Arsenal supporters group The Black Scarf Movement have announced that they will persevere with their protests against Arsene Wenger and the board if a contract is agreed for the manager.
The Frenchman is into the last year of his current deal, and will be out of a job this summer unless a new one is agreed.
Wenger declared before the international break that a decision would be announced in the near future, but has so far failed to make a decision.
The Black Scarf Movement are adamant that they will not stop with their calls for the board and the manager the instigate change after 13 years without a Premier League title, yet no attempt to end that run.
BSM’s Mark King said; “The protests don’t stop, even if Wenger announces that he is staying.
“It won’t be a major surprise if and when he signs a new contract. But it will be a shameful decision from an owner who has no sporting ambition for Arsenal.
“Wenger has done nothing in the past three years to justify a new deal and we will ramp up the protests against the board and the manager. If Arsenal think we are going to go away they are in for a big surprise.”
A new contract does appear more a matter of when and not if, and speculation claims a win this weekend would lead to an announcement of a new contract.
If the claims that Wenger is only staying on the pretense that he is to overhaul the squad, then that surely is answering the calls for change somewhat, although not the major thinking change that the fans want.
Would the fans allow Wenger more time if we was to see some big transfer movement over the summer window?