Bold Arsene Wenger maintained he is still the man to lead Arsenal to their next fixtures despite being abandoned by fans and bulldozed 0:3 by Manchester City in last night’s premier league match.
Scanty home supporters booed off the weak Gunners after goals from Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane lifted Man City to another comfortable and convincing victory in only a matter of days against the Londoners.
Arsenal have a lot of supporters among Nigerians at home and abroad who long to see the days of Nwankwo Kanu, Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp back – the days when they were perennial genuine title contenders.
However, the coach of their (once-upon-a-time) great club, Arsene Wenger, who looked rather unhappy, said: “I live every situation with full intensity. I don’t compare it to any other. It is part of my job.
This situation I face, I commit completely. I stay committed and focus on the next game. We focus on performances and when the pressure is on like this you have to show that strong organisation and unite, not divide. You have to stay together, focus and work even harder to get the confidence back.”
Wenger sat impassive in his dug-out throughout, fearful that the home fans could turn on him, as Pep Guardiola’s Carabao Cup champions ran riot.
He added later: “You don’t expect fans to be euphoric after losing 3-0. We have to earn the fans by the quality of our performance. It has to come from us.
[The 0:3 loss] was a combination of the weather conditions and the fact that we had a big disappointment on Sunday,” he said.
The victory leaves City just five wins away from the title and a staggering 30 points clear of sixth-placed Arsenal who will struggle to even get a Europa League slot for next season!
City now host Chelsea at the Etihad on Sunday while Arsenal head to Brighton for their next league fixture.