The anger and frustration of all Arsenal fans has been bubbling ever since the Gunners failed to build on the opening day win over Crystal Palace. It has been a bit of a rollercoaster that’s for sure, with a few wins in a row to get us believing – and then a dismal performance or bad result to knock us down again.
So with some Arsenal fans getting the `Wenger out` campaign going again just months after the Frenchman signed a new three year contract with the club, there was always going to be a strong reaction to Arsenal losing to Stoke City on Saturday, even though a strong second half performance might have earned us at least a point if not for the harsh sending off of Calum Chambers.
But the reaction from one group of Gooners as the Frenchman went to board a train back to London was perhaps stronger than expected and, according to former Tottenham striker and current TV pundit Gary Lineker, it went beyond the realms of acceptable protest as a BBC report explains.
Lineker tweeted, “Just saw the Wenger abuse video.
“Disgustingly disrespectful and totally inexcusable, regardless of any football results.”
Many people in the game, not just Arsenal fans, feel that Wenger deserves more respect after his years of service to the club and that he has overseen the recent lean years better than any other manager could. But football fans have always been able to have their say about the state of the club on of off the pitch, so where do you draw the line?
Personally I think the banners and such like at the Emirates, while not conducive to a positive atmosphere, are perfectly acceptable if that is how people feel. After all, we are the ones who spend our own money, and lots of it. But the personal abuse and insults, for me, are stepping over the line and the most successful manager in Arsenal history deserves better.
What do you guys think?