Arsenal fans back Arsene Wenger in supporter poll

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Arsene Wenger has been handed a boost ahead of Arsenal’s game against Liverpool.

A SunSport/YouGov survey of 424 Arsenal fans found that 78% of Arsenal fans still back the Frenchman.

The Gunners have struggled this season and sit sixth in the Premier League, two points adrift of West Ham United in fourth place.

Protests have been bubbling away at Emirates Stadium for several weeks and spilled over following the Gunners’ 3-2 loss away to Stoke at the start of December. A group of fans waited at the train station and hurled abuse at Wenger after the first half capitulation.

Since then the Gunners have recorded back to back victories with a 4-1 win against Galatasaray in the Champions League followed by another 4-1 victory at home to Newcastle.

However the side will have to cope without Aaron Ramsey for the Christmas break after the midfielder suffered a hamstring strain in Istanbul.

Only 15% of the respondents wished to see Wenger sacked but the bad news for the manager is that 32% don’t believe the Frenchman will lead Arsenal to the Premier League title again.

Wenger signed a new three year contract after winning the FA Cup in May, the club’s first trophy in nine years but losses to Stoke, Swansea and Southampton have seen the Gunners fall 13 points off the pace in the Premier League.

Liverpool struggles

Arsenal will be facing another struggling side this weekend in the form of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers’ men have endured their worst start to a season in 50 years and sit 11th in the table, five points off their opponents.

Wenger will be facing a much different side to the one that defeated Arsenal 5-1 in February, but Wenger is still wary: “Last year Liverpool scored over 100 goals. Now they’re not on the same trend. They came off the blacks very strong last time.

“I have a lot of respect for the crowd at Liverpool because they stand behind their team.”

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