Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Players have let Arsene Wenger down, admits Jack Wilshere

Players have let Arsene Wenger down, admits Jack Wilshere

He started against AC Milan on Thursday night, as the Gunners ended a run of four straight defeats with a 2-0 Europa League victory in Italy.

However, Arsenal are already out of top-four contention in the Premier League and Wenger indicated he may rest some players on Sunday ahead of the return leg against Milan next Thursday.

The Europa League win at the San Siro eased the pressure slightly on Wenger, who may need to win that competition in order to save his job this summer.

While Arsenal have some woes in the full-back areas, Watford could bring defenders Jose Holebas and Kiko Femenia back into the fold against Arsenal. We know that our quality will shine through in the end. "We got to a Cup final and we fight to be in a Cup final", the 68-year-old said.

After nearly 22 years in charge at Arsenal, Wenger has presided over a major drop in standards in the last few years and Gunners fans have been increasingly vocal in their calls for his dismissal.

"It's not just football, there's good times and you get praised for them, and there's bad times where you get negative criticism but you've got to take it".

"You are always trying to prove yourself to people and play well in the next game. I have to make sure we win the game next week". "We've just got to stick together".

"It can help us in this competition as well, if we keep the wins up and playing like this then we have a chance. We have to be ready", he said.

His Arsenal career has been blighted by injuries, but this season the England worldwide has enjoyed his most successful spell in the famous red and white strip since the 2013/14 campaign, amassing 29 appearances in all competitions for the club.

The England global, who has only three months remaining on his contract with the club also spoke about his own future and said that things are unclear at the moment.

Now the two sides meet for the reverse fixture at the Emirates on Sunday with Arsenal trailing the league leaders by 33 points.

"And all I can tell you is that we are no closer to sorting anything out".

Accusations against his players were initially levelled by Watford's Troy Deeney last October after the Hornets pulled off a shock comeback win at Vicarage Road. Watford have won three out of their past four matches.

'I am concentrating on my team only and I want to see my team in the best way, I am not thinking about the other team'.

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