By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger insists that the vast majority of Arsenal fans have been very supportive this season - and he expects more of the same on Tuesday.

The atmosphere at Emirates Stadium has been outstanding at times this term, not least when Arsenal came from behind to beat Tottenham 5-2 in last month’s North London derby.

There have been jeers as well as cheers but Wenger believes the players will have the fans' full backing when they try to overturn a four-goal deficit against AC Milan in the Champions League.

"I would like them to get behind the team and not think about the first leg," he said. "Getting behind the team will give us a chance.

"[Negative supporters] didn't affect the players against Tottenham. They just kept going. A big part of the support was positive. You always have a small part that are not happy. You have to accept that.

"In fairness as well, in the media when you have 60,000 people, 1,000 people shout against the team then the media reports on the 1,000. That's the perverse side of the democracy today. The excessive people get more publicity than the normal people."

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