Some Arsenal fans have been saying for years that the only way to get the attention of the people in charge at Arsenal Football Club is to hit them where it hurts, namely the bank balance. We all know that Stan Kroenke is a businessman first and foremost so as long as the cask keeps pouring in he does not share the frustration of the fans at our lack of success.
It is only an opinion, but one that is held by an ever growing number of Arsenal fans, that the reason why Arsene Wenger seems to be impervious to the sort of sackings that we see in football all the time is because he runs the club on a sound financial footing.
So if we are to ever see the change in manager that a lot of us want, the board needs to realise that keeping Wenger is going to negatively affect the profits, which is why the recent spate of sparse attendances at home games may be doing the trick.
That is the opinion of club legend Ian Wright, Sky Sports has reported, with the former Gunners striker declaring his admiration for this show of defiance by the supporters.
When asked if he thought the empty seats would make any difference Wrighty said, “It should do and you hope that they will see that the fans have had enough.
“Arsenal fans get a lot of stick on social media and people laugh at them. They threaten to do stuff and it doesn’t quite happen but this is the first time I’ve seen a positive step from the fans.
“I’m quite pleased they’ve done it.
“I was there the other day and it’s not good to see but with the prices that they pay, they’ve had to listen to excuses, they’ve watched players leave, they’ve watched really incompetent performances and they’ve still gone in their droves.
“They should show that they are not happy. I’m pleased that they’ve done it and hopefully the board will be looking.
“The Arsenal fans had success in the past and they want success back.
“They’ve been very patient with what’s happened. They’ve seen great players leave, players that should be making a difference for the club and taking them to the level they want to be. A level they’ve been at and enjoyed being there.
“Now, they are looking at the club falling away and nothing being done.”
Will this clear show of dissent change anything do you think?