Arsenal fan behind 'Arsene Wenger out' banner speaks out

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The fan behind the controversial 'Arsene Wenger out' banner unfurled during Arsenal's recent FA Cup win against Hull has finally spoken out.

The Gunners strolled to a 4-0 win over Hull to claim a spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals, however the season is in danger of being one of ultimate disappointment for Arsene Wenger's side. They trail Premier League leaders Leicester by eight points with nine games to go, while they are 2-0 down in their Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona.

The FA Cup seems the north London club's most likely chance of silverware once again, but the Arsenal fan who revealed the banner, who goes by the name 'DT', says another season of winning the cup isn't good enough.

He said in an interview with the Sun: "Too many people are accepting mediocrity. If we win the FA Cup, that will let him off for another year. I don’t hate Wenger but he is tarnishing his own legacy.

"The fans do have a voice. We won’t accept what is going on at our club. We don’t have an agenda against Arsenal. We just want what is best for the club."

Arsene Wenger was forced to respond to the banner in his post-match press conference and described the speculation over his job as 'boring', while Arsenal legend Ian Wright was fiercely critical of what he perceived as a lack of support for the club at a crucial time of the season.

"If I was a player and went over and saw that... yes, we've had a couple of bad results against Man United and Swansea but it's not over by any stretch of the imagination, the league," he told BT Sport.


"Hopefully with a bit more confidence the boys will get going again. But a 4-0 win tonight and you've got that sign I'm really disappointed to see that."

But DT insisted he took the decision to display the banner seriously, and says he had support from other Arsenal fans who want Wenger out.

"It was not as though we displayed it after a defeat," he said. "No one disagreed with the banner and we had people applauding us and asking to hold on to it. The contrast from a year ago is massive."

DT also revealed in the interview that he planned to unfurl the banner during the recent north London derby against Tottenham, but didn't want to give Arsenal's rivals the satisfaction of pushing the club into crisis.

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