Arsene Wenger was once again quizzed over his position at the club, and suggested that Arsenal fans were too demanding, as reported by The Telegraph.
The Arsenal boss understands that it’s human nature to always want more, but still struggles with the constant pressure put on him by the fans.
“We have to live with exaggerations and I can do that. I honestly never believed that I was God and I’m absolutely completely conscious of that,” said Wenger.
“But what can I do? It is a perception of other people. It is judgment. Judgments create belief. Is it right or wrong? I don’t know. But I do know I can only make sure of one thing – I am completely committed to perform and I do my best to make sure this club does well. After that it is not down to me to judge if it is down to me or not.
“Will winning the Cup be enough? Look, it’s never enough.
“As long as you don’t win everything it’s never enough. When we didn’t win anything they said, ‘You didn’t even win the FA Cup’. People always wants more, which is normal and it’s what we want as well.
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“I have not created humans. That is God, if he exists. He didn’t make us perfect so we have to live with that. Even in paradise, Adam was not happy! We are on Earth here so I can understand that people are very demanding.”
While not all Arsenal fans are the same, there are certainly large sections of the fanbase who are simply never satisfied. It needs to be accepted that we aren’t the same team we once were, and that the game isn’t the same as it once was. Wenger has done a fantastic job with the resources available to him, and that needs to be recognised.
Has he made mistakes? Most certainly. But it’s questionable whether any other manager could have brought us more success over the last two decades. The problems most Arsenal fans have are arguably with the board and the general running of the club, but Wenger is on the front line and takes most of the flak for the club’s misgivings.
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It would be great to see us win the Premier League and the FA Cup this season, and should we fail to do so it will definitely be disappointing. Wenger shouldn’t shoulder all the blame if we do fail though, and fans need to know that.