BBC pundit offers his strong opinion on Arsenal protests

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Many Arsenal fans protested against manager Arsene Wenger during the Premier League match against Norwich City at the weekend.

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson criticised Arsenal fans’ protests against Arsene Wenger on MOTD2 Extra on BBC Two on Sunday afternoon (broadcast from 12:15pm, May 1).

Many Arsenal supporters held banners during the match against Norwich City at the weekend asking Wenger to leave the North London outfit at the end of the season.

The Gunners won the Premier League match 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening to maintain their chances of finishing second in the league table this season.

Former Liverpool defender Lawrenson was not too impressed with the protests.

“I have to say it was a pretty pathetic demonstration as demonstrations go,” said the former Republic of Ireland international on MOTD2 Extra on BBC Two on Sunday afternoon (broadcast from 12:15pm, May 1).

“I think the people who were demonstrating were shouted at more by the rest of the supporters, as in ‘put your leaflets and banners down’.”

Many Arsenal fans are not happy with the club’s lack of success in recent years, most notably the Gunners’ failure to win the Premier League title since 2004.

There have been protests and demonstrations against Wenger at the Emirates this season.

One can under the Arsenal supporters’ frustrations, but at the same time, they must remember what Wenger has done for the club.

The Frenchman has been key in making the Gunners one of the most popular clubs in the world. Moreover, Wenger has consistently made sure that the North London outfit finish in the Premier League top four and feature in the Champions League.

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