— Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) August 25, 2013
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims the club’s supporters have been brainwashed by the media.
The Frenchman said that an over-the-top reaction to the Gunners’ activities on the pitch and in the transfer market had created the sense of a crisis at the Emirates.
He said: “The media in general has brainwashed a little bit the Emirates. Maybe rightly so, I don’t know, because we haven’t won trophies for years everything is negative. But we have to live with that and focus on playing well football.
“We lost one game since the beginning of March. That’s why it was a shock. But we won in the Champions League at Bayern Munich. We won at Fenerbahce. It is just like that at the moment.
“People always want news. We live in a world which is very interesting but very excessive. When people are not loyal, you are critical. When people are loyal, you say they have been there too long. It’s always excessive reaction. The people in charge need to keep their distance from that more than ever.
“Someone told me I have had 956 games for Arsenal. I care about this club and when we had last week’s result I was deeply disappointed. This is not a personal trip. This is about doing things well for the club I love and I am happy we are back on track.”
Successive wins against Fenerbahce and Fulham have obviously convinced Wenger to go on the offensive. Perhaps he knows he’s got a couple of signings lined up to back that up.
What do you reckon, Gooners?