Arsenal fans have taken their protests to the training field today, and I cant help in thinking that some sections of fans are more interested in getting their way, than they are in helping our team reach their goals.
Supporters have grown frustrated with the lack of trophies since the Invincibles were broken up back in 2004, and with our side struggling to keep pace with their rivals this term, many have turned on the club.
Arsene Wenger is at the front of their aggression, while some reserve their protests simply for change, with the insight that Stan Kroenke may well be the problem in the backroom.
Fans have since decided to fly a banner over their encounter with West Bromwich Albion to call for Wenger to leave, which resulted in a loss, and I’m not sure where are congregation is now prioritising their hopes.
Some banners have now found themselves being hung at the entrance to the club’s training facility in London Colney, posing a new phase in their protestations.
Live from Colney pic.twitter.com/puAMAwt1sa
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These actions pose as a distraction for the players on a daily basis now, which will surely make our chances of reaching the top four of the division much slimmer, but must also have an effect on the happiness of said players.
After such a tough enduring season, a footballer must be considering his happiness within his current club, and if I was witnessing such hostility on the day-to-day at my job, I would certainly be considering my options.
Previous protests have been concentrated on the call for change within the club, and reports have claimed that Wenger will only be extending his contract in order to oversee a rehauling of the squad, which for me is instigating change.
I believe the agenda has been lost somewhere, and the anger in fans has now left people wanting Arsene Wenger out of the club, more than it wants any form of success under his guidance.
Where do your priorities lie as an Arsenal fan?
What is more important to you as a fan?
- I give up on Wenger's Arsenal. He must go regardless (54%, 777 Votes)
- Major squad overhaul more important than Wenger out (24%, 351 Votes)
- Top four more important than Wenger exit (9%, 129 Votes)
- Wenger in regardless (7%, 100 Votes)
- FA cup success more important than Wenger exit (6%, 90 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,357