Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said Gunners fans were "absolutely sensational" during their 2-2 draw with Pep Gaurdiola side Manchester City, despite further fan protests at Emirates Stadium.
The 67 years old manager, who is under pressure following one win in six games and a slide down the English Premier League points table, has faced calls to resign from some fans.
"I must say, despite all that has happened on the fans front, our fans were fantastic today," said the Frenchman, whose side twice hit back to earn a draw against City.
"In very difficult moments our fans, at 1-0 down and 2-1 down, could have turned against us but I think they were absolutely sensational to get us through those difficult moments."
Goals from forward Theo Walcott and defender Shkodran Mustafi cancelled out efforts from Germany midfielder Leroy Sane and Argentine forward Sergio Aguero in a performance Arsene Wenger believed "built confidence to help us to come back to our natural fluency."