Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described the intense scrutiny over his future at the club as a ‘farce’ after being dumped out of the FA Cup.
The Frenchman came under increasing pressure on Sunday after his side slumped to a shock quarter-final defeat to Watford at the Emirates Stadium in the quarter final of the FA Cup.
It is the latest brutal blow Arsenal have suffered in recent weeks following a run of just one win in seven games.
The Gunners could be 11 points behind leaders Leicester if Claudio Ranieri’s side defeat Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday night.
Likewise, Arsenal face Barcelona at the Nou Camp in the Champions League round of 16, second leg on Wednesday trailing 2-0 from the first-leg.
The Gunners’ capitulation has seen Wenger face a backlash from a growing section of fans who believe the Frenchman should leave the club.
However, Wenger angrily hit back on Sunday after the loss to Watford, saying: “The next game is always a big challenge and you are always in the middle of a drama.
“It is becoming a farce. 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.”
Arsenal won the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015, but having been bundled out by Watford now, they have as well kissed their only hope of a title this season goodbye.