Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says the players ought to be blamed for the malaise around Emirates Stadium at present – not manager Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman has come under increasing pressure in the last few seasons, with memories of the last time the Gunners won a trophy fading further into the distance as days pass.
“The boss has been here for 16 years and he’s been doing a great job so you can’t question him,” said Wilshere.
“A manager can put us on the pitch and motivate us but we have to do it when we’re on the pitch. But we’re starting badly and getting punished for it.
“I think the players will take responsibility, we’re man enough to take it.̶...