By Mark Finlay

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has responded to the abuse he received at the railway station last weekend following the loss to Stoke saying the fans should support the team and not abuse the manager.

‘What is in the word supporter? Support. It says what it says,’ insisted Wenger.

‘I don’t expect anything but if you will look at the history of Arsenal and what we have achieved in the last 18 years and we have moved forward and that what is what we want to continue to do.

‘I have managed in 180 Champions League games. How many Champions League games did Arsenal play before?’

The 65-year-old Frenchman went on to say it was not his job to be friends with the fans adding: ‘That is not my problem [if they don’t like me]. My problem is to win football games.”

‘I am not a politician who has a poll every week to see if you support me. I am paid to win games. My sense is to focus on my job.

‘Honestly you don’t think I will find 20 people who say that you are rubbish? Do they represent the majority of people? I don’t know but you have to win your football games, that’s all.’