Watch: Arsene Wenger admits lack of unity among Arsenal fans is ‘hurtful’
Arsene Wenger admits the lack of unity among Arsenal fans has been “hurtful” to how the club is perceived around the world.
A surprise announcement on Friday confirmed that Wenger will step down as Arsenal manager this summer after 22 years in charge of the club.
Major frustration has developed among the club’s supporters in recent years as the Gunners have failed to challenge for the Premier League title or in the Champions League.
In the first match since Wenger’s imminent departure was confirmed, Arsenal beat West Ham 4-1 at the Emirates thanks to goals from Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette’s brace.
Wenger was quizzed about his decision to step down in his post-match press conference and, while he refused to criticise supporters, he admitted the divides in the fanbase have been “hurtful”.
“It was hurtful”
– Wenger on the unity of Arsenal fans😢 pic.twitter.com/mURdR92tLZ
— TheArseneView (@TheArseneView) April 22, 2018