Arsenal fans have a rather complex relationship with their club’s legendary manager Arsene Wenger these days.
On one hand, he’s managed the club in more than 1,000 games over his 19-year tenure, winning three Premier League titles, five FA Cups and guiding Arsenal to a top-four finish in the league every year he’s been in charge. He was the creator and conductor of the only modern-day team to finish a league season undefeated, in 2003-04.
But on the other hand, Arsenal haven’t finished above third place since the 2004-05 season, leading some fans to believe he’s “taken the club as far as he can.” The #WengerOut hashtag burns like a poorly built campfire when the team is winning, and a raging five-alarm blaze inside an abandoned log cabin.
So, really, it comes as no surprise that following Saturday’s 3-2 loss away to Stoke City, Wenger was taken another round of abuse from Arsenal fans.
What is a bit more surprising, perhaps, is that in an age where so many Internet-goers have “hot sports/life takes” every minute of every day, someone had the guts to shout their abuse at Wenger to his face — or the back of his head, at least (below video) — rather than through a computer or smartphone.
WARNING: Some NSFW language in background
How do you feel about Arsenal fans — or fans of any club — giving their players or manager abuse, telling them to “leave the club,” or “get out while you still can?” More specifically, do Wenger and his team deserve the harsh criticism and treatment?