Echoes of ‘Wenger out’ reach Eden Gardens
The Eden Gardens was a cauldron heaving and throbbing like Wembley.
Updated - Apr 24, 2017 2:00 am
The hashtag named ‘Wenger Out’ has been trending on social media lately for the ouster of Arsene Wenger, who has been an iconic manager for the Premier League Giants Arsenal for ages. In the wake of lack of trophies in the Arsenal cabinet for a decade and a half now, the ardent Arsenal fans, also known as Gooners, have demanded the resignation of this legendary manager in spite of his longevity in service for the club.
The echoes of ‘Wenger Out’ has traversed across the World Snooker Championship to the NBA playoffs, Wrestlemania in the USA and finally reached its way into the football frenzied city of Kolkata, where the Knight Riders were hosting the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a festive atmosphere.
As many as 68,000 people joined in for the classic encounter between the two giants of IPL cricket. One of the Gooners amongst the masses held a banner asking for the resignation of the manager with the popular hashtag.
Former English batsman Mark Butcher was quick to post a picture displaying the banner and captioned it by saying, “Huge night here at Eden Gardens, 70k expected for @KKRiders v @RCBTweets – but even here, some things are more important.. @piersmorgan #IPL”.
— mark butcher (@markbutcher72) April 23, 2017
The outrage among the highly loyal Arsenal fans came in the aftermath of their dreadful season in the Premier League. Arsene Wenger is accused of implementing monotonous strategies in both matches and auctions.
Even though Arsenal won their match against Manchester City tonight, the Gooners couldn’t care less about it as they directed at the fact that his time at Wembley was up and there were even slogans of ‘thank you’ during the match.
Despite the global pressure on the Arsenal Board to remove Wenger, it is highly unlikely that he would be sacked by the management as he recently signed a two-year contract to stay with the club.