Noted British journalist and media personality Piers Morgan urged Arsenal fans to take advantage of their power as fans and force extreme measures to drive Arsene Wenger out of the Emirates.
Piers Morgan was one of the several disappointed Arsenal fans as they bowed out to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. The Gunners were never in the game and the scoreline, as well as the performance, angered several Arsenal fans.
Morgan has requested the fans to boycott the club after the shambolic performance to show the officials that it’s time they move on from Arsene Wenger. Several fans showed their displeasure over the tame display by the Gunners by leaving the stadium with Morgan being one of them.
Morgan revealed his frustration towards Wenger in an epic rant to TalkSPORT. He began by noting the ignorance of the Arsenal officials. He said:
“I think you have to do something dramatic because at the moment the board is able to hide behind the fact that, whenever Arsenal fans do protest, it’s never that big a protest.
“I think the real issue for Wenger yesterday was the sheer volume of Arsenal fans who left before the end.
“I never leave before the end – I will stick it out even if we are getting hammered, if I believe the team are putting in even half an effort. Yesterday, I left 15 minutes before the end!”
Morgan on Arsenal’s campaign so far
The journalist continued his talk claiming that the French manager will never leave the club of his own accord due to the amount of money he is claiming at the moment. Morgan was critical of Arsenal’s current state as they lie sixth in the Premier League table at the moment, risking a champions league qualification place for the second year in a row. He stated:
So we are sixth in the league, we are 27 points off the top – we are 11 points behind Tottenham for Christ’s sake! That’s how bad things are!,”
Morgan did not take the Gunner’s exit in the FA Cup at the hands of Nottingham Forest too lightly and is not optimistic about the club’s chances in the Europa League after being drawn to face AC Milan in the round-of-16 fixtures.
“We’ve been dumped out of the League Cup final in humiliating fashion, we got dumped out the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest, we are about to get hammered, I would imagine, by AC Milan in the Europa League that none of us want to be in anyway.”
The journalist finished his talk with an assertive statement taking a hit at Wenger’s failures over the years. He concluded:
“I’m way beyond the stage of expecting Wenger to quit – he’s not going to quit. He earns tens of millions of pounds a year to manage failure!”
Arsenal’s struggles to get Wenger replaced has been noted for a long time, especially with the “Wenger Out” campaign which still runs to this day. The officials, however, chose to ignore the fans’ plea by awarding the manager a fresh two-year contract. With a disappointing finish in the Premier League table looming ahead, it would take a trophy in the form of the Europa League to keep Wenger at Emirates next season.