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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Fans group want rid of Wenger

A large majority of travelling supporters at the AMEX Stadium on Sundaychanted
A large majority of travelling supporters at the AMEX Stadium on Sundaychanted "we want Wenger out"

Support for Arsene Wenger from the Arsenal fanbase appears to be waning after 88 per cent of a prominent supporters group voted in favour of his contract being terminated at the end of the season. 

The Arsenal Supporters' Trust canvassed their 1,000 members ahead of their annual general meeting on Monday night, with those who responded overwhelmingly calling for the Frenchman's 21-year tenure to come to a close.

The Gunners lost a fourth game in a row following a 2-1 defeat at Brighton on Sunday which leaves Wenger's side 13 points off the top-four.

A large majority of travelling supporters at the AMEX Stadium chanted "we want Wenger out", with the club 33 points adrift of runaway leaders City and closer to the foot of the Premier League table than the summit.

The only remaining hope for silverware, and a return to the Champions League, is to win the Europa League with Arsenal's first leg of their round of 16 clash against AC Milan taking place in the San Siro tomorrow.

Ahead of that game, the Arsenal Supporters' Trust (AST) held their annual general meeting.

And, following a run of eight defeats in 13 games, the majority of respondents to a members' survey were clear what they wanted to see - an end to Wenger's reign at the club.

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