Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt the full force of the discontent among the club's support after being verbally abused while boarding a train back to London after the 3-2 Premier League defeat to Stoke City.

Peter Crouch, Bojan and Jonathan Walters' first half goals were enough to condemn the Gunners to a fourth league defeat of the campaign and to their second-worst start to a season under Wenger.

Victory over West Bromwich Albion last weekend was overshadowed by a banner in the Arsenal end calling for Wenger to stand down as manager, but the aggressive nature of this latest display of dissatisfaction is an indication of the growing resentment towards the French boss.

Though police physically blocked fans from the players and staff who were boarding a train back at Stoke-on-Trent station, that didn't prevent supporters from shouting obscenities towards Wenger, abuse that was filmed by a fan close by.

Forward Joel Campbell was also told to "get out while you can," after the Costa Rica international made just his third league appearance of the season for Arsenal as a stoppage-time substitute, despite enjoying an impressive World Cup.

Wenger attempted to ignore the abuse before boarding the train but the 65 year old is unlikely to be able to overlook a change in the mood towards him from Arsenal fans who are demanding a change in north London.

Though Wenger has a substantial reputation in English football after becoming the first foreign manager to win the Premier League title, one major trophy since 2005 and years of being also-rans in the league have led to a sharp drop in his popularity.

Speaking earlier this month about the growing resentment from Arsenal fans, Wenger said: "We live in a society of total opinion but we live off not what we say but what we do - and what we do is on the pitch.

"I don't comment on that [the banner]. Do I need to say it again? I don't comment on your question."