Would Arsenal fans trade top-four spot for new manager?

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.


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

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Pat J

Tags Arsenal protests Wenger


  1. Break-on-through says:

    I do have to admit that the Arsenal fans have left me feeling at times more embarrassed than the team has ever done. I have felt embarrassed after some Arsenal performances, like when I watched that mauling at old Trafford whilst at the home of a utd fan, that was a horrible day. This AFTV thing, I can see why some fans are turning on them, because for a long while now I felt that they are partly responsible for the very early Wenger out lot, the beginnings of this different camp thing I feel were highly influenced by witnessing the over the top characters of that show. Then they have one headliner who’s a so called AKB but he’s not doing anyone any favors least of all himself. The rants kept them there and they kept the views/subs coming. The young would have been easily influenced by watching that, sometimes it’s the loudest that gets heard the most. It’s all getting a bit embarrassing at this stage. We used to be called the club with pure class, I suppose allot of things have changed.

    1. khangunners says:

      I dont know why you say the fans hve made you feel embarrassed. All of us were flying in the moon and we said that finally this year was gonna be special and then we capitulate the same way we hve for the past 6 years or more. I dont blame the fans coz they are enraged and they love arsenal more than anything and you give a mic to that person whose dream of the so callled our year has shattered and expect him/her to reason? Its very hard and thats why you see most pple abusing and stuff like that but that is due to the reaction and they are given a platform immediately to express discontent. After years some guys so the rot but those who still believed in wenger hve been hit with a slap in there face and thats why they hve exploded.

      1. stubill says:

        Of course it’s embarrassing!

        A couple of “adults” wearing Wenger and Sanchez masks are bad enough, but the one in the Wenger mask was pretending to have trouble doing his coat up, and the one in the Sanchez mask has a toy dog with him FFS. What isn’t embarrassing about that, it’s effin’ pathetic.

        All the poxy little signs in the world aren’t going to make a difference to any decisions by the board or Wenger, if anything it will make them more resolute in their stance, why do you think Wenger hasn’t announced his intentions yet, it’s because he won’t be pushed or bullied by a load of fans, I get the impression he’s enjoying keeping everyone hanging on, as if to say “stuff you, I’ll tell yo when I want to”.

        No matter what the intentions are of the demonstrators, they’re not helping the team perform.

        1. bran99 says:

          so what’s your point? you mean no need to show frustrations? we should keep quiet and accept the st***d manager do what he wants coz we scared we are forcing him? If he is sane he’ll know that to announce earlier is better than to wait for 2 straight wins then sign the contract. we already know his tricks so don’t teach us what to do and what not to do

  2. khangunners says:

    Pat j i hate your article’s. Style up. A writer is not supposed to be biased and all ur articles u read the first paragraph and just know its pat j who has written it. Its clear you want wenger to stay and this crunch talks you keep repeating in every article you post. Are you happy about this so calles crunch talks? Really want to hear your views about the so called crunch talks. The fans hve been respectful kn there wenger out protest but what do you expect from them when the club is fooling them and not listening to them?? The manager abuses or takes a dig at the fans in his press conferences and you want the fans protest to still be simple. This is as a result of the club and wenger turning a blind eye on the fans. And shame on you for blaming fans for westbrom loss.

  3. khangunners says:

    Admin such articles should not be posted. This is an insult to all the arsenal fans around the globe. Even more those who work hard and invest to go watch arsenal live. Now poor performance is because of the fans this is why we are killing our club we hve some fans thinking this way shame shame. I was surprised with how the fans supported the team vs city i was sure it was gonne melt when we conceded but every fan there showed his love for the club and they kept rallying the boys. So what is this pat j talking about.???

  4. khangunners says:

    You know after all this years supporting arsenal its wenger who is making me feel embarrassed and enraged. You ask what the fans are supposed to do cmone we hve backed the team for 12 years where we hve been poor and still we backed the team . i even believed that each year we could win a trophy even when we had mediocre teams. But why why is the collapse the same? How can wenger fix this squad and he hand picked all this players? We hve praised wenger for all his top notch signings what about the flops(squilaci,chamack,park chu young) and so many more. Wenger can’t fix the rot guys. You will fooled by this overhauling and come next year the same day as today we would be saying why did wenger not go?

  5. khangunners says:

    “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.”

    Hahaha pat j are you a gunner? Is this arsene fc or arsenal fc? We want success for arsenal football club not success under his guidance ludicrous article.

    1. Guneal says:

      Pat j just kept giving him thumb’s down.

  6. ThirdManJW says:

    The protests haven’t effected anything on the pitch, because we’re always out of Europe, and out of the title race at this point in most seasons, even with our support. If anything, the protesters should be applauded, because if change does happen, they’ll be the ones responsible for it. And we need change! The reason we’re so bad at the moment is because of Wenger, and also because there is so many top quality managers in our division now.

    The agenda isn’t lost, because it is about removing Wenger. Yes, we all want the board gone as well, but Wenger is the main problem, and by far the easiest to remove. The reason we’re seeing in-fighting, and protests, is because of the unique situation at our club. It’s unique because I don’t think this has ever been seen in football before, where a manager can consistently under perform, for a very long period of time, to have the majority of the fans against him, and somehow survive! When a manager’s position has become untenable, they’re always sacked. Wenger has gone well beyond that point, and is still in charge, hence the shocking performances, shocking results, and the massive unrest amongst the fans.

  7. vish says:

    Just heard that Ospina is injured. Martinez will start against West Ham.
    Damn we’re done.

  8. when you watch other football team an look at their players Bayern Munich berisha Dortmund Paris San German Leicester City Liverpool Chelsea Man City Real Madrid Atletico Madrid Barcelona Monaco Tottenham Hotspur even some of the so call lower team the have more more Dynamic individual player who have skills to create as individual and as a team players who does alot of things very well such as shooting passing dribbling head tacking heading the ball none of our is good at anything some said to of speed that’s about it so what i blame wenger for is building a weak team I believe in inferior players

    1. arsenalfan1 says:

      I think the article by Pat J is pathetic. “…..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…..” What ‘success’ is Pat J referring to. Total nonsense if you ask me.

  9. Ronny331 says:

    Yes 100% I would and not because of any personal vendetta against Wenger just the fact that this team desperately needs a fresh outlook, a new face and voice of leadership.
    Also I personally don’t enjoy the anticipation of a night in Munich for another mauling. It’s like getting me getting into the ring with Mike Tyson for a kicking every year but hey it’s a great pay day 🙂
    Let’s take stock get stronger and come back heads held high again.

  10. Princegooner says:

    Just to chip in a little, look at the table and look at the teams above arsenal and you will see the reason, from chelsea to man utd; they all have new managers and a change. Arsenal on the other hand still stuck in the past and our position on the table tells that, a new manager a new outlook new optimism new tactics let’s try something new. 21 years is enough to proove oneself I guess you know by now.

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