Arsenal fans blast chairman Sir Chips Keswick for performance at AGM

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Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick was heckled by fans and shareholders at the Gunners' annual general meeting today.

The 75-year-old has come in for some flack for supposedly avoiding some questions and flat-out refusing to answer others. He has also been accused of being patronising and rude.

Keswick, who became chairman in 2013, has come in for criticism on social media, with some Arsenal fans calling for him to step down after his display at the AGM.


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Before the event, fans were angered by the decision to pay majority shareholder Stan Kroenke £3 million and Mirror chief football writer John Cross believes his 'awfully patronising response' to the issue has only made more of the subject.

Another cause for concern for Arsenal fans will be his dismissal over questions surrounding their current Champions League plight.

When asked about their 'embarrassing' form in Europe's elite competition, his response was: "I’m not answering that, it’s just noise.”

Well, it is hardly 'just noise' for fans who are extremely worried about their side's prospects heading into a must-win fixture with German giants Bayern Munich.

Astonishingly Keswick also accused someone of 'ageism'.


The AGM may have left a sour taste in the mouth of many Arsenal fans and shareholders, but another good result for Arsene Wenger, who came out of the meeting well, and his side could go some way to dispelling the discontent.

The Gunners currently sit second in the Premier League table and a victory away at Watford will only strengthen their position as we creep towards the festive period.

A first title since 2004 would be a good way to end any growing frustrations the Arsenal supporters have with Mr. Keswick, or at least put them on the backburner for the time being.

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