Wednesday 22 November 2017

Arsenal fans surround team bus and hurl abuse at Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi

'Wenger Out' banners were present at Selhurst Park. Getty
'Wenger Out' banners were present at Selhurst Park. Getty

Jack Austin

Arsenal fans surrounded the team bus and hurled abuse at both Arsene Wenger and a number of first-team stars after their season hit a new low with the humiliating 3-0 defeat away to Crystal Palace on Monday night.

The result to London rivals Palace, who are fighting against relegation, was their fourth consecutive away Premier League defeat as the Gunners fell seven points behind in the chase for the fourth Champions League place.

Protests against Arsene Wenger have already been held outside the Emirates Stadium, while a plane carrying the message “No contract #WengerOut” was flown over the Hawthorns during the 3-1 defeat to West Brom.

And video footage shows fan fury overspill to the players with a number of obscenities not only aimed towards Wenger, but also Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi.

Mustafi can be heard being told to “go back to Germany” while Ozil’s desire was questioned as fans attempted to block the team bus from leaving Selhurst Park.

(Warning: Explicit language)

The protestations were no limited to after the game as Hector Bellerin was booed by his own fans on a number of occasions when taking a throw-in in front of the away support towards the end of the game.

“Wenger Out” banners were prevalent in the away section too, and television cameras clearly picked up shouts of “you’re not fit to wear the shirt”.

Independent News Service

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