Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the supporters of the club should exercise some belief in the team. Speaking after his side fell at home to Watford in the FA Cup, he said though the team was having a bad run of form, the impossible was still possible when they face Barcelona in their return leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16. Wenger, who has been widely criticised by supporters of the North London team, has refused to give up on qualifying for the quarterfinals of the competition.
“We are sad and we want to focus on the next game. Arsenal have lost games before in history and we will lose again in the future. We will stick together and cope with it and prepare for the next one with complete belief.
“We want to make the impossible possible [in Barcelona] and we know we play against a very strong, strong side and it’s important we go there and focus and show a very good response.
“Supporters stand behind the club and we want to fight until the end of the season for every single game. That is what we did. What is going on at the moment is very, very difficult to take for the players but judge us at the end of the season.
“We have come to the end of a very, very long run in the FA Cup, so it is very sad, but we want now to focus on the next game,” he said.
Arsenal sit in third position on the Barclays Premier League table, six points behind behind bitter rivals, Tottenham and eight behind league leaders Leicester City. With eight games left to play, the Gunners stand a chance of winning their first tittle since 2004.
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