Ian Wright speaks on Arsenal fans

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The Gunners' legendary former striker is unhappy with fans.

Speaking to The Sun, Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that supporters who openly chanted against manager Arsene Wenger last Saturday should be embarrassed.

The Gunners' 1-0 victory over Norwich City had the subplot of a number of frustrated fans holding up placards reading 'Wenger out' in a planned protest against the Frenchman, who will celebrate 20 years at the club this September if he remains at the club.

However, only a small percentage of Arsenal fans inside the Emirates Stadium went through with the protests, while many others chanted 'only one Arsene Wenger' in support of the 66-year-old, who has won three Premier League titles and six FA Cups during his spell in North London.

Wright played under the veteran manager for a couple of years, and the club's legendary striker made his feelings toward the protesting fans completely clear, insisting his former gaffer deserves more respect than that.

"I heard a song the other day and you've got them [Arsenal fans] singing 'I hope you die in vein'," he told The Sun.

"When he [Wenger] does come back at some stage, they're going to be embarrassed about the way they're acting right now. They just need to hold their anger and let things take its natural course. I know how frustrating it is.

"It was embarrassing. The people signing 'only one Arsene Wenger' actually drowned them out. Everybody knows the time is coming [that Wenger leaves]. Don't direspect him. He's the greatest manager in the history of our club."

Much of the vitriol stems from Wenger's perceived inability to win Premier League titles anymore, with their failures this season particularly upsetting given the fact that Tottenham Hotspur - three points ahead with two games left - look set to finish above them for the first time in 21 years.

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