Arsene Wenger has described the Arsenal fans’ criticism of Spanish defender Hector Bellerin as unfair.
Bellerin was booed by some members of the away support following the Gunners’ 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace last week, their fourth away defeat on the bounce.
“I think, yes,” said Wenger when asked about the criticism. “He is a guy who is genuinely Arsenal and wants to do well. He is ready to play with pain and I think it is, yes. The fans want to be behind the team and the way we respond on the football pitch will decide the attitude of the fans. The fans love the club. It’s a good period to be united and not divided. Historically Arsenal has been about that. One of our values is to be together. There’s no better period of the season than to show it now.”