Wenger praises Arsenal fans after draw with Man City

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Arsene Wenger has faced plenty of criticism from Arsenal fans in recent weeks, but he hasn’t given up on the Emirates just yet.

Despite fans commissioning planes to fly “Wenger Out” signs, and others driving around a van with signs condemning the manager, Wenger praised the fans at the stadium on Sunday.

“Despite all that has happened on the fans front, I thought our fans were fantastic today,” Wenger said after the 2-2 draw against Manchester City. The Gunners fought back twice to secure a point that doesn’t do much on the table but according to Wenger, could give them confidence, something the team has severely lacked of late.

“We want to perform in the next game and hopefully the result today will help us rebuild confidence,” Wenger said.

The game was a wild ride for the Gunners’ manager. He was caught on Manchester City’s second goal with a range of emotions.

Still, Arsenal needs a near-perfect finish to the season plus some help. They sit sixth in the table and are seven points back of a Champions League place with just over a month remaining in the season.