Battle of the Arsene Wenger banners: Arsenal fans fly rival planes over the Hawthorns

Callum Davis
Arsenal fans fly an anti-Arsene Wenger banner over the Hawthorns  - EPA 

For more than half an hour of Arsenal's match against West Brom at the Hawthorns, most fans had their eyes trained on the skies rather than on the pitch.

In the latest in a long line of protests calling for Arsene Wenger to resign, disgruntled Arsenal fans flew a banner over the Hawthorns demanding the long serving manager is not offered a new contract.

The banner read: 'No contract. #WengerOut,' and was met with jeers from the West Brom home support.

A rival plane supporting Arsene Wenger is flown over the Hawthorns  Credit: REX
A plane is seen flying over the stadium dispalying a message about Arsene Wenger Credit: Getty iMages 

In farcical scenes a second plane was then flown over the stadium with a rival banner reading "In Arsene We Trust. #RespectAW."

This is not the first time Arsenal fans have decided to protest Arsene Wenger's tenure with a banner.

Arsenal fans call for Arsene Wenger to leave the club Credit: Reuters 

Earlier this year Gary Neville was caught up in a bizarre fan backlash after calling a member of Arsenal Fan TV 'an idiot' for holding a 'Wenger Out' banner during Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.

"He’s a an idiot that guy," Neville said during commentary. "Arsene Wenger doesn’t deserve that, obviously the Arsenal fans are disappointed, but to pre-empt by bring a banner into the ground, it’s a joke."

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