Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger has urged fans to be more like Liverpool fans as they plan protests ahead of Norwich game on Saturday.
He admitted that the negative atmosphere at the Emirates this season has cost his side the title.
“When a club cannot enjoy anything anymore, it’s in trouble,” Wenger said at his press conference this morning.
“We have to stick together. We lost the championship at home against the lower teams, but we played at home in a very difficult climate. We have to realise that, away from home, we are championship winners. At home, against the smaller teams, we lost the league.”
“Liverpool are a good example to follow,” Wenger said.
“They’re a big club. We are a very big club. I can understand the frustration of our fans. But, despite that, they want to support our team. The best chance they can give our team is to be behind our team. Some groups of people try to manipulate our fans, and I believe apart from an agenda, a personal agenda, a big ego, there’s not a lot behind it.”
“This club does have special values though and one I’ve experienced over the years is to stick together and support the team,” he said. “There’s no success without that.”
“This team has character and attitude. Some people question them. I know them well, and they have less character than this team have. I saw them play and I know them very closely, and they shouldn’t question this team’s character.”