David Seaman ended his 13-year Arsenal career under Arsène Wenger, and believes fans must stand by the manager when things become difficult.

The former Arsenal and England goalkeeper won two doubles and one further FA Cup under the Arsenal manager and has urged fans to get behind his old boss.

“The fans are split at the moment,” Seaman explained to Omnisport (per FourFourTwo). “A lot of them want Arsène out, I know that because they tell me.

“But what I say is be careful what you wish for because look what happened to Manchester United.”

After 27 years as Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and was replaced by Everton boss David Moyes. The next season was United’s worst in over two decades, as they finished seventh in the Premier League and failed to qualify for European football.

There is a huge risk in changing manager after such a long time, and Seaman feels Arsenal fans should look at what happened at Old Trafford before making up their minds.

“It’s not always greener on the other side,” said Seaman. “I will always be an Arsene Wenger fan because I have worked with him and I know how good he is, and he totally knows what he’s doing. 

“So for me it’s trust in Wenger.”

Many fans don’t feel the same and, after a number of years of doubting the Frenchman there’s little Seaman’s comments will urge but apathy.

Right now all that matters is Wednesday evening, when the Gunners travel to White Hart Lane. As Seaman also said, Wenger must select a strong side to ensure Arsenal come away from the north London derby with their name in the draw for the fourth round of the League Cup.

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