It is great to see Tomas Rosicky back in an Arsenal shirt again, and the Czech international is delighted to be able to help the Gunners out of their current situation, but he also believes it would be a lot easier for the Arsenal players if the crowd could hold back from venting their frustration, although he does understand how they are feeling.
On Sturday, West Brom visit the Emirates for the first of three home games between now and January. The home crowd could have a significant effect during those games, and it needs to be a positive one. The players need to do their bit as well. After the boos that greeted Wenger and his players at the end of the Swansea match, there will be some apprehension. However, if the fans get behind Arsenal, then we will give ourselves a better chance of a good result.
Rosicky knows that we are all suffering a bit at the minute, but he also knows how good it can be when the team plays well and the fans are roaring them on. The 32-year old is a little concerned about the effect that the crowd could have on some of the younger players as well.
“I can understand the frustrations. I am an Arsenal fan as well when I’m not playing.
“It is understandable, but we have some young guys and this is not helping. We have to all stick together, which is what we did last season after everyone was writing us off.
“The performances we produced against Tottenham and AC Milan, you could feel the great atmosphere at the Emirates. Without a doubt that was the best atmosphere I have ever played in.
“We have to win the people again, that is the challenge. It will be difficult but we will be capable of doing it again. If we are all on board, Arsenal is a great place to play football.”