Arsene Wenger has revealed that the pressure being piled on him for Arsenal's poor run in all competitions is merely a farce as it is natural for football clubs to lose games. The boss was put under the microscope yet again after the Gunners suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Watford, which saw them crash out of the FA Cup, having won the tournament two times in a row.
The Gunners have gone through a torrid time off late, having won only one game in their last seven in all competitions, which was against Hull City in the FA Cup replay at the KC Stadium. A brace from Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott sealed an impressive 4-0 win for the Gunners, but the same players were unable to conjure their magic at the Emirates, thus ending what looks like Arsenal's only hope for a trophy this season.
Danny Welbeck scored one in the second half, but the same player was guilty of spurning a massive chance, moments later when he failed to find the back of the net with an open goal gaping in front of him. Wenger revealed that Arsenal paid the price for some shoddy defending at the back and not being clinical in the front of goal, but insisted that the loss was no reason for fans to start yearning for his head.
"The next game is always a big challenge and you are always in the middle of a drama. It is becoming a farce. We have lost a game," Wenger said, as quoted by the Mirror. "We are sad and we want to focus on the next game. Arsenal have lost games before in history and we will lose again in the future. We will stick together and cope with it and prepare for the next one with complete belief.
"We want to make the impossible possible (in Barcelona) and we know we play against a very strong, strong side and it's important we go there and focus and show a very good response. Supporters stand behind the club and we want to fight until the end of the season for every single game. That is what we did. What is going on at the moment is very, very difficult to take for the players but judge us at the end of the season," he added.