Banner wars! Arsenal fans clash with separate plane messages at the Hawthorns
The future of Arsene Wenger once again took centre stage at Arsenal’s game with West Brom at the Hawthorns, with two aeroplanes flying above the stadium displaying very different messages, per Sky.
Wenger, 67, has been in charge of the club for 21 years, but has seen discontent from fans grow with continued failure to lift the Premier League title since 2004 and constant failure in the Champions League.
The Frenchman’s contract is up for renewal this summer and he has said he will decide whether to stay on or not in the coming weeks.
The afternoon started with a typical #WengerOut banner, bur was followed swiftly by one saying “In Arsene We Trust”.
This season has seen a particular shift in the opinion of fans, with more calling for him to leave, particularly after their latest European exit at the hands of Bayern Munich, losing 10-2 on aggregate.
The futures of stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are also uncertain, with both having just over a year to run on their contracts with little promise of them signing new ones anytime soon.