By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger is well aware that only consistent wins will stem the skepticism outside Arsenal Football Club.
The Frenchman has had a reviving week following the 1-0 victory over Swansea on Saturday and battling draw at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
Wenger knows that the wider football world sees that Club as battling back from a couple of early-season defeats and the loss of major players.
At his pre-match press conference on Thursday, he argued strenuously that the interior of the Club views the situation very differently but he understands that only one commodity really counts in English football.
"We must win," said Wenger. "We live in an environment that questions us when we don't win. We do not criticise that and have to live with that.
"But we have to show performances, consistency, attitude and quality. That makes us respected. It's as simple as that. That's why it is as important that we don't talk too much and play as well as we can.
"We feel we have turned the corner but we will be judged by the consistency of our results.
"Inside the club, we feel we are on the right track, the spirit in the team is good, strong and together.
"We want to change the skepticism around us but that will only [happen] if we are consistent with our results.
"People [can] have a definite opinion. One game is played and everyone knows who will win the European Cup and the title. Everybody knows absolutely everything!
"The atmosphere was very down after the Old Trafford game. Since then we have put two results together and that changes straight away the feeling in the camp.
"Against Swansea we were under massive pressure and we will be again. But let's focus on getting the ball, playing our game and then we will have a chance to win the game.
"We know that the quality of the season will be judged on our consistency. We have a desire, the strength and the quality - it's now just down to us to put the effort in every single game. I am confident we can do that."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source