Gary Neville slams Arsenal fans for criticising Arsene Wenger

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Bengaluru, Feb 6: Former Manchester United defender and legendary footballer Gary Neville has slammed Arsenal fans for criticising their iconic manager Arsene Wenger.

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Arsenal succumbed to yet another disappointing 3-1 defeat against Chelsea last weekend which widened the gap between them and the Blues to 12 points.

Gary Neville (Image courtesy: Gary Neville Twitter handle)

The defeat more or less knocked Arsenal out of the title race once again which thoroughly disappointed the club fans.

After the match, the 'Gooners' criticised their legendary manager Arsene Wenger and held him responsible for the club's failure year after year.

Some even went to the extent of suggesting a possible sacking of the manager and bring a fresh face at the helm of affairs.

Gary Neville, who is a Sky Sports expert, recently took a dig at the Arsenal fans for being harsh on Arsene Wenger who is a legend in his own right.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the former United defender said: "Arsene Wenger's biggest challenge is that he's been there such a long time and there's always that sort of grass is greener.

"If Arsene Wenger was Jurgen Klopp and he was currently above Manchester City, above Liverpool, above Manchester United that have spent nearly £150-200million between them we'd be saying he's doing a great job.

"At the start of the season, forget Arsene Wenger's the manager, and Arsenal are there, you could argue the profile of the players would change if a new manager comes in, they could end up in eighth or seventh could Arsenal. With their budget, they potentially could.

"If Arsene Wenger was Jurgen Klopp now, we'd be saying he's doing a good job, cause he's 18 months in.

"Actually, is Arsene Wenger not just doing a great job full stop? And I have to question that."

Neville further slammed the Arsenal Fan TV and called them 'embarrassing'. He added: "I walked out the Chelsea ground yesterday and there was a couple of these Arsenal fan TV camera things everywhere and to be honest it was embarrassing listening to it and watching it.

"I was watching Chelsea fans take the mickey out of them which was a bit funny and I was watching Arsenal fans slating and slanging into him and I thought to myself, he doesn't deserve that, that's one thing he doesn't deserve - he's done an unbelievable job."

Arsenal are currently third in the league table with 47 points from 24 matches, 12 behind leaders Chelsea.

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