Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has lauded the Arsenal fans who supported their team throughout the pasting they got at Old Trafford yesterday.
Speaking after the match van Persie said, “Sometimes you see fans leave early but I didn’t see one yesterday. When I went to the fans after the game to thank them, almost every seat was still full, everyone was still sitting there. That was a really good feeling and thanks for that, that really cheered us up.
“The fans were great, they’ve been cheering us all game, we felt that and we really appreciate it”.
The support was the one bright spot from yesterday’s performance and result, and despite having players out through injury and suspension, van Persie was not willing to use that as a reason for Arsenal’s heaviest defeat in living memory.
“There’s no excuse, they had players out as well. We can’t hide behind injuries and suspensions. Everyone knows they happen in football, you can’t hide behind that.
That was the strongest team we could put out yesterday and it’s not good enough. It’s an honest result. Man U were much better than us and we have to deal with that.
“If you look at the facts it simply wasn’t good enough. Man United punished us”.