Some Arsenal fans are planning another protest ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Lincoln on Saturday as they look to apply pressure to the club to remove Arsene Wenger.
Around 200 supporters turned up for the march before the Bayern Munich game on Tuesday night. Although a handful of fans brought banners into the ground, the atmosphere was largely supportive of the manager and team during the game which is something we must all surely want.
Speaking to the press on Thursday, Wenger admitted that fan protests will play a part in his thinking when he comes to make a decision on his future. Asked if it would play a role, he replied, “Yes.
“Of course, you consider everything. It will not be the most important factor but of course, you consider it.
“It is difficult for me to judge (the protest). I have worked very hard for 20 years to make our fans happy and when you lose the games, I understand they are not happy.
“I do not want to judge that, I am not able to. I live in my daily work with my complete commitment.
“I think I’ve shown since I’m here that first of all I love this club, that I’m loyal to this club and that I make the right decisions for this club.”
The club also took the unusual step of issuing a statement about Wenger. Chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, said, “We are fully aware of the attention currently focused on the club and understand the debate.
“We respect that fans are entitled to their different individual opinions but we will always run this great football club with its best long-term interests at heart.
“Arsene has a contract until the end of the season. Any decisions will be made by us mutually and communicated at the right time in the right way.”