Sports News of Sun, 3 Sep 201710
'Wenger Out' banners pop up at Ghana vs Congo clash
The call by Arsenal fans around the world for Arsene Wenger to bring his 21-year reign to an end received another boost on Friday as some Arsenal fans in Ghana used the match between Black Stars and Congo to make known their displeasure with Wenger’s performance.
Banners calling for the exit of the French gaffer were spotted at the Baba Yara Stadium when a resilient Congolese side frustrated Ghana to pick a point from the game.
The banners had inscriptions like “Wenger Out”, “WingerOut”, Wenger at Arsenal, Avram at Ghana equal 2 failure, Wenger Out” ….
The popularity of the WengerOut brigade has surged in the past one year with Arsenal fans around the world pouncing on the slightest opportunity to register their grievances.
Wenger Out banners were spotted at the World Cup qualifier between New Zealand and Fiji in April. The banners were also held up when Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was delivering his speech in May this year.
In South Africa, the Wenger Out banners were held up during a match against President Jacob Zuma.
The clamor for Wenger’s exit has become louder with the Gunners’ poor start to the 2017/2018 league season that has seen the club accrued 3 points out of a possible 9 including a 4-nil humiliation at the hands of Liverpool.
Meanwhile, the 1-1 draw between the Black Stars and Congo seemed to have crushed the country’s hopes of making it to Russia 2018 with captain Asamoah Gyan asserting that “only a miracle can take us to Russia”.
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