Twitter Reacts as ‘Back Arteta. Kroenke Out’ Banner Flies Above Villa Park

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Good old Arsenal.

After all the Arsene Wenger lark, aren’t you just sick of flying banners over stadiums in a completely useless bid to get what you want? Obviously not.

Fresh off the back of their most impressive victory in, God, a bloody long time, a few masterminds opted to restore the ‘banter’ which has strongly been associated with the club in recent times by flying a ‘Back Arteta. Kroenke Out’ banner over Villa Park ahead of the Gunners’ fixture with Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

Mikel Arteta has proven himself to be a fantastic coach since he took the job in December – recently overseeing the Gunners’ progression into the FA Cup final following a 2-0 victory on Manchester City on Saturday night – and he put pressure on the Arsenal hierarchy regarding the importance of summer investment after the 2-1 win over Liverpool last Wednesday.

The impression in the Spaniard’s post-match interview, however, was that funds may be hard to come by amid the unprecedented circumstances brought about by the COVId-19 pandemic, with some Gooners opting to vent their frustration via a plane banner.

Shiver me timbers.

James Olley, meanwhile, revealed that the banner was organised by a group of fans who raised £1,700 via a Justgiving page. Of all the things to do with just under two grand, eh?

Many on Twitter, meanwhile, questioned why the second ‘K’ in ‘Kroenke is in red, with Grant providing an excellent rationale – even though he appears to be the only one outside the Banner Brigade who actually understands the message.

And here are a few more comical reactions to yet more Arsenal fan shenanigans…


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