Arsenal fans fly conflicting Arsene Wenger banners

Henrietta Brewer
March 20, 2017

Next up for Arsenal in the Premier League is a crunch clash against Manchester City at The Emirates on 2 April as Wenger's men look to get their top-four bid back on track.

Arsenal's support is split over Wenger, who won seven trophies in his first nine seasons as manager but has won only two FA Cups in the 12 years since.

Confusion in the Arsenal box before West Brom score the second.

By Sunday, however, the rumour mill had pitched up a new option, with one paper reporting that Wenger has agreed to stay on for one more season.

"You'll never get me asking for a manager to leave a club", Shearer said.

The 62-year-old has been part of the Arsenal coaching setup since joining the club a few months after Wenger in 1996.

Arsenal's downfall once again was its porous defense with Craig Dawson heading in twice from corners on another day of protests against Wenger.

A plane sporting a banner urging Wenger to stand down emerged at kick-off, although another trailing the slogan "In Arsene we trust" appeared overhead around the time Sanchez scored.

Having organized street marches in a bid to force Wenger out of their club, the fans chose to kick it up a notch on Saturday.

"I have taken a bigger perspective than [recent results]", Wenger said.

Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League and trail fourth-placed Liverpool, who occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot, by five points but have two games in hand.

A Champions League position is usually seen as the minimal requirement for Arsenal's directors but Wenger would not quantify what would be seen as a successful end to the current campaign.

Proud Baggies boss Tony Pulis says his small squad deserve more praise for their stunning season.

"He should not have played in the second half but he insisted that he wanted to come out".

To make matters worse for Arsenal, Sanchez limped off with an ankle injury after Cech had succumbed to a hamstring issue as their side were left looking like the outsiders in the race for the top four.

"That was the case for a long time but not today", he said.

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