Frank Lampard makes direct plea to Arsenal supporters

The Chelsea legend wants to see Arsenal fans get behind the team ahead of their Europa League debut

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Frank Lampard has urged the Arsenal fans to get behind the team ahead of their Europa League clash against Koln on Thursday night.

The Gunners have endured a mixed start to the Premier League season following two victories and two losses to leave Arsene Wenger’s side in mid-table.

Arsenal were left in a crisis after just three games following a 1-0 defeat at Stoke City followed by a 4-0 loss to title rivals Liverpool.

The north London side finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a Champions League spot for the first time under Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal will be hoping to make a swift return to the Champions League and have two avenues to do so.

The Gunners could qualify for Europe premier club competition by virtue of a top-four finish, or alternatively, by wining the Europa League this season.

Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard urged the Arsenal fans to get behind the team despite their potential issue with the board and the manager.

“There is so much negativity around Arsenal, whether it’s the fans ringing up radio stations or going to the game with a downbeat mindset,” Lampard told the Evening Standard.

“They can all have an opinion on the manager and the players, it’s their right. But when they start playing, they really should get behind the team.”

Arsenal made a return to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday thanks to a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners signed two players in the summer transfer window.

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