The Straits Times
Published on Dec 02, 2012

Wenger calls for unity after Arsenal fans revolt following Swansea loss


LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told the club's unhappy fans he will bring happier times back to the club after Swansea City beat them 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

Saturday's defeat followed a protest outside the ground by hundreds of supporters who are angry with the board of directors for constantly selling star players to Champions League rivals.

Arsenal were also booed off at the final whistle, which confirmed they had dropped to 10th place in the Premier League - three places below Swansea - but Wenger was confident he could steer the club out of its current predicament.

"We are in this job to turn it round and I am confident we will because of the quality of the players and the spirit we have in the team, so it is a good moment to stick together," he said. "At the moment we are consistent away from home - our results are positive - but at home we haven't produced the performances since the start of the season that you would expect from us, and that's why we have to find a solution.