Arsenal suffered their fourth league defeat in five games as they slipped to a devastating 3-1 defeat at West Brom.
Tony Pulis had upped the ante by laying into Arsene Wenger prior to the game, but in truth, the Frenchman didn’t need any added pressure on him as the travelling Gunners fans made their feelings known.
A ‘Wenger Out’ plane cruised the skies over the Hawthorns, but those keeping their eyes on the pitch were treated to an entertaining start, both Craig Dawson and Alexis Sanchez scoring within the opening 15 minutes.
As the hosts went in search of a goal in the second half, Pulis sent on Hal Robson-Kanu – just let that sink in – and the Welshman duly delivered.
Dawson then added a second to compile Wenger’s misery, but Arsenal’s players must take some of the blame for an abject performance.
There will no doubt be some Arsenal fans who take some consolation in the fact that this result makes it all the more likely that Wenger will go at the end of the season.
If Manchester United win tomorrow, Arsenal will be sixth in the Premier League and showing no signs of a late push for the top four.
However, Wenger himself was giving nothing away with regards to his future.
“I know what I will do in the future,” he told reporters.
“You will know soon. Very soon. You will see. But today I’m not necessarily worrying about that.”
It doesn’t look like the players want to make any effort for their manager, and they should only have to put in a few more showings like that to drive the nail into his coffin.