Arsenal legend Ian Wright spoke to the media yesterday after Arsenal’s game against West Brom. The former striker said that the fans should be getting behind the manager rather than criticising him and he lashed out at those who had displayed the ‘Wenger out’ banner during the game at the Hawthorns.
Wright said that the banner made him ‘angry’, and that considering what the manager had done for the club over the past couple of decades he should be allowed to have some freedom.
I don’t like that – When I saw that, it made me angry – when I think about everything Wenger’s achieved.
Although the Gunners ended a nine year trophy drought last season by lifting the FA Cup, this season we have been patchy in all competitions and have struggled to string results together, resulting in the intense protests against Wenger. The injury situation has not helped either, with several key players sidelined at crucial times.
However, as the wins against Dortmund and West Brom showed, we still have the quality to dominate and win games, and with a bit of defensive stability can even keep clean sheets. Hopefully the return of players like Koscielny and Walcott will help stem the tide and we will win the crucial fixtures ahead of us this month. The protests against the manger are unlikely to die down anytime soon, but provided he makes a few good purchases, at least they will stop occupying centre stage every time Arsenal play a game.