Further evidence of the erosion of support for Arsene Wenger to continue his reign as Arsenal manager comes with the news that the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Frenchman getting the sack, reports The Independent.
The prominent supporters’ group canvassed their 1,000 members ahead of Monday night’s annual general meeting, and 88% responded in favour of a change at the club, after the team suffered its fourth successive defeat away to Brighton on the weekend.
Now the AST are seeking a meeting with Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis, as the pressure on Wenger continues to ratchet up. A large support of the travelling fan base at Brighton chanted “we want Wenger out”, whilst bookmaker Paddy Power has already begun paying out on the French man being the next Premier League manager to lose his job.
Wenger’s sole chance of redemption appears to be the Europa League, but another defeat away to AC Milan this week may be the final nail in the coffin for the man who has been Arsenal’s most successful manager in their history, but who may have overstayed his welcome in North London.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.