It was another disappointing weekend for Arsenal fans as their club suffered their third Premier League defeat in the last five games, with a 3-2 loss away at Stoke City.
However, things soon went from bad to worse on Saturday evening as a video emerged of some fans staying late at Stoke to abuse manager Arsene Wenger as he boarded the train back to London. The clip soon went viral and has made many of Monday morning’s newspapers, portraying a negative image of Arsenal fans.
Whilst this is a vast minority of the supporters, the damage from the video is damning and the majority of supporters took to social media to condemn those guilty of this inexcusable action.
Lots of Arsenal fans who respect Wenger want change and would embrace a new manager but don’t need to abuse or boo him in public. Not good.
— Shabs (@Redbutdred) December 7, 2014
— S Samuel (@Arsenalman2011) December 7, 2014
I know it’s frustrating for fans but to boo mr wenger while he is getting on the coach is bad for our club our players and our fans
— jack stephenson (@jacktruthafc) December 7, 2014
Booing at Emirates after loss is one thing, away fans should never boo IMO. Its so sickening. Then booing Wenger on the face! DISGRACE! #AFC
— Saikat (@saikat817) December 7, 2014
Very embarrassing to see a video of #arsenal fans staying late at Stoke station just to boo Wenger. Not doing well but doesn’t deserve that!
— sam kerslake (@samkerslake29) December 7, 2014
— pasquale intrieri (@pasquale_21) December 7, 2014
I wouldn’t boo wenger myself, I have to much respect for him but I see where those fans who booed him are coming from.
— The Arsenal (@TheNo7Role) December 7, 2014
Imagine booing Wenger. No one would boo Henry. Some fans are so fickle. Arsene made the club what it is today.
— Stale Milk (@Fraudini) December 7, 2014
Whatever your stance on Wenger, you don’t boo and abuse a man that old in a train station, ashamed of some of our fans.
— Sanchez’s Dink (@_OPM4) December 7, 2014
Disgraceful. Wenger has built the club up to where it is today and still fans think it’s right to boo him personally when he is five ft away
— Arun (@Garcha_1) December 7, 2014