A disgruntled fan base have aired their grievances against the under-fire Gunners boss, though some supporters still back the veteran French coach for another contract.
Arsene Wenger may have enjoyed considerable success over the course of 20-plus years in north London, but many feel the time is now right for him to move on at the end of an expiring contract.
The fans had earlier made their feelings clear during the week by crowdfunding an aeroplane to tow a banner reading ‘No Contract #Wenger Out’ during their Premier League match against West Brom.
The opening 25 minutes of television coverage from the Hawthorns was accompanied with the constant humming of planes flying overhead
But their message was undermined by the unexpected arrival of another aircraft towing a banner of support for the 67-year-old reading ‘In Arsene We Trust #RespectAW’.
Wenger reportedly has a two-year contract worth £8million-a-year on the table from Arsenal but a final decision on his future will not be made until the last days of the season.
Arsenal’s success in the FA Cup and in reaching the top four in the Premier League is likely to have a major impact on whether he signs or leaves.
After today’s defeat, Arsenal’s last three away games in the Premier league have all ended in a 3-1 loss
West Brom 3-1 Arsenal
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal
Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal
Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter and some were less than impressed with the protests before the game.