Henrikh Mkhitaryan has “nothing to say” to Arsenal fans who only attend matches “when we are winning”.
Arsenal have suffered one of their worst seasons ever under Arsene Wenger, and sit sixth in the Premier League table.
They are 12 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, out of the FA Cup and lost the Carabao Cup final in emphatic fashion against Manchester City.
But victories in the Europa League over AC Milan and in the Premier League against Watford have helped them build some momentum.
There were a number of empty seats in the Emirates Stadium for the Watford victory, while there was a notable absence of fans for the 3-0 league defeat to City – although adverse weather conditions were used to explain it at the time.
Mkhitaryan, who joined the club in January and has scored two goals and assisted six in nine games, has a message for the “real fans” who go to games.
“We’re always playing for the fans, it doesn’t matter if they could have come today or not,” Mkhitaryan told beIN Sports.
“We’re always playing for those who come and support us; [those] who are really coming and supporting us are real fans.
“[To those] who are coming to the stadium just when we are winning we have nothing to say. Just thanks to the fans who were supporting.”
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