Arsene Wenger refused to speak at length about Arsenal’s title chances this season, instead insisting that we need to rebuild mentally and focus on the next game.

The boss addressed the press after our disappointing 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace at the Emirates, and proceeded to regurgitate the same tired, old quotes about focus and mental strength.

“We need to repair the mental damage and focus on the next game,” he said.

“Let’s not dream [about the title] and focus.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Arsene Wenger the manager of Arsenal looks dejected after seeing his side concede during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on April 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The more Wenger echoes the same drivel every time we have a disappointing game, the angrier the fans get because they (or should I say, ‘we’) feel as if we’re being taken for a ride. I can bring up ticket prices until I’m blue in the face, but ultimately, it feels as if Wenger thinks we’re a bit stupid. It’s as if he reckons we’re satisfied with his comments about bouncing back.

For the most part, I love Wenger and I’ve defended him tirelessly over the years, but he has to give me something to work with and fobbing us off with the same excuses every match isn’t the way to do it.