Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who is under increased pressure following no investment in the team this summer, claimed that the media easily persuades fans. The Frenchman went on to say that they have been 'brainwashed'.

"The media in general has brainwashed a little bit the Emirates," Wenger is quoted by "Maybe rightly so, I don't know, because we haven't won trophies for years everything is negative."

Arsenal have not won a trophy in eight years and three months.  

"But we have to live with that and focus on playing football well," he added while insisting that the impressive form of the team is often overlooked.

"We lost one game since the beginning of March," he said. "That's why it was a shock. But we won in the Champions League at Bayern Munich. We won at Fenerbahce. It is just like that at the moment."

The club promised fans of big signings at the end of last season but that is yet to happen, resulting in widespread diappointment.

"People always want news," Wenger explained. "We live in a world which is very interesting but very excessive. When people are not loyal, you are critical. When people are loyal, you say they have been there too long. It's always an excessive reaction. The people in charge need to keep their distance from that more than ever."

As the current longest serving manager in the Premier League, Wenger insisted that the club's interests are always at the forefront of his decision making.

"Someone told me I have had 956 games for Arsenal. I care about this club and when we had last week's result I was deeply disappointed," he explained. "This is not a personal trip. This is about doing things well for the club I love and I am happy we are back on track."

In terms of transfers, the manager still hopes he can bring in a few players.

"If we can gain one, two or even three more, we will do it," Wenger said. "They [the current players] want to win the league. They enjoy playing together and this is the first year when we have not been traumatised by losing players."