Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal fans not to blame Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez for the clubs recent poor form.
Speaking on what he called ‘blame culture’, the Arsenal boss said;
“The team wins and the team loses,” he said when asked about Ozil and Sanchez. “When you win sometimes some players are singled out as they are treated like exceptional players but when you don’t do well sometimes just focus a little bit more on the team aspect and not try to blame each other.
“The blame culture is part of the perception of people, but what is important is that we have a good opportunity to show that we are a united strong unit and that we bounce back.
“When you don’t win you cannot as well say that all is well. You have to analyse that something is not right. It is our job to find where and to have a strong united response.”
Speaking on Mohamed Elneny, Wenger said:
“He trained on Wednesday with the team,” Wenger said of the man who gave his country the lead in Sunday’s final before they were beaten by Cameroon. “He’s fully focused and as always, a fantastic player with a great mentality. He is of course disappointed that they lost in the final but we had a quality session yesterday.”
Wenger was also asked about the upcoming challenge against Hull City, and claimed new manager Marco Silva is doing well for the club.
“He is doing well,” he said of Silva. “There are many top managers in Europe. They all come to England. I believe as well that Hull played well with Mike Phelan but so many times they were not rewarded by results and they had injuries as well.
“I felt they played well since the start of the season but they had not always the results. The Premier League is difficult for everybody — they were a bit unlucky sometimes so they are a tough opposition for us.”