just want to do well for this club that I love.
“I understand that people question my decisions. I wouldn’t understand they question my commitment and dedication to this club. I understand they’re unhappy sometimes with the decisions I make.”
Arsenal fans will certainly be relieved that the team are still in a competition that we have a realistic chance of winning, but it will take a few better performances than this one to prove that Arsenal really are capable of turning this season around.
I don’t question Wenger’s love for the club, but I’m still not sure that he can win anything with this group of players, no matter how much he believes in them…..