Arsenal FC fans boo Arsene Wenger at Stoke train station

Wenger subjected to catcalls when boarding train after Gunners lose 3-2 at Stoke

Arsenal FC fans boo Arsene Wenger at Stoke train station

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December 8th, 2014

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Arsene Wenger’s stock has never been lower with a certain section of Arsenal supporters, with a growing number of fans making their feelings known about the team’s season to date.

Saturday’s game at the Britannia Stadium saw Arsenal go 3-0 down by half-time before coming back to 3-2 although it was a defeat that led to frustration from the visiting supporters who made their feelings known after the game.

As Wenger boarded the train for London, a handful of fans booed the Frenchman on the platform, with the Arsenal boss conceding that his defence was too soft against a Stoke side allowed to run wild in the first 45 minutes.

“We were not decisive enough in the defensive challenges,” said Wenger. “They [Stoke] started strong, you have to give them credit for that. We were a bit inexperienced at the back.

“We couldn’t play Koscielny or Monreal and altogether we were a bit soft to cope with what they offered us. Overall we put a lot of energy into this game, like we have always done recently, but unfortunately we missed our start. When we started to respond it was late in the game.”

Mark Hughes was delighted with his team’s performances and had a game plan from the first minute. “We knew that if we could get at them quite early, that maybe that little bit of disorganised that comes from changes in personnel, maybe we could capitalise on it,” the Stoke manager said.

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