Arsene Wenger
Arsenal succumbed to a 3-2 loss against Stoke City. Reuters

Arsene Wenger has insisted that the barrage of negativity unfurled at him from Arsenal fans cannot dissuade him from giving his best for the club.

The Arsenal manager was subjected to the choicest abuse on the way back home after their 3-2 defeat to Stoke City at the train station where the fans urged the manager to reconsider his future.

The Gunners made a placid start to the game, conceding within a minute to put the pressure on themselves. They never recovered from the shock as Stoke made continuous inroads and were rewarded for their persistence with two more goals within the interval.

Arsenal tried their best to make a comeback in the second half but a red card to Calum Chambers took the Gunners down to 10 men which made the task unassailable. Santi Cazorla scored from the spot and Aaron Ramsey slashed in a sweet volley from the corner to give the Gunners some hope, but the lack of incision up was telling as the Gunners succumbed to their fourth loss of the season.

However, Wenger is not dithered by the attitude of fans towards him and insists that the Gunners will come good before the season ends in May. The Frenchman has urged fans to evaluate him on his conquests when the year unfolds and not in December.

Asked if fan sentiments affect him, Wenger said, "No. Not at all. We are professional footballers and football people, we have to cope with that. I am a competitive person. What is important is the next game and responding in a strong way. It is part of our job. We cannot always look for excuses.

"The response during the game was strong and everyone is disappointed, but the Premier League is difficult and we want to be judged at the end of the season.

"This is my 180th Champions League game and that shows something. Many of those were for this club.

"We want to be judged at the end of the season. Not after every single game when emotion is very high. Let's get our stability back and see at the end of the season where we are," he concluded.