Southampton - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was confronted by an angry supporter
during his side's 2-0 loss at Southampton in the Premier League on New
The man was seen to run towards the dug-outs and
apparently taunt Wenger towards the end of the game at St Mary's, which
enabled Southampton to pull three points clear of Arsenal in the race
for a top-four finish.
Wenger and his assistant Steve Bould
gestured for the man, who was wearing jeans and a purple hooded top, to
move away before he was eventually led off by stadium stewards. He was
"It was a young boy, yes. I think he was a
Southampton fan," Wenger told his post-match press conference. "He was
not aggressive at all. I don't think he said anything. Honestly, he was
Southampton said that the man was an Arsenal fan who had been sitting with the home supporters.
Arsenal ended their nine-year trophy drought under Wenger by beating Hull City in last season's FA Cup final.
the 65-year-old Frenchman, who has been at Arsenal since 1996, has come
under pressure from supporters after some disappointing results this
Fans unfurled a banner calling for him to stand down
during Arsenal's 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion in November, while he
was barracked by supporters as he boarded a train after last month's 3-2
loss at Stoke City.
Arsenal had gone four games without losing
prior to Thursday's game, but fell to defeat at Southampton after
mistakes by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny allowed Sadio Mane and Dusan
Tadic to score.