‘We’ll be happy when you die’ – Arsenal fans to Wenger
The song was sung as part of the protests against Wenger’s management of the club which fell flat at the Emirates this weekend.
Arsenal fans have been filmed singing: “Arsene Wenger, we’ll be happy when you die in May”
The disgusting chant was heard during Saturday’s fan protest against the reign of the Frenchman as manager of the club.
Supporters held up ‘Time For Change’ signs before, during and after the match, but their protests fell flat when the majority of fans sang Wenger’s name.
But a small group of fans were caught on camera singing a vulgar song.
It went: “Au revoir, Arsene Wenger , we’ll be happy when you die in May.”
Fans call for change
A fan shows his support for Arsene Wenger
A fan displays his love for his manager
The fans were filmed standing in front of the banner that read: “Thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye.”
After the 1-0 win over Norwich on Saturday, Wenger apologised to supporters and revealed that he reckoned fans were displaying more “disappointed love than aggression” after another trophyless season.
He admitted his hurt feelings at the protests – and feared they would be worse. It was more than belated PR speak. It was public couple counselling with only the whispered tones of agony aunt Claire Rayner missing.
“I give my best for this club,” he said. “You don’t spend 19 years at a club – like Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 – without (giving) every minute of your time, you give your whole life for that and try to do as well as possible. One target is to keep 100 per cent of people happy. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do that this season.”
Wenger, who arrived at Highbury in 1996, was told he could yet reach 26 years. “No, no, never,” he smiled. “Don’t worry.”