Arsenal Legend Thinks Arsenal Fans Should Keep Protesting!
After a disappointing season across all competitions for Arsenal, the old debate of should Arsene Wenger leave the club has arisen once again. As ever it seems that Arsenal fans are forever split on the matter, although things do seem to be falling slightly out of Wenger’s favour, as protests continue to happen at the stadium and on social media.
Arsenal fans last made their feelings known in the home game against Norwich, presenting banners that called for an end to Wenger’s management of Arsenal Football Club. These banners however were held up by the minority it must be said, and soon after the protests, chants of ‘One Arsene Wenger’ were sung loudly across the stadium. This shows that it seems the majority of Arsenal fans, especially those that manage to attend home matches, are still favourable of the Frenchman in at least granting him the support he and the team needs, until the end of the season.
Gunners Legend Ian Wright has spoken out on the matter, with The Mirror reporting: “I hope they continue to make the noise and I hope that people upstairs will listen. I don’t think it’s fair on the Arsenal fans that they should continue to be paying the money they are paying and at the end of the day they aren’t really getting anything back for it.”
Ian Wright isn’t wrong in saying that for amount of money fans pay, that they deserve to see more from the club. Arsenal charge some of the highest prices to see a game of football, yet in most years the club fails to produce what is expected of them. With all the money that is pumped into the club, you can understand why the fans expect more, especially when it comes to attracting the top calibre of player. However I remain unsure if the club officials upstairs will be willing to listen to the Arsenal fans’ pleas.
Whether or not you feel that a protest is necessary for change is a debate that can be held in the comments, because although some will feel it is the only way that fans can make club officials see want what is wanted, others will say that Wenger deserves more respect than to be forced out the club by protest and a lack of support when he is only following Kroenke’s orders.
Whether you want Arsene Wenger gone or not, I think it’s especially important to show your support to the team in the final match of the season, and although Arsenal may not have had the best year, for what Wenger has done for the team, he deserves to be treated with more appreciation than to be forced out by protest. Personally I think there is a need for change but I remain unsure if the club will action it until Wenger himself feels it is the right time to step down. The real issue in my opinion is, which manager out there is able to better Wenger right now and is actually willing to come to The Gunners?