One of the Arsenal fans responsible for the anti-Arsene Wenger banners displayed after games has stuck to his word, and has gotten himself a tattoo of the 66-year-old manager after losing a bet.
The fan in question, whose Twitter handle is DeejayDT, made a bet with himself that if Jamie Vardy scored for England when he came on as a substitute against Germany he would get a tattoo of Wenger.
If Vardy scores I’ll get Arsene Wenger tattooed on me
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— Mr Marmite DT © (@DeejayDt) March 26, 2016
He clearly wasn’t expecting the Leicester City man to get a goal during the brief spell he had on the pitch, but when the in-form forward bagged a great goal he agreed to stick to his word and get the tattoo.
He’s now gotten the tattoo, with a caricature of Wenger on his leg with the words “Arsene, thanks for the memories” below.
Arsène, thanks for the memories……. pic.twitter.com/2lPXOY8T09
— Mr Marmite DT © (@DeejayDt) April 3, 2016
Many Arsenal fans believe Wenger has overstayed his welcome at the club, and are now convinced the Frenchman should pack his bags and leave.
This is an entirely reasonable opinion to have, but the way some of the anti-Wenger fans have gone about expressing their opinions is unacceptable. It may well be the case that he’s no longer the right man for the job, but with all he’s done for the club he at the very least deserves our respect.
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Wenger presumably won’t leave until an appropriate replacement is lined up, and until he does, he really shouldn’t have to deal with the level of criticism he gets from the fans. That’s not to say that we can’t point out his failings, but jumping on his back for every little thing is only going to sour the mood at the club.