Angry Arsenal fans set to protest

Arsenal fans have had enough and want change at the club.. Everything from the price of tickets/ lack of silverwear to Wengers lack of spending has taken its toll on some fans and now they want to show the board that they have had enough and want the club to change its ways….

Recently a  facebook page was created called “Wenger Out”, 100s of angry Arsenal fans signed up to this page and an event has now been organised for them fans to protest.

The Arsenal fans are due to wear black and show there anger towards the club and manager. 

“Where has our Arsenal gone” website (Photo above) has also been set up to explain the reasons behind the protest.

Arsene Wenger hasn’t won any silverware for six years, yet the club have raised the cost of seats by up to 6.5 per cent for next season “The costliest in the country”

Arsenal bosses have now put police and stewards on alert amid fears that a fans’ protest march could turn ugly.

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  1. Leon

    May 11, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Yes – a protest will achieve precisely nothing. Things will not change at Arsenal – they are in it to make money and nothing more. They do not give a TOSS about unhappy fans because they know that the ones who stop attending will be replaced by corporate prawn sandwich eaters. You either pay the money and keep your mouth shut or go support some other club. Thats how Kroenke and his cronies think – mark my words nothing will change, starting in the summer when we sign garbage from the french league.

  2. Tony the donkey

    May 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Long overdue

    Arsenal FC not PLC

  3. Paul

    May 11, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    60,000 fans per home game.. millions elsewhere.. and 100s sign up to a page wanting Wenger out.. doesn’t that show you what a minority you’re in..

  4. Reg

    May 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    If you’ve read it properly you will know the BSM walk is NOT a WENGER OUT protest march. To suggest otherwise is irresponsible and will set back everything that has been achieved since it was set up in Feb 2010.

    The BSM, through Where Has Our Arsenal Gone represent fans that feel the club is not the one they used to know and love.

    It has nothing to do with what is happening on the pitch. Anyone turning up hoping it will be about Wenger will be disappointed

  5. gooner87

    May 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Who are these “Arsenal Fans” psssh . Why does everyone think Wenger’s at fault . I for one think its about time the board explained instead of our most successful manager taking the blame. Wenger is building a legacy and before you complain just think about Man utd and how Ferguson won nothing for 3 years and spent alot of money at the time to do that and didn’t win the league for 6 years. But now look, he revamped the club built a foundation that see’s Utd not challenging but dominating. This was also at the time of no billionaire’s throwing stupid money everywhere, the league was also less competitive !

    We’re getting closer to becoming a great team it is just harder in the current climate to build a team with limited resources,( we have 40 mill for wages as well). Spending isn’t always the Answer though, what good has Dzeko done ? Torres? Waste of money if you ask me i’d be gutted if i saw a player like that after we spent that much.
    It’s been a frustrating season but to say Wenger out is ridiculous , i just believe his supporting cast need to be reshuffled in order to challenge him again. One difference between him and Fergie is the amount of changes Fergy has had in the back room. A new assistance every few years people coming back to the job after gaining experience else where. It is a system which has clearly worked for Utd and i don’t see why it wouldn’t for Arsenal

  6. Martin

    May 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Anyone can start a facebook page and anyone can jump on the bandwagon and momentum of others, it doesnt mean it is right. The same could be said with your article and it is the culmination of two things made to look as one, when they are completely different things. Has it been conclusively confirmed that the organisers of the walk and the facebook page are the same people?
    BSM have made it abundantly clear that this isn’t a “Wenger out” movement and maybe a bit of research would have confirmed this and it wouldnt seem as though some seem intent on making the facts up to suit their own means.

  7. nilo

    May 11, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    @gooner87: do not mention wenger’s name in the same breath as old man fergie. wenger is a dictator, he will never change his staff, he will never adapt, and we will never win another trophy with this spent manager again. you might be happy with that but many are not. stop dreaming about things that will never change while wenger is in control. no one in his staff will dare speak up and challenge him. any senior player who voices his opinion is quickly shown the door. it’s wenger way,which does not work anymore and that it. as long as he clings on to power aided by his yes men and akb’s then we will continue to be also rans.

  8. GoonerDave

    May 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    If the protest is about the ticket price increase, then thats fair enough. Fans are under financial pressure and watching our team play is supposed to be a release, not a burden. If the board really want to show class and run a club the right way, then ticket prices should remain frozen.
    I had no idea it was a Wenger out protest, and Im not convinced it is.
    In my humble opinion, anyone who wants Wenger out is making a mistake. Im completely fed up with all the negativity. We have a lot going for us as a club and quite honestly, the amount of moaning and complaining going on is embarrassing. We scream about a lack of team spirit yet we get on the players backs the instant a mistake is made. As supporters, where has our spirit gone? Where is our mental strength? Some of us expect the team to fail and then dish out abuse when they do.
    To those who want Wenger out –
    1- Ever wonder why Arsene spent when we were at Highbury? Because he actually had surplus cash to spend.
    2- Why such a radical change when clearly we are quite close – logically its minor adjustment thats needed.
    3- The odds of a new manager coming in and winning are slim. Statistically, most managers fail to live up to expectations. We could be down a slippery slope very quickly.
    4- How about the cost? Terminating Wengers contract, paying compensation to his successors club, giving the new man cash to spend etc. If this sort of money is available, has Arsene not earned the right, after years of penny pinching, to spend that money, and finish the team?

    Rival fans might be smiling at our collapse, but they are roaring laughing at the thought of sacking Wenger.

  9. John

    May 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Those fans that protest they are the glory hunters they are the fans who want wenger out.

    Dont deserve to be arsenal supporters.

    True supporters support the team through thick and thin.

    If ticket prices are too much dont go! give it to someone else. There are plenty of gooners who would want to go.

  10. Martin

    May 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    You attitude is why there will be a walk, yes a walk and not a protest.
    Even though people have stated it ISN’T a “wenger out” protest you still preclude to it.
    A lot of the supprters that will be going on the walk are fans who have been going to matches for decades and their support for the club has been inherited generation after generation. They come from the highbury Era in which the supporters were like a family, something which since we have gone corporate has been lost. Now if you are saying that someone who has been going to matches for 40, 50 + years should just put up with it and not have an opinion, then shame on you as these people are the ones that made the club.

  11. omoalli

    May 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    arsenal should do something about the 6 years no trophy

  12. Mike

    May 11, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I wish they never built that damn stadium. Things were better in the highbury days. What is the use of habving the best stadium in the country when you can’t win a thing, not even the Carling Cup.

  13. Idris

    May 11, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I belive those who said wenger should stay are right,what is so big in six yrs no trophy dat we are complain abt.those shameless animal you and your wenger must go.he tried bt we need trophies.wenger is on a spell that says i will never win any trophy,if am lieing how many final have we lost after our last trophy,like coach like fans answer my question

  14. Finbarr

    May 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    wenger pushed the club to build a new stadium and feels responsible for the effects this has had on the club. He knew the club would not be at the top then, but figured as long as the club can be in the top 4, until such a time as all revenue can be put into the team, then it would work out.
    New stadiums have crippled clubs and even relegated them. He feels he is a custodian of this transition. When the club can stop having to use cheap young players and afford experience to compete, then wenger will retire. Fans are frustrated but miss this bigger picture. In 10 years time the comment will be about how Arsenal built a new stadium and managed to qualify for the CL with this financial burden for years, and now is winning titles etc with players the stadium revenue, brough in, paid for.
    This is why wenger wont be sacked. Until such a time as there is funds no one else could manage/purchase a team for so little that would qualify for the CL. He is also counting on the new FIFA rules been effectively imposed. This has been flagged from a while back and wenger has made choices around it.
    When he sold Anelka he build Colney with the money straight away. When he thought the new stadium was not going to go ahead he bought 5 players in summer 2001, including donkeys like Richard Wright (7million) and Jeffers (8Million) so he can spend. Now he is obsessed in his youth project to win something and it is probably showing his ego clouding his better judgement at bit also. Originally there was to be huge profit, to tie down some of the stadium debt, from the highbury sq development. This didn’t happen and so delayed the master plan. However when the debt is at a certain level and easily sustainable, the youth project will be over. lets just hope that will come sooner and not too late for many gooners

  15. Dave Highbury

    May 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Create even more unrest within the club why don’t you – you twat. Good vibes gets results, and shit like this gets in the way… great away crowd hence the great away record. I’ll leave the shite home record for you to work out….

  16. Rents

    May 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    These ‘fans’ are nuts.

    With everything Arsene has done for our football club over the last 15 or so years, he deserves our faith and trust. Don’t forget we were average before he arrived – we’re a household name in Europe now – almost over the line.

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion – but really, how much good are you doing for your football club tonight? What nonsense.

    Throwing a tantrum ‘cos you’re not having it your own way? Grow up.

  17. gooner 87

    May 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    @ Nilo i think i can mention Wengers name in the same sentence, for the very reasons i put in my post. No other manager could have done what Wenger has done with the Money he has. Yes there are things i dislike sometimes about him not wanting to give players over 30 better contracts, however to say get rid of him is ridiculous. Do you have proof that he’s a dictator and has been in charge of the backroom staff? I somehow think that the board control a lot more than you think. And i think your missing the point or Reading the Sun a bit too much. My point is new staff would freshen things up bring new ideas, not suggesting that the old staff are just Yes men, i think some of the older heads may have just been there too long and need replacing. I’d try get Bergkamp personally think he’d be great.

    And what you mean not happy? You sound like a baby just becasue we didn’t get the title , let me guess you started supporting 98 or later? I’ll continue to support my team , the one thing i’ll agree with is the board have treated fans terribly with ticket prices and playing on their loyalties and the board is at fault for the way they have conducted themselves in this aspect.

    Please though, this negativity is boring i’d rather people get opinions of their own instead of listening to what the pundits have to say all the time or playing football manager and thinking they could do a better job. If your a supporter you support your team !@ Dave Highbury on the button mate !

  18. Downunder

    May 12, 2011 at 1:42 am

    It is not a Wenger out protest (although for one would not be adverse to such!) it is about standing up for the average fan, trying to retain some of the traditions that made The Arsenal great and a stand against the board exploiting the supporters. Anyone that has supported Arsenal pre Wenger must have empathy with the causes for this march, surely?

  19. Arif

    May 12, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Dear Arsenal Fans.

    Give one more chance for Arsene Wenger. Let him buy good CB and Midfield this time. Allow Fabregas and others who ever want to leave the club. Buy proper replacement for the one left.

    Hope he will not break Fans heart this time…..

  20. cin

    May 12, 2011 at 6:16 am

    nothing will change in arsenal, till this managment changes.

    These people is only standing for profit.
    They are doing good business.
    Then Y they need to change.

    This is only one top FC in the world running only for business.
    and not doing anything for fans….. and not tyring to win anything.

    Wenger already told, he is ok with Cl birth. Then what is the use of protest. Simpl time wasting…

  21. arsenalfansince84

    May 12, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Its not the managers fault but the players who play for the club. They need to understand what makes this club so great and why the manager and fans are dissapointed. Why can we outplay a ManU,city and Chelsea yet lose embarrassingly to a stoke city. What happened to the good old-fashioned passionate gut filled blood stained I’d die on the pitch then lose this match mentality that we were renound for. Fans and players are to blame. Oh and do you seriously think that a manager who built the invincibles has all of a sudden lost it? Are you guys on drugs or something. The world’s 2nd best footballing side that just need to tweak its defence. Ps.what I would give to see a game live at the emirates.

  22. mikgoon

    May 12, 2011 at 6:48 am

    thru thick and thin & the good the bad the ugly we all follow the Arsenal

  23. chuks

    May 12, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Who among u is asking for wengers SACK, that is the most unresonable thing to think about how would u ask wenger to go a man that has brought glory to our heart, remember, chelsea did not win the premier title for fifty years,

    Man-city just qualified for champions league for the very first time, and every body want to buy players from Arsene Wenger,

    let me state catergorically, IF WENGER GOES, WE GO,

  24. Kabir adesina

    May 12, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I guess he should be sacked,he doesn,t have what it takes 4 mordern days foothball.he stil sees foothball the way it was 8,9 years back & it as moved beyound that level,now if you dont spend in football you can never see result take Man city 4 example they have got what they want.but Wenger is only protecting is own selfish interest including his so call board member,i think they all need replacements.he also use arsenal team 2 build his own national team all because he does not want to spend.pls let us take the step of Liverpool things as realy change there because they took the right decision by sacking Benithez:i see them wining the league very very soon.


    May 12, 2011 at 8:27 am

    only idiots defend wenger now, they must enjoy being lied to, Arsenal fans are treated like cattle. FACT

  26. Spectrum

    May 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Here’s a quote from another blog with logic that’s hard to argue with ; ” For me, coming third or fourth is not much of an achievement for a club of Arsenal’s stature. As supporters, we should not demand trophies, but we should demand a place in the top four. That is an absolute bare minimum, and if a manager cannot serve up any more than the bare minimum over a seven-year period, then he’s been given long enough and should be seeking alternative employment. ”
    Makes good sense ( unless you’re a one eyed A.K.B.) And more than enough reason to start a protest, I would suggest.

  27. Spectrum

    May 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

    In football, a star player can start off young and fresh, with lots of enthusiasm. He can have a huge amount of skill and talent, be tactically astute, have a footballing brain, and lots of stamina. But as time passes, his talent begins to wane. He finds it harder to do the things he used to in previous years. Eventually he goes into decline, and if he continues for too long his form suffers, and his achievements lose their gloss. Then he knows it’s time to quit, before he gets that inevitable tap on the shoulder.
    The saying “You’re only as good as your last game” then rings true. If this applies to players, why not to managers, also ?

  28. 1-eight-7

    May 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

    funny how people are still deluded with Arsene. real funny!

    and for all of you who think that we were an average club before AW came, Arsenal have already won 10 EPL trophies. not a small club, is it?

    there’s life after the penny-pinching senile bastard!

  29. chukwuma chikezie

    May 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm


    What do u know about arsenal, you just strike wenger as if you can even coach , a division 11 side,

    Arsenal are not doing bad per say and all we need is few or more addition and subtraction to the current team,

    Mind you a coach you all condem and want to kill is the Coach of the Decade,

    If you no football you would not ask for wenger exit


  30. GOONER93

    May 12, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I think Wenger is the right man but he needs to spot being so stubborn! What bothers me more is that the players don’t show the same passioon and fight that i remember from the invicibles?

  31. gooner4life

    May 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Only idiots defend Wenger?

    It isn’t about defending Wenger, it’s that i shouldn’t have to defend the most successful manager we’ve ever had. The man has made us one of the European giants, and in case you forgot we’ve never been a force in europe. Now we’ve been in it year after year and lost only to the best Team the world has ever seen . Barca. They didn’t happen overnight either and took hundreds of millions and years upon years to get where they are, and guess what we matched them, and were the only team to beat them whilst playing football with a team that averages 4 years younger then them. Yeah there are some flaws but how many times do we have to see that money isn’t the fix of all problems, and will eventually be the end of football.

    So @AKB Hater im not a member of Arsene knows brigade im simply a fan who see’s the bigger picture and can read the paper, and all the negative comments without getting drawn so deeply into it that i post idiotic stuff like yourself 🙂 It’s as if you actually believe that Wenger is out to destroy the club and that his best interests aren’t for the club. The guy has sacrificed an amazing club record to stay and build us a team which will compete for years, like fergie did when he first came to utd but without the money. Wenger could have easily walked out, he is the most wanted man in football, madrid would have him, Barca, alot of clubs could give Wenger a transfer kitty that would make ours look silly. But what Wenger has done now is built foundations and we are getting closer to becoming one of the great teams.

    If anyone should be to blame it should be the board, there the one’s who make commercial decisions, transfer budgets etc. Maybe they have been tight with the purse strings but why? Well the world economy is in dire straights and what is the first thing to suffer ? The entertainment industry, and what is football? Its a form of entertainment, so if people take a step back from their frustrations which is what being a human being allows us to do they can start to see a bigger picture, instead of acting like children and crying becasue we haven’t won anything , just think about Spurs, Villa so many teams are in a worst position and even the teams at the top envy us for our stability. We see some of the best football at times which is why it is frustrating to see us play badly, but it happens.Footballers are human beings and if everyone complaining about Wenger is the most perfect specimen that has done nothing wrong and is successful in everything they do then i’ll do one. But im afraid the only image i have is adults which haven’t grown up enough to see who they really are so the only way to feel good about themselves is to blame someone who is obviously far better than them at being a manager. ( This especially goes out to Alan Hansen and his followers)

  32. John

    May 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Have we not learn’t from Man Utd fans who want Glazer Out that if people are rich enougth that it just does not work. They are still debt and the Glazers are still there. Before somebody says that it worked at Liverpool but Liverpool is different to Arsenal and Man Utd. Liverpool is more of a community club and ever Liverpool fan hated Hicks and Gillett.

    With Arsenal there are factions that don’t want Wenger to leave just want him to change his policy. Some just want ticket prices down. There will be the some that would want to keep Wenger and say everything is fine. To ask people who do want him sacked who will come in and do a better job personally, if someone says Jose ‘fucking boring twat’ Mourinho I would rather see the club I love relegated before I see his dros at the Emirates. There are only two I think that would do a better one has one more year left at Barca and the other needs one or two more years at Bolton to gain his experience.

  33. roger

    May 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    As a protest i was going to suggest we stay silent during the home game v Astonvilla but then again we do that anyway

  34. v

    May 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Positive thinking guys!!! NOT!!! bunch of losers!

  35. Tim

    May 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I’m in support of the protest to show our sympathy to our darling team. We are ashamed of Arsenal amongst our colleagues. Wenger please listen to the voice of the people.

    I also urge our fans to protest peacifully.

  36. DD in LA

    May 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Yeah “positive thinking” gets you into Vietnam, it gets you Enron and the Titanic if it isnt smart thinking. You have to see the facts in front of you — failure — and make an analysis.

    Wenger has failed for six years, he is in charge he gets 6 million quid, he needs to go. Look what Dalglish has done for Liverpool we need a fresh start with a new manager. Period.

    And do you think Ferguson, Dalglish or Morinho lead their teamto victory by crouching on the ground with their head in their hands like a demented Basil Fawtly? Its a disgrace and the players cant respect him.

    Wenger has lost it.

  37. John

    May 12, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Dalglish has not really had pressure on him because Liverpool have not expected much from when he took over because they where out of the title race and Champions League. FA Cup & Europa League he has been a failure. Judge him and how well he is doing next season.

    Right I am not saying you should not march but let’s look up north to Man Utd they march and protest nothing. Then let’s look down the road to Spurs they where protesting about moving to the Olympic Stadium and if they had won the bid nothing they did would of stopped Spurs from moving away from Shit Hart Lane to the Olympic Stadium. Let’s take Wimbledon supporters they protested for their lives about moving to MK, nothing stoped the owners from moving.

    Ticket prices will not go down because everbody knows at a club like Arsenal for every 1 Arsenal fan that say I have been going for 50 years and I have had enougth of paying these prices. Their are another 60 that will go I want to go to the Emirates this weekend to watch a top four side who are in a minimum in a Semi-Final every year or fighting for the title and play great attacking football and 4-4 or 3-2 virtual every season. Maybe season ticket sales may go down or Gold membership may go down but not individual prices or the 60,000 attendance.

    This summer and next summer are the first two summers that Wenger has real money to spend because of the clubs debt. Listen to any of the financial experts Arsenal in future is going to be a cash cow. So judge at the end of next season.

    If anything blame previous managers for not keeping up with Herbert Chapmans values about Arsenal being innovative and making sure the club keeps ahead of the rest. Before Wenger came along we were 15 years behind Man Utd in terms of the traning facilities, Academy and Stadium. If anything Fergie is getting the fruits of his labour he put in the 80’s.

  38. Spectrum

    May 13, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    The protest is about the ticket price rise insult, and the general malaise that has settled on the club. It’s not about getting Wenger out. But it should be. Good luck to the protesters, and I wish them well.

  39. okkkk

    May 14, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    the protest is good, we are run well as a business not a football club. No ifs or buts, bendtner earns 50k denilson earns 55k. Are club is becoming pathetic. Fans SHOULD PROTEST? so what? and stop going to the games as well. Dont complain then go?

  40. cameo

    May 16, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Some of you fools defending wengers failure make ashamed to call myself a fan of this club, Like the above fan said, positive thinking in a fast derailing situation would also get you hitler and into a world war cause you fools can t seee catastrophe until it sends you to your coffin, you bunch of small minded scaredy pants, so afraid of change, idiots destined for mediocrity with that french pedo.

  41. bob mcnabs cat

    May 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    if ever you needed proof that us arsenal fans are getting spoon fed lie after lie after lie you got at the emirates on sunday. the matchday announcer loudly proclaimed the attendance as 60k. get real! there was barely 50k and arsenal should get used to it because there are only so many mugs that are prepared to pay good money to watch crap week after week. There was life at Arsenal long before wenger turned up on the scene and there will be life long after he has gone. Its a shame the kids following today have no idea or sense of history, for it is them that spout the now tiresome “in arsene we trust”.
    Wenger, collect your coat!

  42. scream4cheese

    May 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    There are 57,000 arsenal supporters every home game, and it seems from every forum everyone has got the hump and angered over ticket prices, but only 300 tops turn up to voice their opinion.

    Moaning on a forum and then doing nothing about it sickens me.

    Massive respect to those like myself that marched. For those who put time and effort putting the march together and paying for the banner, I hope we get the media attention it deserves.

    Ticket issue prices effects every fan of every premiership team, so a long term aim would be to see a full on march that would protest at England FA Head Quarters.

    If 3,000 from every club joined in, that would mean a protest of over 60,000 people.

    The bubble will burst sooner or later … just look at attendances in Italy …

  43. mohamed osman salih

    May 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    6years of complete failiure….wenger please respect ur self and go away …it too much ..our hears are broken …our blood leaked and fill all seas and rivers …please go away and let us repear our dead arsenal whom u killed just to earn money

  44. James

    May 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    As an Arsenal fan reading this, something that strikes me as funny is if its like all the Arsenal fans who dont want Wenger out seem to think all the ones who do arent real fans! Personalky I think he should be given more time, but in the same breath understand the frustration of those who want him out! No trophy for 6 years, honestly ask yourself what other manager would have survived this long! Making out like your more of a fan based solely on a difference of opinion is wrong.

  45. batman8984

    May 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    we need to get some top class defenders in the team . where a joke when it come’s to defending and we need to sell arshavin he’s a joke of a player

  46. mohamed osman salih

    May 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    really it is abd and nasty joke ….still u want to give him achance…. what is it for … wenger is avery good maneger but he dosenot love arsenal …all he wants is to buy young and cheap players and when the player is mature he sell him …this is the politics…if he stays 100 years arsenal will get no single trophy..fergeson loves man u. …. wenger loves only wenger

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