Furious Arsenal Fans Calls For Stan Kroenke And Wenger Sacking

'Stan Kroenke get out of our club' they sang with some gusto, as they did during the second-half of this breathless encounter with Everton, shifting the focus of the discontent from the manager.

Kroenke is a populist target: remote and silent without Wenger's history of success, and these cries were undoubtedly inspired by news of a £1billion takeover bid from Alisher Usmanov who owns 30 per cent of Arsenal.

Wenger still splits opinion with so many eternally grateful for his early work: the training ground, the stadium, the culture, three Premier League titles, an unbeaten season, six FA Cups with another final to come on Saturday.


And, his proudest achievement of all, an unblemished record of qualification for the Champions League.

This badge of consistency has been ripped from his lapel because finishing fifth has always been his definition of failure.

The last time Arsenal were left outside this elite club, Tony Adams, Ray Parlour and Ian Wright were in the team and Tony Blair was sweeping into Downing Street to a Britpop soundtrack.

By the time his players returned from their lap of appreciation, Wenger had ducked down the tunnel.
Off to fulfil his media duties, confirming his love and loyalty to Arsenal despite job offers from elsewhere while revealing the uncertainty of his own future had created a 'horrendous' environment for his team to perform in.

For this, he lauded their spirit but, surely, Wenger could have cleared the confusion at any moment by declaring his intention to stay or leave.

He could have cleared it there and then, in fact. Ahead of the FA Cup final.

But he chose to keep it vague and uncertainty swirls away – even when all signals point towards a new contract for the 67-year-old manager.
Arsenal have lost nine times in the Premier League. The damage was done weeks ago.