Arsene Wenger has spoken out for the first time about the incident which brought shame on our club with the boss abused by a section of Arsenal fans at Stoke train station, The Telegraph reports.
After we succumbed to yet another defeat at the Britannia Stadium, going 3-0 down in the first half before launching a half-hearted comeback, fans were seething at full time.
However, what transpired at the train station was both shameful and out of order. Wenger revealed that while he’s constantly prepared for a backlash following a defeat, he didn’t envisage such a reaction.
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“Experience helps you anticipate what you will face although, even here, there are unpredictable responses,” Wenger told reporters.
“You would not necessarily expect people to insult you on the way to the train.
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“You have a good assessment of who you are, and you’re not influenced by what people say, whether that’s on one side too positive and on the other side too negative.”
Despite ending our trophy drought in 2014, fans still seemed edgy throughout last season with many frustrated that the manager hadn’t used all the funds available to him to strengthen the squad.
Following the arrival of Petr Cech, there still seems to be a consensus that we’re two players short of competing for the title and the fear is that we’ll be left wanting yet again.
Hopefully, Wenger learns from past errors and supplements the squad with the required talent.