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“I don’t care” – Arsene Wenger hits back over protest banner
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he doesn’t care if fans protest or call for him to leave the club after a banner was displayed following our 4-0 victory over Hull City last night.
We strolled to a comfortable 4-0 win in our fifth round replay at the KC Stadium on Tuesday evening thanks to doubles from Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott.
The win ended a run of five games without a victory and booked our place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup where we’ll now host Watford at the Emirates on Sunday.
However, the game was overshadowed by a protest from the away fans after members of the WOB displayed THAT banner again calling for Arsene to leave the club.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen this banner and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but the boss told reporters after the game that he ‘doesn’t care’ about the protest and launched another passionate defence of his record during his 20 years at the club.
When asked about the banner, Wenger is quoted as saying by the Telegraph:
“There’s nothing disappointing for me, I do my job. Look at the history of the club, since the club exists, and you will see that I have nothing to be scared of.
“I don’t care. I do not want to speak about that because it is always the same story. It is enough now. If you have any questions ask other people.
“Do you know someone who has won it [the FA Cup] more than me? We judge the season afterwards and I’m quite amazed so many people judge it so early.
“We have not given up anywhere and you will see that in the coming weeks. This club has been in a much worse position than it is today.”
While the boss insists the banner doesn’t bother him [it does], it’s certainly got Arsenal fans divided once again and I think this is the main problem.
Our own fans have been clashing over the banner on Twitter all night with club legends like Ian Wright also getting involved. Surely no good can come of it all during the business end of the season?
Sure, protest all you like. Every fan has that right, but after a 4-0 away win? Many have given up on the title, but I am certainly not one of them and I’m sure the squad haven’t either. How is this banner meant to help us claw back Leicester’s eight-point advantage?
This is the time when the entire club should be united. The players need us now more than ever and we should be getting behind the boys more than ever. The title ISN’T over yet so I really don’t understand why fans would want to destabilise the club at such an important time.
Don’t get me wrong, Arsene is on his last legs and IF we don’t win the title I think he should step aside in the summer, even if we do win the FA Cup for the third season in a row.
However, I don’t support protests such as this during the season, especially when we’ve just won 4-0 away and still have a chance of winning the title.
There’s a time and place, people…..