Arsenal legend believes Wenger should go; backs supporter protests

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal are deeply entrenched in a battle for a Champions League spot, and their fans are not happy at the club's lack of progression.

Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas has told Sky Sports how he believes now is the time for Arsène Wenger to step aside, and even backed protests against the Frenchman, as long as they are respectful.

Arsenal's dismal run since the turn of the year has cost them the chance to compete for the title, and Nicholas believes enough is enough:

"I believe myself that it is time for Arsene to step aside and I never thought I'd say those words, but I want it done in a way that is done with humility and dignity, if such a thing is possible."

Wenger's blinkered and almost delusional attitude was summed up when he seemed to partly blame the Arsenal support for their poor run, as reported by Sky Sports:

"We lost the championship at home against lower teams, but we played sometimes at home in a very difficult climate."

With supporter groups planning protests at tomorrow's home game against Norwich City, Wenger's latest comments are sure to anger the fans even further, and Nicholas has backed the supporter's right to protest:

"Protesting has its place, just as the Liverpool fans did in the correct way with the price increases, but I just hope they do it with a big of dignity and it doesn't get angry."

Following the home game against Norwich, the Gunners head to the Etihad to take on top four rivals Manchester City. They then host Aston Villa at the Emirates on the final day of the season, and with Manchester United breathing down their necks, they will not be able to afford any more slip-ups.

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