Arsene Wenger believes that the media have 'brainwashed' Arsenal fans into constant negativity over their club.

The Gunners were soundly beaten 3-1 in their opening game with Aston Villa, but have since recorded impressive back-to-back victories to open their campaign.

Speaking after a 3-1 victory over fellow Londoners Fulham, Wenger expressed to the media: "It's always excessive reactions.

"On one side when people are not loyal, people criticise; when they are loyal, they say they are there for too long"

The Frenchman may well have a point. He is now the longest serving Premier League manager, being appointed to take over in 1996.

He has now recorded 956 games at the helm of the illustrious club.

The 63-year-old was the target of a flurry of abuse after their opening day defeat, but that was their first loss in 11 competitive games, with an impressive win over European Champions Bayern Munich in that run.

Arsenal have been lambasted for not strengthening the squad this summer, only young striker Yaya Sanogo has been brought in, but Wenger still aims to add to the ranks before the window closes next week and claims the players also want the same.

He said: "They want to win the league. The players as well want to strengthen the squad. If we can gain one or two or even three more, we will do it"

The Gunners will have until 11pm on September 2nd to improve their squad, when the transfer window will shut until January.

Any new additions will be sure of the fact they will be playing Champions League football, after a 3-0 win away at Fenerbache all but secured their place in the group stages.

Before then, they face a massive game on September 1st, as they host north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, in one of the most hotly-contested matches of the season.

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