Tuesday 23 January 2018

Conflicting Wenger plane banners create embarrassing scene at the Hawthorns

There were pro and anti Wenger banners flown above the Hawthorns
There were pro and anti Wenger banners flown above the Hawthorns
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger witnessed two banners flying over the Hawthorns in the first half of his side's game against West Bromwich Albion, with conflicting messages on both.

Despite the widespread ridicule Manchester United supporters attracted as they hired planes to fly banners calling for David Moyes to be sacked as their club’s manager back in 2014 and similar scorn poured on Liverpool fans as they followed a similar path calling for Brendan Rodgers to be replaced a year later, Arsenal supporters have now sunk to embarrassing levels as the debate over Wenger’s future continues.

The farce surrounding Wenger was even more pathetic than what had gone on before at United and Liverpool, with one set of fans offering support for the Arsenal boss and another calling for his removal.

The first plane emerged with a message stating ‘No Contract #Wenger Out’, before a second emerged with the message ‘In Arsene We Trust’.

Wenger was spotted looking skyward as watched on from the Arsenal bench and he has stated that he will decide on his Arsenal future in the next six weeks, with his current contract set to expire next summer.

“My future has always been certain,” stated Wenger. “I focus 100 per cent until the last day of my contract.

“That is the only way you can guarantee the future. The players must not think beyond the game.”

Here are the banners that have caused a big stir on social media, with Arsenal fans forced to accept plenty of criticism for their stunts:

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