Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey says the players have let manager Arsene Wenger down at times with below-par performances.
The Frenchman has come under pressure in what could be his last season at the club after defeats against Bayern Munich and Chelsea all but ended their Champions League and Premier League title hopes for another season.
It is will uncertain whether Wenger will continue at the club after the end of this season when his current contract expires, with some supporters eager for him to finally step down.
However, Ramsey has leapt to the defence of the 67-year-old and admits the players are to blame for some of the team’s failings.
”We have let him down at times,” he said via the Metro.
“It is unfair some of the things that have been said. People are entitled to their opinion but he has been great for me personally.”
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Ramsey is hoping to return to action shortly after he confirmed he has returned to full training and still believes the club can catch Chelsea, currently 13 points ahead of the Gunners.
“There’s still a lot of football to be played, stranger things have happened in the game before,” he told talkSPORT
“Chelsea have quite a gap at the moment, but it only takes a couple of games and everybody’s right back in there again.
“Arsenal have to get back to winning ways and compete again and go on a run.”
Arsenal return to Premier League action on Saturday when they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool.