Wenger bemoans "emotional" football world

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted it was a tough task to keep the squad's confidence up prior to their 5-2 win against Tottenham.

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By ESPNSTAR.com staff

The Gunners were a team under pressure going into their North London derby clash against Andres Villas-Boas' squad, after failing to record a single win in their last three games. Nonetheless, an early red card to former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor swung things in the Gunners' favour, as they capitalized on their numerical advantage to send five goals past Hugo Lloris in what proved to be a morale-boosting victory.

Speaking to the club's official website, Wenger revealed that it had upset him to hear the team's fans baying for blood in the run up to their game with Tottenham.

"Yes [it worries me], look, today [Wednesday] we live in a world that is completely emotional. You have one defeat and you listen to people: they say 'get him out, get the player out, get the manager out'," he shared.

"Now they speak of Roberto Di Matteo. He’s just won the Champions League and the FA Cup three months ago!"

Summer signing Olivier Giroud managed to get his name on score-sheet during the derby, continuing his rich vein of form. Although the striker's stuttering start has become a distant memory, Wenger pointed out that his compatriot had always contributed to the team's cause in other ways prior to his recent goal-scoring spell.

"He is a left-footed player with a strong body who is good in the air. He works very hard for the team, but as well he can be good at link play," he stated.

"What I like is that he has a good attitude and a good team spirit. He is ready to put his body on the line for the team."

Giroud will welcome former club Montpellier to the Emirates Stadium for their Champions League game on Wednesday.



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