English Premier League: Rich fans don't influence me: Wenger
12:00 AM, May 15, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:45 PM, May 15, 2017

Rich fans don't influence me: Wenger

Arsene Wenger dismissed protests from Arsenal fans seeking his removal as manager and called on his players to focus instead on the club's push for Champions League football next season.

A 4-1 win at Stoke kept the Gunners in contention for a top four finish and a 21st consecutive season of elite European football.

But while Wenger's name was sung out heartily by supporters inside Stoke's stadium early in the game a plane flew overhead carrying a banner calling for the Frenchman not to return next season.

"When you say fans, who do you mean? The rich ones?" said Wenger when asked for his reaction. "I am paid to do my job for the club I love and I will do that as long as I'm here with full commitment. I'm not influenced by that at all, all I do is give my best.

"We have 69 points today so let's make 72 on Tuesday and after that I will give my best for as long as I'm here for the values of this club.

“I want to focus on football and the rest is less important.”

Reports in France had suggested that Wenger already agreed a one-year deal to remain in charge, but the 67-year-old refused to confirm or deny the claim.

“There's no information about that," said Wenger. "Nothing."

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