Arsene Wenger urges Arsenal fans to abandon boycott
Posted: 15 May 2017 Time: 19:11
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on the club's fans to ignore the boycott planned for their game against Sunderland on Tuesday.
The Gunners have fallen behind the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City in recent years, much to the ire of the club's supporters, some who are now calling for the removal of the Frenchman.
"We are calling on fans that feel the same way to boycott tomorrow evening's match against Sunderland," read a statement posted on fanzine Online Gooner.
"Please consider joining us in this boycott. Don't sell your seat to a tourist or give it to a mate. Let yours be one of the many gaps in the stands that send a direct and unarguable message to the directors. You do not want to watch any more of the same old same old."
But Wenger, who is trying to qualify for next season's Champions League, has instead urged supporters to back their team in the remaining two games.
"My message is always the same, it is to support the team," he was quoted by AFP. "Our chances depend on winning our games. We have 69 points, we can get to 75.
"That will be four points more than last year, so let's focus on finishing as well as we can."