Arsene Wenger insists he does not feel under pressure at Arsenal.
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis felt it necessary to give Wenger a public show of support earlier this week.
Wenger, though, is not concerned by the critics.
“I have to take that with a bit of distance,” he said.
“That is part of life today – football is a very popular sport and there is a lot of competition between the media. Everyone wants to make headlines in society, that is part of us and when you are in a big club you have to be strong enough to live with that and deal with it.
“I always feel it is a good test, but it does not mean everything which is said is right, however we have to live with that.”