Arsene Wenger came out swinging during his press conference ahead of our Premier League clash against Stoke City this weekend and warned us fans that the time has come for us to support the team, The Evening Standard reports.
Wenger faced the media for the first time since the window slammed shut and justified his inactivity in the market by stating – as expected – that there was little quality available on the market.
After being pushed further, the boss claimed that the role of the supporter is to get behind our current players without focussing too much on external help.
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“It is not always expecting someone coming down from heaven to sort out all your problems,” Wenger told the gathering media.
“Support is believing in the players in the squad and this is a good opportunity to do that for our supporters.”
Wenger’s comments might be perceived as slightly disrespectful by some fans who will undoubtedly get behind the team now that the window has closed.
The hysteria surrounding the window stems from what we’ve witnessed on a continuous basis over the past decade and the fact that Wenger has naively – or stubbornly – put his faith in players who aren’t capable of dragging us towards a Premier League title.
We’ll all happily eat humble should the boss deliver the title come May, but we’re certainly not holding our breath.