Arsene Wenger has called on Arsenal‘s disgruntled fans to ‘be behind the team’ after a difficult start of the season. The Frenchman was talking at the club’s annual general meeting (AGM) at the Emirates on Thursday, at which some unhappy fans failed to remove chairman Sir Chips Keswick.
Wenger chose to concentrate on issues on the pitch in his speech, insisting that he his ” Hungry for success than ever” despite a large number of disgruntled fans calling for him to be sacked.
‘I dedicate 99 percent of my lifetime to try to make you happy,’ Wenger said. ‘Looking at what happened today, it is not easy.
‘Arsenal is highly respected. We represent something that is exceptional. It’s a tradition of class.
‘Be behind the team. We accept the verdict at the end of the season but we want you to be behind us.’
Meanwhile, Arsenal are through to the quarter-finals of the Carabao EFL Cup and are on course for the knockout phases of the Europa League in the wake of winning each of their opening three group games.
The present for me is about the style of play, winning trophies, winning every single game,’ Wenger added. ‘Don’t think I don’t know that.
‘As soon as we lose one game there is a preconceived idea that we are not good enough.’
He did, however, insist that he will reassess his own position come to the end of the season to decide whether he should continue at the club.
‘My hunger, my commitment is bigger than ever,’ said Wenger. ‘I question myself a lot, don’t worry, I will sit down every year to see where I go.
‘No matter what happens one day I will always love this club forever and be an eternal fan.’