Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'Gunners fans don't hate me'

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'Gunners fans don't hate me'

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'Gunners fans don't hate me'

The result will mean it will lift again, little bit, the belief in the team again because when you lose three games in six days it is always very hard. We never played like a compact team and Arsenal deserved the victory.

"We were too nervous and excited, everyone made mistakes".

"Look, in England we have a odd system". It was an off day and Arsenal deserved it.

Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny were in much better form last night so let's hope they can build on their displays in the Europa League.

"How hard would qualifying be?" "We'll go to London to try and win, we're not going on an excursion".

"At the end of the day I have to stand up for what is important for the club", he said. "This is Milan and there is a shirt we have to respect". We could've scored on Thursday, it's not over yet, but it's hard.

"If Wenger surprised me?"

"Yes, criticism hurts but honestly I can take a distance from that".

"If anyone tells you you haven't got to prove anything to anyone, they are wrong", he said.

Despite the positive performance as well as the result, the Arsenal boss refused to overreact.

"Serie A is inferior [compared to the sides Milan have to face in this stage]?"

"If you say something about what happened in the past, you are talking about different coaches - I prefer only to think about the future for Troy and all the players".

They will be without injured Alexandre Lacazette and Hector Bellerin against Watford while Sead Kolasinac is a doubt with an ankle problem.

"We lost against a team that is dominating English football at the moment and it was unexplainable and we have to accept that". To get experience you have to take this beating and go through these paths.

And ahead of Watford's visit to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday, Gunners midfielder Wilshere conceded he and his team-mates had been performing well below their best for several weeks. It was important that we stuck together tonight.

"The athletic preparation for the match?" When we lose games and a few in a row we look back at the games and we know we weren't good enough but of course as well we've all got social media these days so we see it all. We are getting a good price betting on the draw and as a result, it is the wager which I am suggesting.

Those on Arsenal Fan TV and social media do not appreciate that.

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