Arsenal fans slam 30-year-old on Twitter after win v Lincoln

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are determined to make up for having disappointed their fans of late, after the Gunners booked a spot in the FA Cup semi-final by thrashing non-league outfit Lincoln City 5-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

But after that routine win at Emirates Stadium, attention returned to one of the worst results of Wenger's tenure in north London, the Frenchman explaining the rationale behind sticking with numerous players who came unstuck against Bayern.

Following Arsenal's 5-0 win over Lincoln, Wright told BT Sport: "We found out there's a two-year contract on the table a month or two months ago". "I would like to watch the game again with you", he said, "and you would see that the players didn't let me down".

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"The players didn't let me down. It was an outstanding performance as long as we were 11 versus 11".

According to Wenger, the decision of match official Anastasios Sidiropoulos to dismiss Laurent Koscielny in the 53rd minute sealed the Gunners' fate. The team was unjustly criticised for the game against Bayern, but we had to get a bit of perspective.

"I wish you'd sit in my seat for a while and then you would realise it's impossible to keep everyone quiet. I am just focused on the next game". "We tried to press hard from restarts, we knew we couldn't press them all game, they're too good at possession", he said.

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Lincoln held out heroically until the stroke of half time when Theo Walcott fired Arsenal ahead, striking a hammer blow to the non-league side.

"The key for us is to learn from this".

"It was Lincoln who started the brighter of the two teams, the visitors winning a free-kick within 20 seconds and refusing to allow Arsenal to settle into any sort of rhythm in the opening stages". "I thought we restricted Arsenal to limited chances and we had a good one of our own".

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Arsene Wenger admits he fielded a strong side against Lincoln City in the hope that his beleaguered players would regain their confidence after a torrid run that has included five defeats in seven games.


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