Arsene Wenger defends his Arsenal record after fan criticism

Arsene Wenger underlines his commitment to Arsenal after the recent criticism of the Frenchman

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Arsene Wenger has once again shrugged off the recent criticism aimed his way, saying that his tactical acumen cannot be questioned.

A section of travelling Arsenal fans made their discontent with the Frenchman clear during the 1-0 win at West Bromwich on Saturday by unfurling a banner which read: “Arsene. Thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye.”

I do what I love and I think I do it with honesty and total commitment

Arsene Wenger

But the 65-year-old has now hit back at his critics by emphasising his commitment to the north London club.

“I started to manage a team at the top level in 1983 so, if I am completely useless tactically, I am a genius to hide it so well,” Wenger said.

“I never know what a Plan B is. I do what I love and I think I do it with honesty and total commitment.

“I invite you to live with me and see in seven days what kind of work we produce and you will see it’s with total commitment. We have shown extreme consistency and that’s all you can do.

“Look, in the last 15 years, we are qualified for the last 16 in the Champions League. Give me another club who has done that. There’s not another club.

“We’ve had ups and downs in the league, it’s true, but you only come back again when the spirit is strong and healthy and united inside the club.

“I think if you have shown such a consistency, it’s because we have that at the club. We have values and we respect them.

“We have had three good performances [recently] and only got two good results, but we look forward to Southampton now.

“We responded well [since the loss to Manchester United] and had two clean sheets after our defensive stability was questioned.

“When you win in the Champions League and you have to travel away in the Premier League and you win again, you can say that you have done your job.”

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