By Nik Brumsack

Arsène Wenger says it’s important that Arsenal’s fans can air their views - but he insists his team’s performances have not been affected by that.

Some supporters voiced their displeasure at after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat against Swansea City and Wenger says he can understand their frustrations.

“Let’s not forget that when people have to say something, it’s important that they can do it and we are very open to that,” he said. “But as well, they do not always necessarily represent the majority.

“It’s not affecting the players,” he added. “I believe intelligence in life is to focus on what’s important, and what is important is the way we play football. The rest, you deal with it.

“This club is in fantastic shape. We have a good team, we have a strong structure of the Club that we have built over the years, we are in a strong financial situation and we are mentally strong.

“I can understand that not everybody is pleased about that, but that is a fact. That’s why we have to continue to behave like we do."

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