Arsene Wenger has urged fans not to put extra pressure on his team after Arsenal were subjected to boos at the final whistle of the 1-1 draw with New York Red Bulls.
Fan frustration was evident as the Gunners let slip another lead but given the fact it was a pre-season fixture the manager is looking for more understanding from fans.
Speaking after the game, Wenger was asked if the booing frustrated him.
“Well, you have to take that into perspective”, he said. “People want always to win, that I can understand, but I don’t think we need to put extra pressure on us at the moment.
“The most important is to prepare and take the pressure on when the result really matters”.
Arsenal’s final pre-season game takes place away from home next Saturday against Benfica, before the season kicks off against Newcastle on August 13th.
See Wenger’s press conference on Arsenal Player