Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger Hits Out At Media ‘Brainwashing’ Fans

Wenger feels media are overly critical.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has launched a scathing attack on the British media, saying they have tried to ‘brainwash’ the club’s fans into thinking they are in crisis, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Frenchman’s role at the club came under serious scutiny again last week after his side lost their opening game of the Premier League season, in a surprise 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa.

A large number of the club’s fans have been calling out for new signings this summer to help bring silverware to Arsenal for the first time since 2005, but Wenger has so far been unable to complete deals for his main targets.

The 63-year-old has come under criticism for missing out on the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Luiz Gustavo when deals looked all but completed, and he has been perceived by some as showing a strong preference to avoid spending money on big-name signings if possible.

Arsenal bounced back this week with two impressive wins away to Fenerbahce and Fulham, and Wenger feels his team’s response shows that the press were over the top in their criticism last week.

“The media in general has brainwashed a little bit the Emirates,” he said. “Maybe rightly so, I don’t know, because we haven’t won trophies for years everything is negative. But we have to live with that and focus on playing well football.

“We lost one game since the beginning of March. That’s why it was a shock. But we won in the Champions League at Bayern Munich. We won at Fenerbahce. It is just like that at the moment.

“People always want news. We live in a world which is very interesting but very excessive.

“I care about this club and when we had last week’s result I was deeply disappointed. This is not a personal trip. This is about doing things well for the club I love and I am happy we are back on track.”

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