Arsene Wenger has said he’s not taking criticism from Arsenal fans personally, saying he believes “it’s not the person they hate, they hate the manager.”
“It’s not the person they hate, they hate the manager who doesn’t deliver the performance,” Wenger said. “I can make that difference.
“But I’m just unhappy that we lose the games. I want to win, win with style even, so it’s very ambitious. When we don’t do it of course I’m suffering like everyone else.
“Arsenal is 30 million people, it’s not the suffering of one person, you want to make 30 million people happy and that’s what you care about.”
“Football is first about values, if I can leave that behind me and that maybe somewhere people respect that Arsenal is [not only] about winning or losing, but as well about what is important in the game,” he said.
“My regret personally is that has gone completely underwater. You don’t speak about that anymore, it’s only about the side of the game that is important but is not essential.”
“There is a solidarity,” Wenger said. “I always support other managers where I can. There is no possibility not to suffer. You have to suffer. The difficulty in this job is to be capable to go periods where it very difficult.”
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