The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on fans to believe in his young players after managing a 2-2 draw with Liverpool during the weekend. This was an extremely important match for Arsenal given that it was at home. They had to come away with three points in order to stay in touch with Tottenham and Everton. Arsenal are currently not in a position to capture the Champions League places for the next season. Under this pressure, Wenger saw his team concede two goals in the match before making a stunning comeback. Luis Suarez opened the scoring for Liverpool after just 6 min before Jordan Henderson doubled the advantage in the 60th minute.
This led to a chorus of disapproval from the Arsenal fans, who were shocked at the display of the Arsenal players. However, the club staged a stunning comeback in the final 30 min of the match. The striker Oliver Giroud pulled one back for Arsenal before the winger Theo Walcott equalised the match 3 minutes later. After the match, Wenger said that he is extremely satisfied with the response of his players to come back from being two goals down. He has also asked for the fans to believe in the players by saying that he expects more from them in the future.
“This squad is top, top level. We have to learn to trust these players again and to keep faith in them. We have signed a bunch of young, English players who have committed to the club for the next four or five years. I think there is a lot to come out of this team, but we have to trust and keep faith with them. Gibbs was an important player for us going forward and the game we want to play. It is a shame he is out for the next three weeks,” said Wenger.