Reports are out claiming that former Arsenal striker Nicolas Anelka has urged fans to stand by manager Arsene Wenger.
Anelka, who came to prominence under Wenger, believes the manager deserves to be trusted by fans.
“Arsene did the same with me – when Ian Wright was there, he didn’t buy anyone and I had to do the job up front,” Anelka told The National.
“He believed in me and in the end I played regularly and played well. He made the same choice with Giroud.
“Arsene believes in his team, that’s why he hasn’t spent money.
“He believes in Giroud because he thinks he will score a lot of goals, which he already has done. When you look at the statistics he’s not so bad.”