Arsene Wenger says the constant criticism of Arsenal is becoming a “farce” after they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Watford.
The Gunners suffered defeat in the competition for the first time in 37 months as second-half goals from Odion Ighalo and Adlene Guedioura put the Hornets in charge before a late Danny Welbeck consolation.
Wenger 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.
“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.
“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.”