Thierry Henry insisted that the Arsenal fans’ negative reaction towards the team and manager right now is not helping at all.

The former Gunner urged us to get behind the team during the remaining nine fixtures and stay positive, rather than getting on the team’s back.

“Arsenal have to remain positive as that is the only thing they can do right now,” Henry said.

“There are still nine games to go.

“In order for Arsenal to go forward, they have to block all the negativity that is around the club at the moment.

“I have never heard the crowd at the Emirates react as they did against Watford. It doesn’t help when you play and hear the fans having a go at what you do, or a decision from the bench.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 13: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Sixth Round match between Arsenal and Watford at the Emirates Stadium on March 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

“I’ve played in stadiums where the fans are not happy and it doesn’t help. If that negativity comes from the stands, it becomes very difficult for anyone, especially when you haven’t won the title for 12 years.

“Now is the time for everyone to pull in the same direction – players and fans – in order for the team to go all the way. They need to have that togetherness at this crucial time.

“Arsenal still have a possibility to win the title mathematically. As Wenger has said, you have to hope for the best in this type of situation.”

The issue is, fans don’t have any other outlet to vent their anger. If you’re paying huge prices to see your team play, witnessing the same situation every single season is exhausting. The only way the fans can vocalise their annoyance is by booing. No one believes it’ll help, the fans aren’t booing to spark the players into life, they’re trying to communicate.

Are there better ways to communicate? I don’t know. However, I do agree that getting behind the players is all we can do now. There are no other options. We have nine games left, let’s see what we can do.