Arsene Wenger hailed the Arsenal fans inside the Emirates on Sunday as ‘absolutely sensational’ in their support of the team against Manchester City

  • Protests were held outside the Emirates again, this time involving a van
  • A Wenger-In protest allegedly attracted only a couple of fans
  • Wenger is expected to sign a new two-year deal to stay at the club

Arsene Wenger did not hold back in his praise of the Arsenal fans in attendance on Sunday as he called them ‘fantastic’ and ‘absolutely sensational’.

While many media outlets have chosen to focus on the protests and some empty seats, Wenger, as he tends to do, looked at the positives.

“I must say, despite all what happens on the fans front, I felt out fans were fantastic today,” Wenger said after the game.

“In very difficult moments in the game I felt that our fans – at 1-0 down, at 2-1 down – could have turned against us. I think they were absolutely sensational and helped the team to get through those difficult moments.

“I’m not aware of what happened outside. I think what is important in football is what happens inside the pitch and inside the stadium. I feel the fans were absolutely outstanding today.”