Arsenal legends Ian Wright and Alan Smith have slammed the supporters for their Arsene Wenger protest after Saturday’s 1-0 win at West Brom.
Danny Welbeck’s second-half header ended a run of two successive Premier League defeats, with some fans holding up a banner reading “Arsene, thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye” at full-time at the Hawthorns.
And Wright, who played under Wenger at the beginning of the Frenchman’s illustrious 18-year stay in North London, revealed that the gesture made him angry.
He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I don’t like that – When I saw that, it made me angry – when I think about everything Wenger’s achieved.”
Smith was also vocal in his condemnation of the fans, insisting that it was not an appropriate time to voice their frustrations over Wenger.
“The banner was unfurled at West Bromwich Albion after the visitors had managed to sneak a win,” the 52-year-old wrote in The Telegraph. “You do not see many outward displays of dissent from Arsenal fans.
“Might this be the start of bigger things to come? Whatever, the person responsible did not choose the best moment to show their handiwork. After winning three points, the Hawthorns was no place to try and start a rebellion.”
The Gooner finds it very hard to disagree with these former Gunners. What do you think?