London: Arsene Wenger has called on everyone at Arsenal to be "united" despite growing disenchantment at recent results. The Gunners have suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats to Watford and leaders Chelsea which have left them 12 points behind the Blues.
They are also only one point ahead of Liverpool in the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot.
The likelihood of missing out on the league title yet again has raised questions over Wenger's future. The Frenchman is out of contract in the summer and is yet to say whether his intention is to stay or walk away. But he has urged everyone at the club to unite in this tough period, with a home game against Hull City coming up on Saturday lunchtime.
"Ideally you want everybody to be happy," he said when asked what would influence his decision on whether to sign a new contract. "Arsenal is made of special strengths, and that strength is to be united when things go wrong."
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