London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has branded continued speculation over his future as a farce as Arsenal's season continued to unravel with a 2-1 defeat by Watford in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Wenger said: "We have come to the end of a very, very long run in the FA Cup, so it is very sad, but we want now to focus on the next game. The next game is always a big challenge and you are always in the middle of a drama. It is becoming a farce.
"What is going on at the moment is very, very difficult to take for the players, but judge us at the end of the season. We have lost a game. We are sad and we want to focus on the next game.
"Arsenal has lost games before in history and we will lose again in the future. We will stick together and cope with it and prepare for the next one with complete belief."
Wenger believes his side had enough chances to beat Watford. He said: "We defended well, took our chances on the break. They were physically strong and overall I think we had enough chances to win the game. It was difficult to understand why we didn't score. It is a typical cup game where a team fights and takes their chances with us trying to score. Our long run in the FA Cup comes to an end and it is in a very sad way."