Ian Wright's view on the Arsene Wenger banners against West Brom

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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has given his thoughts on the banners calling for Arsene Wenger to resign over the weekend.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says banners calling for Arsene Wenger to resign during the game against West Brom frustrated him.

Fans displayed a banner during the 1-0 win, which conveyed a message of thanks but suggested it was time for the Frenchman to move on.

“I don’t like that – When I saw that, it made me angry – when I think about everything Wenger’s achieved,” said Wright presenting 606 for BBC Radio 5Live.

Arsenal ended a silverware drought last season when they won the FA Cup, which was their first success since 2005.

However, performances in the Premier League have been inconsistent after a period when no other side in England could get anywhere near the club.

There’s feeling among some fans that Wenger’s vision is based purely around a place in the top four, as opposed to being a serious challenger for Chelsea and Manchester City, who seem to be the most likely candidates to battle for the Premier League title at the moment.

One of the coaches being heavily tipped to follow Wenger at Arsenal is Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund.

However, the German is enduring his own struggles at BVB, with his team in relegation form after seriously challenging Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title in the last few seasons.

Wright seems to be of the Arsenal mould of supporters who are fiercely loyal to Wenger, with a ‘be careful what you wish for’ type mentality.

Arsenal could still climb back up the Premier League table, they could still retain their FA Cup and they could still win the Champions League.

Wenger signed a new three-year contract last summer and all the banners in the world couldn’t convince him he’s not the right man to lead the club.

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