Lineker makes a joke on Twitter about Arsenal protest

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Arsenal defeated Norwich City 1-0 on Saturday evening.

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has joked on Twitter that Arsenal supporters’ protest against Arsene Wenger was non-league standard as the pressure remains on the Gunners boss.

Wenger has come in for an increasing amount of criticism over the past few months, largely as a result of Arsenal's failed title bid in a season where the so-called main challengers have all faltered.

Arsenal topped the Premier League table at the New Year stage, yet a poor run of league form coupled with exits from the Champions League and FA Cup have ramped up the pressure.

Banners have been visible urging Wenger to leave, and against Norwich on Saturday there were a number of cards held aloft along the same lines plus a few chants from sections of the ground.

However, it was still a minority of the Emirates crowd, and Lineker suggested it was very amateurish.

Wenger clearly still has a number of backers in North London, with sections of the crowd singing ‘there is only one Arsene Wenger’ to try to drown out the criticism heading his way.

The Frenchman has done so much for the Gunners during his time at the club, and there is always the risk that him leaving may not be followed with the success on the pitch the supporters crave.

Arsenal’s win over Norwich momentarily takes them back up to third place in the Premier League table.

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