By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger has urged his players to get the fans behind them by finding their form against Bolton.
Arsenal's supporters have given the side tremendous backing during recent defeats at Manchester United and Blackburn and, despite a nervous first half against Shrewsbury Town in midweek, the Emirates crowd helped inspire their team to a hard-fought victory.
Now Wenger has urged his players to take responsibility for lifting the mood of the crowd.
"I always feel that the vibes have to come out from the team," he told Arsenal Player. "If the vibes coming out from the team are right, the crowd will follow and support us.
"So let’s focus on us being right because the crowd feels that. We believe they have to trust us on that.
"We will bounce back and I think it starts from us being determined, from us being united, from us trusting each other and us playing the football we want to play. Let’s focus on that quality. We had 20 shots on goal at Blackburn, let’s continue to play our game."
The full interview with Wenger is now available on Arsenal Player. The boss discusses: the Carling Cup win, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the visit of Bolton, rebuilding confidence and improving in defence.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