Arsenal fans calling for protest against Arsene Wenger on Thursday
Published 19/04/2016 | 17:50
Arsenal’s game against West Bromwich Albion could be played before thousands of empty seats, amid suggestions that a protest could be made against Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
Frustrations among Arsenal supporters have been bubbling under the surface as the club’s latest title challenge has fallen flat, with Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace putting their place among the top four in the Premier League under threat.
Three points against West Brom are essential to Arsenal’s hopes of securing a 19th successive season of Champions League football, yet there are suggestions that Gunners fans will make a very visible protest to Wenger by failing to take up their seats for the game.
Social media sites are calling on Gunners fans that do attend the match to walk out after 75 minutes to protest against Wenger’s continued stay, yet it remains to be seen whether dissent against the club’s legendary manager has reached that level yet.
It has been confirmed that Arsenal have put tickets on general sale for the West Brom game, which is an unusual move as virtually every game at Emirates Stadium tends to be a sell-out.
A large amount of returns from season-ticket holders mean that seats are available in all areas and price brackets of the stadium for a game Arsenal need to win to ahead of Manchester United in the race for a top four finish.
Wenger has given no indication that he will consider bringing down the curtain on his 19-year reign as Arsenal boss at the end of this season, with the Frenchman’s contract set to expire in the summer of 2017