Aaron Ramsey was 'shocked' after seeing the Arsene Wenger banner

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Much has been made of the controversial banner held up by an Arsenal fan during their victory against Hull in the FA Cup.

It read: “Arsene, thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye,” in a protest against the Frenchman's time in charge of club.

The Gunners have stuttered in recent weeks and trail league leaders Leicester by eight points as they go in search of their first Premier League title since 2004.


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Since that league triumph 12 years ago, Wenger has led his side to just three FA Cup wins and Gooners are adamant that, if he fails to end the league title drought this campaign, he must leave.

The fan behind the banner said: "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," he told The Sun.

"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.”

But Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has revealed his “shock” at seeing the banner last week.

"It shocked me. I didn't see the banner at the time because I was injured and went straight down the tunnel,” the Welsh midfielder told The Sun on Sunday, as per Sky Sports.

"The lads weren't talking about it because the same sentiments have been expressed before, but to think that an Arsenal fan has taken the trouble to bring that to a game does shock me.

"You see the amount of managers who get sacked these days - a few bad results and they're under pressure.

“But Arsene Wenger has handled it before and come out of it and I'm sure he'll do so again,” he concluded.

Despite the insistence from some fans that Wenger should leave the Emirates, the club are still realistically capable of achieving a domestic double this season.

They host Watford in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and can still catch Leicester with nine matches remaining in the league.

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