Arsenal fans march in protest against Arsene Wenger ahead of Champions League clash against Bayern Munich

'We want Wenger out' chants began as the crowd of demonstrators approached the Emirates

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Around 400 Arsenal fans gathered outside the old Highbury East Stand ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich to protest against manager Arsene Wenger, with supporters stepping up their efforts to persuade the Frenchman to leave the club.

Wenger faces the most testing two months of his 20-and-a-half-year career at Arsenal as he looks to keep the club in the Premier League's top four and qualify for the Champions League next season.

The Frenchman is also targeting the seventh FA Cup of his career, but it is very much a case of putting all his eggs in one basket, given the Gunners are effectively out of the title race.

Arsenal currently sit 16 points behind leaders Chelsea and look to be heading out of the Champions League, given the 5-1 first leg defeat in Munich.

With his contract up for renewal at the end of the season, Wenger is currently mulling over a two-year extension, but a growing number of fans are calling for his exit after a 13-year wait for a league title.


A pre-planned protest took place outside the old East Stand at Highbury, the club’s former ground, which has now been renovated into a top-of-the-range flat complex. Demonstators then marched together to The Armoury, the club’s shop outside the Emirates Stadium.

Among the supporters calling for Wenger to leave were Arsenal Fan TV regular Claude Callegari, who told The Independent that he’s grown tired of the manager's tactics.

“We want Wenger out” chants soon began as they group made their way towards the Emirates, though the protest was an entirely peaceful.

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