Not only did Arsenal’s league position slip from 5th to 6th this weekend, so too did the confidence surrounding the club’s ability to compete.
Another useless display from the players has heaped more pressure on Arsene Wenger, who was on the back end of more protests from the travelling supporters.
The Gunners conceded three comical goals to mid-table West Brom in what could be the result that ends Wenger’s 20-year reign in North London.
Following the defeat the 67-year-old confirmed that he’s made up his mind on his future and will announce his decision after the international break.
And even though all fingers are being pointed at the boss for recent success, there’s still plenty to talk about when it comes to that result:
1 – Banner Wars
Twitter may have erupted over the banners that flew over The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, but there’s one underlying point here.
The supporters are completely divided on the position of Arsenal’s most successful manager, and that’s creating an internal atmosphere in the fanbase that isn’t needed.
I was at the game against The Baggies, a number of arguments/fights broke out when the banners were unravelled and the mood was not pretty at all.
In fact, a large section of the West Brom fans even began to boo the away section when #WengerOut was pinned up in the air.
I think it’s fair to say the vast majority of Gunners fans want a fresh start and are in agreement with Wenger stepping down, but the way we’re going about it is unacceptable.
Sure, the banners are a good way to convey the message but that feeling has already been made and sticking with that game plan isn’t going to change things.
Things will change once Wenger announces his decision, but we’ve got two home games coming up and I can’t sit through the same disrespect any longer.