For more than 10 years, London franchise Arsenal have a great chance to snatch the Barclays Premier League title this season.
But the recent results and some managerial decisions have seen the club slowly lose ground as they now find themselves chasing lost ground in the race to the top of the table.
This has seen a number of fans over the past few weeks call for Wenger’s job and it all came to light in the FA Cup replay against Hull City on Tuesday.
Arsenal drew the first leg of the game at Emirates but came back in grand style to beat their opponents 4-0 on the night to go through to the next round.
But this victory was marred by a huge banner that was unfurled by the Gunner faithful during the match.
A banner reading ‘Arsene, thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye’ was unfurled at full-time as a growing number of supporters call for Wenger’s 20-year tenure to end.
It is understood that the fans are growing restless with yet another year where they have slipped up and with the Champions League all but done (they play Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the second leg after losing the first one 2-0 at home) it is understandable that the supporters want things to change at the club for the next season.
The manager was also asked about this banner after the game and Wenger was quick to dismiss any rumors going around.
“There’s nothing disappointing for me,” Wenger said. “I do my job. Look at the history of the club, since the club exists, and you will see that I have nothing to be scared of.
“I don’t care. I do not want to speak about that because it is always the same story. It is enough now. If you have any questions ask other people.
Arsenal have won the FA Cup two years in a row now and Wenger pointed it out the fact that he is the most successful manager in the history of the Cup.
“Do you know someone who has won it [the FA Cup] more than me? We judge the season afterwards and I’m quite amazed so many people judge it so early,” he said.
Arsenal are 8 points away from the top of the table and will have to play consistently well to have a shot at the title and Wenger asked the fans to not judge the club this early in the season and that his squad is trying everything to get positive results.
He said, “We have not given up anywhere and you will see that in the coming weeks. This club has been in a much worse position than it is today.”
Hull City manager Steve Bruce and Arsenal legend Ian Wright came to the rescue of the Frenchman who has done wonders with the London franchise.
Talking to the media after the game, Bruce said, “The fella has been immense for Arsenal for 20 years and maybe these idiots, who think they want to change… until they have changed might rue that decision forever more.”
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