Arsene Wenger admits concern at attitude of Arsenal fans as title bid falters

The Gunners have dropped eight points over the last three games 

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Arsene Wenger has admitted he is concerned about the effect the attitude of Arsenal fans may have on his players.

The Gunners' title bid has faltered in recent weeks with two defeats and a draw from their most recent three games.

The results have led to unrest among Arsenal fans, with a tense atmosphere at the Emirates last week during the 2-1 defeat to Swansea. 

A 2-2 draw with title rivals Tottenham on Saturday could be the catalyst for an upturn in form but Wenger has voiced his concern that continued unrest in the stands may have an impact on his team.

“I prefer that the fans are happy but I’m more worried that it can get to the players’ confidence level,” he said.

However the Frenchman, who has presided over 12 years without a league title triumph, has backed his players to react in a positive manner.

“I feel we have shown a great response as a team that we can deal with that.

“You can feel sorry for yourself or respond straight away next game – that’s why I think the group is healthy and there’s a good mentality.” 


Arsenal are in action on Tuesday when they play Hull in an FA Cup replay. Their Premier League campaign resumes on Saturday when they play at home to West Brom.