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Ian Wright Slams ‘Wenger Out’ Banner Fan On Twitter

The atmosphere around Arsenal has been somewhat awkward recently, what with their loss of ground in the title race and almost certain elimination in the Champions League to be confirmed by Barcelona next week.

As such, a 4-0 win against Hull that has seen the Gunners in strong contention to retain the FA Cup for a third successive year should, one would think, be enough to lift the gloom even a tiny bit.

Apparently, this is not the case – and the fans remain unequivocal on where they stand in relation to manager Arsène Wenger’s long term position at the club…

Presumably, this is the same banner that they used in the game at the Hawthorns against West Brom 18 months ago, and that they don’t just have a collection of them…

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: (EDITORS NOTE: This is a retransmission of image #459708260 with an alternative crop) Arsenal fans hold up a banner for Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on November 29, 2014 in West Bromwich, England (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend Ian Wright was none too happy with the banner while covering the game on BT Sport, expressing his disappointment at the fans who unfurled it for figuratively turning their back on the team:

“If I was a player and went over and saw that… yes, we’ve had a couple of bad results against Man United and Swansea but it’s not over by any stretch of the imagination, the league,”

(That last bit seems to fly in the face somewhat of his recent musings that the title was directly between Tottenham and Leicester, but anyway…)

“But a 4-0 win tonight and you’ve got that sign I’m really disappointed to see that.”

It was later that evening, however, when the fireworks went off. A disgruntled Arsenal fan decided to take Wright to task on Twitter for daring to question their outrage at the club’s situation.

Needless to say, it soon got heated… (NSFW language and “mugging off” below)

Frankly, what Wright thought could be gained from arguing with somebody calling themselves “Mr. Marmite” is anybody’s guess, but he stood his ground regardless.

Arsenal welcome Watford to the Emirates in an FA Cup quarter final tie this weekend before facing Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 second leg next week.

Whether the banner makes an appearance at either game remains to be seen.

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