Seaman ‘fed up’ of negativity about ‘brilliant’ Wenger

Date published: Sunday 27th March 2016 12:25 - Mark Holmes

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David Seaman is “fed up” of negativity about Arsenal and has warned Arsene Wenger’s critics that things could be much worse without the Frenchman.

Wenger celebrated 20 years in charge of Arsenal in October but has once again found himself under fire in recent weeks as the Gunners have fallen off the pace in the Premier League and exited both the Champions League and FA Cup.

Seaman, however, still believes the right man is in charge at Emirates Stadium.

“I’m so fed up of all this negative stuff about Arsenal,” Seaman told the Sunday Mirror. “A change at the top? Not for me. I’m a massive fan of Arsene.

“Let’s see what happens at the end of this season. Let’s see what’s gone wrong and then sort it out.

“But, for me, he’s been brilliant. I worked with him for about seven or eight years and he was fantastic. I would stick by Arsene. I’ve always said that and I haven’t reason to change my mind.

“Look at Manchester United. Look at what has happened to them. They lost a great manager in Alex Ferguson. It’s always greener on the other side.”

Seaman understands the frustration of Arsenal’s supporters but has called on them to stay positive and still holds out some hope of a late fightback in the title race.

He said: “It’s frustrating. We get to this stage of the season quite a lot with Arsenal and we tend to lose out.

“Over the past few seasons, at this time of the year, they’ve ­struggled a bit. They’ve got to rectify that. They’ve got to prove they can do it.

“It was a tough draw to get ­Barcelona in the Champions League. They’ve got a tough run-in in the league, but, if Leicester and Tottenham drop points, then who knows?

“Confidence is my advice. Just believe in what you can do. They’ve shown what they can do. They show it season in, season out. It’s going just that little step further and pushing over the winning line.

“I don’t what it is, but it’s ­something special that a team needs to win the league. It’s hard.

“It’s frustrating for Arsenal fans. I can understand that. I get ­frustrated at times. But we shouldn’t be negative about it. We should try to stay ­positive.

“It was a great win at Everton at the end of a difficult week. ­Hopefully, that will inspire ­confidence now in the run-in.”

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