Wenger has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks, particularly after a 3-2 defeat at Stoke City.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has had a defiant message for the club’s supporters ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash against in form Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium – with the Frenchman simply telling the Gunners faithful to turn up with the intention of supporting their team, according to reports from the Mirror.
Wenger’s positions has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks, with a banner displayed at West Brom calling for his resignation and fans booing the Frenchman on a platform at Stoke-on-Trent railway station last weekend after his side’s dismal 3-2 defeat to Stoke City in the Premier League.
The Frenchman and his side bounced back in midweek, however, with a convincing 4-1 win over Galatasaray in Istanbul – although the Champions League fixture meant next to nothing, with Arsenal already confirmed of their advancement into the knockout stages of the competition.
There is a feeling that the atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium could possibly turn against Wenger if today’s clash with the Magpies goes wrong, but Wenger has preempted that by imploring supporters to turn up and support their team, whilst also defending his record as manager of the club:
“What is in the word supporter? Support. It says what it says.”
“I don’t expect anything but if you will look at the history of Arsenal and what we have achieved in the last 18 years and we have moved forward and that what is what we want to continue to do.”