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Arsenal fans are angry at Arsene Wenger's comments about the home support

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Will Arsene Wenger ever leave Arsenal?

That's what the majority of the fans have been wondering as their club struggles to challenge for the top four once again.

Arsenal lie sixth in the Premier League table, 14 points behind fourth placed Tottenham with only five games remaining.

They are yet to pick up an away point in 2018 - and are soon to face Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

That is Arsenal's only remaining hope of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

"Europe is the priority because, in the Premier League, we go for not a lot," admitted Wenger on Thursday. "It's absolutely vital to beat them [Atletico Madrid] and have a chance to go to the final and win the competition."

Another worry in north London is that they've been struggling to fill the 60,000 seater Emirates Stadium in recent times.

Wenger's comments cause a stir

The veteran French manager was asked to comment on the poor home attendances - and he provided an answer which showed just how out of touch he is with the fans.

"We are sold out in every single game so I don't know where the problem is at the moment," said Wenger at his press conference.

"If you look at our numbers and how much people want to renew tickets for next season, I don't believe that we have a major problem."

Arsenal have some of the most expensive tickets in the Premier League - and plenty of fans felt that Wenger was being incredibly disrespectful towards them.

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Wenger upsets fans

Arsenal are not losing any revenue from season ticket holders not showing up - but Wenger has some nerve to suggest that fans losing interest in the club is not an issue.

He'll surely need the home support when the Gunners host competition favourites Atletico Madrid next Thursday.

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson is far more concerned than Wenger by the poor attendances.

"The performances just haven't been good enough," said the former Arsenal winger. "The fans are paying top dollar and they haven't got top-dollar players on the pitch.

"This team can beat these teams like Stoke at home, but the fans are making their point by staying away.

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"That's always dangerous for managers and clubs.

"I know they've sold season tickets, but it isn't good.

"It's been very rare to see the Emirates half empty."

Did Wenger overstep the line with his comments in his press conference on Thursday? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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