Cape Town - Arsenal
manager Arsene Wenger has called on the club's supporters to stand
behind the team after their poor start to the Premier League campaign.
The Gunners edged past Leicester City 4-3 in their season opener
thanks to a winner at the death from Olivier Giroud, but went on to lose
1-0 at Stoke City before a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.
The disappointing start has put pressure on Wenger early on and has
further fuelled the section of fans who were already asking the
Frenchman to leave last term.
However, he has implored the Arsenal faithful to stand behind their
players, telling beIN Sports: "People always make their mind up very
"The players forget very quickly how good they are - much quicker
than you think. We have to continue to believe in our strengths and not
"Our fans as well, to have a successful team, we need our fans. Our
fans can say, 'OK, our squad is not good enough, we are not good enough'
and think we have no chance - that will not work.
"We want our fans to be behind us in this moment as well, even if we
are very sorry for what we delivered. To have a successful team we need
to have that.
"Let's not forget, not one and a half months ago we won the Community
Shield and [we also] won the [FA] Cup in a very convincing way with the