Arsenal fans have grown increasingly frustrated with their lack of progression in recent seasons, and the surprising revelations of Leiecester has only enhanced their anger.
Supporter groups AST, REDaction and the BSM have all agreed to participate and promote a protest during the upcoming league fixture against Norwich City. They are asking fans to lift up their banners in the 12th and 78th minutes with the slogan: “Time for Change. Arsenal is stale — fresh approach needed”.
The number is in response to the 12 years since the club last lifted the Premier League title, and for once is not being aimed at Wenger personally. They are also asking for the banners to be lifted once more at the full-time whistle, in order to maximise the impact of the protest.
Stan Kroenke is believed to be high on their agenda, although simply a change in the board or the manager is believed to be acceptable, with the club hoping to end the stagnant run of being also-rans in the PL title hunt.
Many fans have voiced their anger at a number of the players, such as Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud, while the most noise is made to call for the manager to be moved on. Arsene has kept the side within the top-four despite allowing a number of key stars to leave while the club invested finance into building a new stadium, but with the Emirates now paid in full, the excuse is no longer being accepted.
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have arrived in recent windows, somewhat exciting the masses, but with the club failing to sign a single outfield player in the last close-season, the fans have every right to be frustrated.
I know there is a divide in opinion on where the problems are, so let us know your feelings on the subject.