Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has jumped to the defence of away fans after defeat at Manchester United.

Wenger has hailed the Club's supporters after Saturday's defeat against Manchester United - and says they were not disrespectful to former Gunner Robin van Persie.

"Our fans were fantastic today," he said. "They were always behind the team.

"They expressed their disappointment because I'm sure they love Robin and that's it. I don't think they were disrespectful. I didn't listen to that. It's shown more that they were disappointed that he joined Man United."