According to Arsenal fan Stuart Sherry, a 24ft by 8ft banner reading, ‘Enough Is Enough’ as a slogan heading a ‘Wenger Out’ banner has been ready-made and is intended to travel with the Sidcup Reds to Wembley on April 12th.
The Gunners will be hopeful of ending their nine-year trophy drought this term under manager Arsene Wenger who remains the longest serving manager in the Premier League, having been at his post in North London since 1996.
The banner also states: “Arsenal FC NOT Arsene FC” according to one supporter on Twitter – the post has received over 250 retweets and 39 favourites but surely his view does not represent the majority intending to support the Gunners in their pursuit of silverware at Wembley next month.
The Gunners boss faced something of a backlash following his 1,000th game in charge last weekend which his team lost 6-0 to title rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. There was little encouragement that this team are capable of fighting the Blues for the title this term judging by their 2-2 draw with Swansea at the Emirates on Tuesday evening.
However, the vast majority of Arsenal fans seem to back the French coach who has overseen the building of the new stadium project whilst maintaining the Gunners’ status as European elite via qualification for the Champions League every season since his arrival 18 years ago.
This term looks to be no exception as the Gunners currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League, six points clear of Everton but after spending £42.5 million on club record signing Mesut Ozil this summer and holding position at the top of the table for weeks on end, a fourth-place finish is not quite the ending Arsene Wenger or the Sidcup Reds would have hoped for in May – at least they could probably agree on that.