Arsene Wenger says that he’ll be behind West Ham as they face Liverpool at the Free Stadium of London today, knowing that if Jurgen Klopp’s side drop points, it will put top four qualification back into Arsenal’s hands.
The Hammers more or less ended Sp*rs chances of winning the title just over a week ago, and the Arsenal manager is hoping their commitment will help them get a good result against the Mugsmashers.
Asked if he’d be supporting Slaven Bilic’s team, he said, “Yes. One of the qualities of the Premier League, which you have seen again today, is that historically there is a pride in every team to give their best until the end of the season.
“I’ve seen West Ham do that against Tottenham, and Stoke did that against us here. We expect the teams to play with full power and if the other teams are better, then they are better.”
Wenger was also asked about another plane banner carrying the cryptic message: ‘Wenger – out means out’, flown over the stadium during yesterday’s 4-1 win over Stoke.
“I want to focus on football,” he said. “All the rest is less important for me. I’m not in politics, I’m in sport. I love sport, I give 24 hours a day for what I love.
“I’m also in a public job where some people agree with me and some people don’t. I have no special opinion on that.
“I’m paid to do my job for a club I love. I will do that will full commitment for as long as I’m here. I’m not influenced by that at all.
“All I can do is do my best. We have 69 points today, so let’s make it 72 on Tuesday.
“After that, I will give my best for the values of the club and the club as long as I am here.”