Richard Keys has aimed a dig at Arsenal fans who hounded Arsene Wenger out of the club in 2018.
Wenger is undoubtedly Arsenal’s greatest ever manager. He is the biggest reason why we are a massive brand globally, but the way he was treated by a minor yet extremely vocal section of the fan base was disgusting.
The Frenchman was asked to resign a few months before the end of the 2017/18 season. Wenger walked out with his head held high after revolutionising not just Arsenal, but English football as a whole.
Richard Keys: Arsenal fans hounded Arsene Wenger out
beIN Sports’ senior television anchor, Keys, knows Wenger and what he did to English football better than most of us. Like many fans, he wasn’t happy seeing the legendary Frenchman subjected to vile abuse by a few horrible people who unfortunately call themselves Arsenal supporters.
In the end, they won and Wenger and everyone who backed him lost. The Frenchman moved on in 2018, and Arsenal have progressively gotten worse since his departure.
After our defeat to Brentford last night, Keys reminded everyone about how badly some supporters treated Wenger – our greatest ever manager who won three FA Cups in four years before facing the sack.
Arsenal haven’t been the same since Wenger left
Everyone knew that there would be a transition period at Arsenal after Wenger’s departure, but our board were clearly not prepared for that.
Unai Emery, who is a brilliant manager but a terrible fit for Arsenal, was given the job. He did fairly well in his first season, but the identity and DNA of our football club were nowhere to be seen during his tenure.
Mikel Arteta then took over and there was a lot of hope about beautiful football returning to the carpet. That hasn’t quite happened yet and if yesterday’s performance is anything to go by, it might not happen anytime soon.