Arsenal boss Unai Emery has aimed a sly dig at Gunners fans over their poor start to the season.
The Gunners have struggled this time out with Emery’s men winless in the Premier League since October 6.
Arsenal drew their last two home games against Crystal Palace and Wolves, as well as being held in the Europa League at Vitoria this week.
Emery has also had to deal with the Granit Xhaka saga after the Gunners captain told fans to ‘f*** off’.
Pressure is mounting on the Spaniard, with Arsenal currently 14 points of Premier League leaders Liverpool.
And Emery says Arsenal fans have been unhelpful at times during the Gunners’ struggles.
“I think, for the supporters, they have seen that their team needs more to improve to achieve the best results,” he said.
“I can and I want to say to them: they must have patience.
“In some circumstances they did not help us but we are trying to achieve the best emotional balance with the players.
“The Ozil circumstance with Kolasinac, the Koscielny circumstance.
“Remember that if he was here the captain would be Laurent Koscielny and that would give us no problem.
“Then also, Xhaka’s circumstance. But the team, inside, they are strong.
“The players are working very well and I think they have a big commitment to work every day and to progress and to keep improving.”
A win for Arsenal at Leicester on Saturday could see the Gunners move up to fifth in the Premier League ahead of Sheffield United.
The Foxes, meanwhile, are hoping to move up to second ahead of Manchester City.