Arsenal fans plan protest against Wenger
Published 22:57 08/10/11 By Bill Mills
Angry Arsenal fans plan to flag up their anger at under-fire manager Arsene Wenger when the Gunners play Sunderland at the Emirates next Sunday.
A new protest group, ArsenalFCnotPLC, will protest during the Premier League clash with Steve Bruce’s side and will use banners to make their cause more visible.
Wenger’s hapless outfit have suffered their worst start to a top flight season in 58 years. They were also humiliated 8-2 at Manchester United and then lost last week’s north London derby to Tottenham, provoking talk of a power shift in the capital.
Unhappy Gooner season ticket holder Chris Adsett reckons the time is right for Wenger to bow out. He said: “Put simply it is not good enough for Arsenal.
“We are on a downward spiral and this needs to be addressed.
“Arsenal fans love and admire Wenger for what he has done, but that was then, this is now. We need a new face and new impetus, and soon.”
Former Arsenal hero Giovanni van Bronckhorst has warned the fans against driving Wenger out.
He said: “Wenger is an institution. Look what he’s achieved.
“Arsenal football club IS Arsene Wenger.
“Everything would tumble over if he would leave now. His philosophy is an example to millions.
“For 15 years it was very simple for players. If Arsenal came knocking on the door, you’d rush to sign for them. But that’s not the case any more.”