By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger knows he is powerless to prevent some of the most tasteless chants he hears at football grounds but he thinks that fans have a social responsibility to show respect for others.

The Arsenal boss has been barracked by supporters since he arrived in England in September 1996 - so much so that he claimed he was now "immune" to it when the subject cropped up at his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

Wenger understands why managers are targeted by opposing fans but he believes that a little more respect off the pitch would help.

"I am not responsible for public order," he said, "but I believe individual responsibility is down to everybody.

"We are in a public job and we have to live with that. We can’t be influenced by it at all. We have to be committed to the club, to give everything for the club with our pride and attitude.

"Some people don’t like it, they have the right to express it as long as it is not disrespectful. If it is disrespectful they have the same responsibility as everybody else."

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