Arsene Wenger says Arsenal supporters' lack of unity was hard to watch
By Zinny Boswell
Last Updated: 23/04/18 12:43pm
Arsene Wenger admits the lack of "unity" among Arsenal supporters was "hurtful" to witness and says fatigue did not motivate his decision to leave.
The 68-year-old announced on Friday that he will call time on his 22-year reign as Arsenal boss at the end of the season, following years of protests calling for Wenger to resign his post.
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In recent months, lots of the Arsenal faithful have opted to stay away from home games to highlight their discontent with the club's lack of success on the pitch and Wenger has revealed he was displeased by their actions.
When asked whether he was relieved to be leaving behind his busy schedule, he responded: "No, because I was not tired. But, personally I believe that this club is respected all over the world, much more than in England.
"Our fans did not give the image of the unity I want at the club all over the world and that was hurtful because I feel the club is respected and overall the image we gave from our club is not what it is and not what I like."
In his penultimate home Premier League match, Arsenal were able to deliver a strong performance as they eased past relegation-threatened West Ham 4-1.
However, Wenger, speaking to Sky Sports, refused to offer any indication of what he plans to do following his departure from north London.
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