Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has asked fans to stick by the team despite heavy loss to Liverpool

The manner of the loss has drawn criticism from all quarters, with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry hitting out at Wenger for not dealing with the Sanchez situation

Arsene Wenger
 Arsene Wenger Reuters

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has urged supporters to stick by his team after describing the 4-0 loss to Liverpool as "absolutely disastrous", according to BBC.

The Gunners failed to register a shot on target in a lacklustre display that drew criticism from fans and pundits.

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"If some people feel as if I am the problem, then I am sorry that I am the problem,"Wenger told Sky Sports.

"But we want our fans to be with us even in a losing performance like that."

Wenger left club record signing Alexandre Lacazette on the bench at Anfield, but was able to give forward Alexis Sanchez a first start of the season.

However, the Gunners were overrun by goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge and when asked what was wrong with the performance, Wenger said "everything".

"Our performance was absolutely disastrous. Not to become too emotional, we have to take some distance, and there are some reasons behind it, and the players now go on their international break, but we do have to take the consequences of our performance today,"

Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has hit out at Arsene Wenger for his role in Alexis Sanchez's current situation at the club.

Sanchez is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of this season and has been heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer, as reported by the Express.

Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Chelsea have all shown interest in the Chile forward in the transfer window.

"There's one thing I want to talk about also, the boss keeps on saying 'what's wrong with a guy that wants to run down his contract?"Henry said on Sky Sports.

"There is a lot of things wrong with that.

"You didn't secure the future of Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal. The future of the club.He's that type of guy that can help the team get better"