No team can succeed without the thorough support of its fans and if for some reason a side is not getting full support of its fans for obvious reason, it becomes the responsibility of the manager and teammates to appeal the fans to come with them and support in each game.
Arsenal is one such side who is although at number four of the league table yet fans are not happy with their performances in last few games that deprived them secure possibly the second position on the table. Fans were actually angry with their February shows where they conceived a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and a 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in Germany. Those defeats made their Premier League and Champions League title hopes to none. The most interesting fact about fans anger is that they have now become vocal against their side which is not a good sign for the Gunners if they want to end current campaign residing at a respectable position.
The 23-year-old English player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the one who has put his ego aside and appealed the fans to get behind the team. Knowingly, Oxlade-Chamberlain is the only player whose recent performances have stood him out, and now has called for unity as the team tries to bounce back from their disappointments. Calling the fans for a support, he said, on club website, “They want to win as much as we do. We’re all in this together and we all want the same thing, so we’ve all got to stand up and be counted.
“The fans have followed the club for a number of years and they just want us to do as well as possible, so they’re right to have their frustrations and opinions. But if they can be with us at all times, obviously that is much appreciated. Because they’re really important and they’re in it with us just as much as we’re in it with them.
“We hear them, and when they are supporting us and shouting it does act like a 12th man. I know that’s a bit of a cliche but it really does help you to push on. Especially if things are going wrong and then you hear the support from the fans, it gives you that little bit extra to push you on. But it’s our responsibility as well as the players to give them something to cheer about as well.”