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Wenger replies critics, says he is immune to excessive reactions

Wenger replies critics, says he is immune to excessive reactions

Arsenal lost their last two matches 2 – 1 each to Everton and Manchester City

Arsene Wenger has been heavily criticized as his contract expires at the end of the season

The manager says football is like politics and people can say whatever they want to say

As Arsenal set to welcome West Brom in a Premier League clash on Boxing Day, manager Arsene Wenger has said he is "immune to excessive reactions."

Wenger replies critics, says he is immune to excessive reactions

Wenger says he is immune to excessive reactions

According to Wenger, football can be compared with society and politics and "everybody has a freedom to have an opinion".

The tactician’s contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the season but the manager disclosed that he has continued to question himself.

"I'm not immune to critics," he added. "But immune to excessive reactions, yes.

"I've been long enough in the job to put that into perspective as people who love the club, who are really disappointed on Monday morning and get their frustration out. We have to live with that.

"It doesn't mean they are not ready to change their mind if we win the next game."

The coach who defended Mersut Ozil from critics about his work rate added that lots of players fail just because they could not resist stress.

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"It's not easy to walk out sometimes in a hostile atmosphere and perform at your best. We are usually educated to it slowly.

"Everybody responds individually to that [the mood of a crowd]. Some are more affected than others.

"I believe what is important is the strength you find inside and you respond inside the club to be united inside the dressing room.

"You do not go in the season and have no disappointment. We have just lost two games.

"It's the teams who respond well together who have the most successful season. It's part of it.

"In 20 years I had very few seasons where you start on the motorway and you finish on the motorway with no car in front of you."

The Gunners have now slipped into fourth position and nine points behind leaders Chelsea after two successive defeats to Manchester City and Everton.

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