By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger says the Club's supporters have played a major role in helping the team as they have climbed the table.

Arsenal have only lost twice in the league at Emirates Stadium this season, and Theo Walcott said earlier this week that the fans had played their part in turning it into "a fortress".

Wenger agrees with the England international and is hoping for more of the same against Manchester City on Sunday.

"I believe our fans at home are much better this season than last season," he said. "After a difficult start to the season they understood quickly that we needed their support and they changed their attitude.

"Overall, during the season, especially since January, they have been really behind the team and it helped us in many games."

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6 Apr 2012