The call among some Arsenal fans for Arsene Wenger to quit reached new heights on Saturday as a plane was hired to fly a ‘Wenger Out’ banner high above the Hawthorns.
Only for the bizarre sight of another plane BACKING the French manager to be flown over the West Brom ground moments later.
Bought and paid for by donations among an unhappy group of protesting supporters, the first plane was highlighted by Sky Sports before the match at West Brom with the words ‘Wenger Out’ and ‘No New Contract’ clearly seen from the skies.
Arsenal followers staged protests before the recent home matches against Bayern Munich and Lincoln City over the apparent lack of success enjoyed by the club in recent times with their last Premier League title 13 years ago.
But it is clear the sentiment is not universal as another plane emerged carrying the message: “In Arsene we trust” after Alexis Sanchez had struck to draw Arsenal level after Craig Dawson’s early opener.
Wenger has yet to decide if he will sign a new contract to extend his 21-year tenure as manager.
It was a move similar to the one used by Manchester United fans when they wanted David Moyes to quit in 2014.