“Every defeat is a big worry”- Wenger confessed
Reacting to Monday’s 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, Arsene Wenger, claimed he still enjoys the full support of his players despite the hard moment.
Arsenal is now seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City in the race to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish.
Suffering a fourth successive away league defeat for the first time under Wenger, sixth-placed Arsenal is seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City in the race to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish.
Furious Arsenal fans chanted “Arsene Wenger we want you to go”, while his players weren’t spared either as “you’re not fit to wear the shirt” rang around Selhurst Park.
But the Arsenal manager was adamant in his underachieving stars remain on his side.
“I don’t think my players didn’t want it, but we lost duels in decisive moments and that’s how games are decided at this level,” Wenger said.
“I understand our fans are disappointed and we all are deeply tonight. It’s very worrying and disappointing the way we lost the game.
“We prepared and everyone prepared well. It’s difficult to explain just after the game.
“It’s damaging, of course. On that front that is the most difficult for us. It has consequences on our chances to be in the top four. We are in a difficult position.”
Wenger is yet to reveal if he will sign an extension to the contract that expires at the end of the season.