Arsene Wenger on why supporters “can be very proud of their team”
Written by Jeffrey on April 23, 2011 11:00
The fantastic mentality of the Arsenal players since the start of the season is the main reason why supporters should be very proud of their team, according to manager Arsene Wenger.
Asked why the fans feel let down after a disappointing March, the Frenchman replied by saying that the huge hope was created because the team was still competing in all competitions and how that shows that there is the right fighting spirit in the side.
On what the Gunners achieved this season, the Arsenal boss declared that nobody expected Arsenal to be where they are today and how therefore their position shows that they did fight “beyond expectation from everybody”.
Wenger concluded by asking the fans to be behind their team until the very last second of the Premier League as that is what the players need to go on and win all five remaining games and hopefully be crowned Champions at the end of the season.
On Friday, Wenger said:
The Arsenal supporters can be very proud of their team because of the experience I have, this team has absolutely turned up with a fantastic mentality since the start of the season.
We created a huge hope because we were fighting on all fronts so the first quality the Club wants to have is a fighting spirit.
Secondly that we did fight beyond expectation from everybody. If I listen to the expectation at the start of the season nobody expected us to be where we are.
I would like sometimes, you, as well to acknowledge that and thirdly, what I would like from our fans is to be behind the team until the last day, the last minute, of the season.