Arsenal Supporters Trust step up 'Wenger Out' campaign

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Arsenal Supporters Trust step up ‘Wenger Out’ campaign

Posted on March 06, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The talks surrounding the future of Arsene Wenger at the Emirates have been ongoing for longer than most fans would’ve realised, but as reported by Sky Sports, things could finally be taking a step in the right direction for those who want a change at the top of Arsenal Football Club.

In the wake of the club’s humiliating 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion, which was the Gunners’ fourth straight loss in all competitions, members of the Arsenal Supporters Trust held their annual meeting in London as they discussed what is quickly becoming a disastrous campaign.

Prior to it getting underway every single member was surveyed regarding whether or not they support the idea of the Frenchman carrying on as manager next season, and the results speak for themselves.

The numbers tell the entire story

A massive 88% of voters determined that they do not want to see Wenger on the touchline in August, with 5% claiming they were undecided and the remaining 7% deciding that the 68-year-old should make the decision himself.

With that being said, it’s worth noting that while AST possesses more than 1,000 members, only 450 participated in the survey – although, given the current state of affairs, it seems likely to suggest that the majority would still have voted in favour of Wenger leaving in May or even prior.

Nigel Phillips, who is a spokesperson for the group, had the following to say: “We just can’t go on like this. Maybe we are at a time change is coming and surely the board and owner must realise that. (Wenger) is like a desperate man clinging on.”

Judgement day?

While this all may seem like a relatively pointless exercise, the group have been awarded a private meeting with chief executive Ivan Gazidis which will take place this Sunday.

Of course, this is a rotten situation whichever way you look at it, as many Arsenal fans would’ve been hoping that Wenger would have a successful final season or two before riding off into the sunset. Alas, that isn’t going to be the case by the looks of things, and with some tricky fixtures still to come things could continue to get worse before they get better.

Will Arsene Wenger remain as Arsenal manager until the end of the season?

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  1. jon fox says:

    I note this survey said of the 7% who don’t want him out now and the 5% who are undecided, there was no category for those who definitely wanted him to stay next season (or longer). Clearly the AST don’t include a section for maniacal lunatics in their survey; not that there would be many,I hope and presume. To think though that a total of 12% STILL do not want him out today, or at least by May, shows there are still a lot of fools among the AST. Anyone who cannot or refuses to see the long term wilful harm this joke manager has inflicted on our club, needs either SpecSavers, or a straitjacket. I know they feel a sort of mistaken loyalty to him but why? Were many Germans still loyal to Hitler in his bunker in late April 1945 while all around him Berlin and Germany was being actively destroyed? And his poisonous legacy rightfully destroyed. To me the parallels are obvious.

  2. Agbadi Francis Ige says:

    Arsene Wenger needs to go cos am tired of seeing the old school man. I use to have the zeal to watch arsenal matches but ever since 3years back till now, I have stopped watching my favorite team play because I always got soured if my team fails me. Am highly disappointed to see gunners going through hard times of which Its hard to boast to other fellow fans that my arsenal teams was once the giant of England. #wengerOut I want arsene Wenger out of arsenal with immediate effect, #wenger_out for Christ sake. I beg the board members of Arsenal to sack Wenger before the season runs out. #WengerOut

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