David Beckham has slammed “disgraceful” Arsenal fans calling for Arsene Wenger to resign as disrespectful attention-seekers.
The ex-England and Man United icon commented on a photo on Instagram showing Gunners holding a banner calling for the Emirates boss to leave. Becks wrote alongside the snap: “Disgraceful… no respect attention seekers.” More after the cut…
A link to the account proves it is the footballer himself, who has more than 20million followers.
The banner in the photo on account arsenal_worldwide read: “Arsene, thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye.”
Frenchman Wenger has come under fire from fans for failing to mount a serious challenge for the league this season. And yesterday he gave up his two-year hold on the FA Cup with a 2-1 defeat at home to Watford. A defiant Wenger then insisted calls for him to quit were a “farce”. But Hornets keeper Heurelho Gomes twisted the knife by insisting Wenger is leading a “small team that don’t look like winning a title”.
One supporters group have claimed even beating Barcelona in Wednesday’s second-leg Champions League clash would be just “papering over the cracks” of Wenger’s tenure. Jack Flannigan, 18, from Dorset, who has run the account since November 2013, agreed that the fans in the photo were “disrespectful” to the boss of almost 20 years.
He said: “Wenger deserves to choose his destiny but he can’t take the club further than he already has done. “He should stand down at the end of the season, but at the same time he deserves all the respect and praise for what he’s done for Arsenal.”
Becks’ comment came as bookies revealed Wenger is just 6-4 to leave the club in the summer.