Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has propelled a stinging attack on his spoilers, portraying a portion of the criticism as “a disgrace” that he “will never forget”.
The North London side persevered through a much difficult season in the Premier League, with them running out of armoury to settle for their traditional Top 4 spot, which resulted in missing out of the Champions League since the Frenchman reign.
They likewise endured a mortifying 10-2 aggregate annihilation to Bayern Munich in the round of 16 of Europe’s elite competition and a 2-0 home loss to Southampton in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup.
A number of fans have called for Wenger not to be given a contract extension, with ‘Wenger Out’ banners showing up at matches and events around the world and planes carrying banners both for and against the Wenger’s exit having been flown over The Hawthorns amid Arsenal’s thrashing to West Brom in March.
Wenger, whose side meet Chelsea in the FA Cup Final on Saturday in a match that could go some path towards rescuing their season, has been left incensed at the way of his treatment by the fans.
“I don’t mind criticism because we are in a public job,” he told BBC Sport. “I believe there’s a difference between being criticised and being treated in a way that human beings don’t deserve.
“The behaviour of some people during the season is what hurts me most. It’s not my person that is hurt but the impeccable image of the club around the world. That kind of behaviour does not reflect what Arsenal is.
“A strong club is a club that makes a decision. It is wrong that in modern society it is not a question of whether a decision is right but whether it is popular. That has nothing to do with competence. People with responsibility have to make the right decision.”