Arsene Wenger refuses to respond to Gunners criticism after narrow win

Longest serving manager in the Premier League under pressure

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists that he isn't concerned by the criticism of his management from a section of the club's supporters.

The Gunners finally halted a nine-year slide without a trophy by winning the FA Cup in May, eventually prevailing during a tense final with Hull City.

Wenger's men, however, haven't lifted the Premier League since 2004 and are currently languishing in sixth place after yesterday's narrow 1-0 victory over West Brom.

"We live in a society of total opinion but we live off not what we say but what we do and what we do is on the pitch," the Frenchman said.

During the win at the Hawthorns, provided by Danny Welbeck's 60th minute winner, fans unveiled a banner which simply read: 'Arsene, thanks for the memories but it's time to say goodbye'.

When the 65-year-old was asked about it, Wenger said: "I don't comment on that. Do I need to say it again? I don't comment on your question.

"Every person has responsibility to prepare for the future, always."

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Arsenal fans displayed a banner calling for Wenger to go during the win at West Brom

Wenger is comfortably the longest serving manager in the Premier League, having been at the North London club since 1996, and signed a new three year deal at the Emirates Stadium in May.

The Gunners are already thirteen points behind leaders Chelsea, managed by Wenger's old foe Jose Mourinho, and are actually nearer to the relegation zone.

"I try to do my best for this club that I love," he continued. "We are very united with the players and staff around the team, that's all you can do.

"It's easier to deal with the upwards than the downwards, but you cannot be a manager and have only one side."

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