Wenger won’t allow criticism to affect the job in hand.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that he won’t allow the abuse of the club’s supporters to affect him, report the Mirror, after being asked about the incident at Stoke-On-Trent station where he appeared to be booed onto his train back to London by irate supporters.
Wenger saw his side beaten 3-2 by Stoke City on yet another dismal trip to the Potteries – a result and performance that clearly tipped some fans over the edge as they waited for the manager and team on the platform before making their feelings known.
The Frenchman brushed off the incident when asked in his pre-match briefing ahead of the trip to Galatasaray, however, insisting that it will not affect him:
“We are professional footballers and football people, we have to cope with that. I am a competitive person. What is important is the next game and responding in a strong way. It is part of our job. We cannot always look for excuses.”