Arsene Wenger was happy to hear his name chanted after Arsenal beat West Ham on Wednesday night for their first league win in almost two months.
Mesut Ozil spearheaded a morale-boosting 3-0 win for the Gunners, their first in the league since February 11, with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud also getting on the scoresheet to help
Arsenal leapfrog Manchester United and move up to fifth.
Fan protests calling for Wenger to go had gathered pace in recent weeks and the night started with a section of the club’s support staying away until the 13th minute – 13 signifying the number of years since the Gunners last won the league – but it ended with fans staying behind the chant the Frenchman’s name.
“I’m happy when people are happy,” Wenger said.
“And when you’re at the club for such a long time and you really care about people who care about the club, you know how sad they are when it doesn’t go well.
“So I can take care of myself because I am used to dealing with difficult periods but you want people who love the club to be happy, so I’m happy.”