Arsene Wenger has branded continued speculation over his future as Arsenal boss as a ‘farce’ after they crashed out of the FA Cup.
The Gunners’ 2-1 defeat in the FA Cup quarter-final against Watford on Sunday means they now have just two more trophies to aim at this season, but their chances in either are not looking great.
They trail Barcelona 2-0 ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League last-16 second leg at the Nou Camp while they trail Premier League leaders Leicester by eight points in the title race.
While Wenger admitted the end of their FA Cup defence was hard to accept, the Frenchman insisted they shouldn’t be written off for the rest of the campaign.
“What is going on at the moment is very, very difficult to take for the players, but judge us at the end of the season,” he said. “We have come to the end of a very, very long run in the FA Cup, so it is very sad, but we want now to focus on the next game. The next game is always a big challenge and you are always in the middle of a drama. It is becoming a farce.
“We have lost a game. We are sad and we want to focus on the next game. Arsenal has lost games before in history and we will lose again in the future. We will stick together and cope with it and prepare for the next one with complete belief.
“Supporters stand behind the club and we want to fight until the end of the season for every single game.”