Jamie Redknapp believes the protests against Arsene Wenger during Arsenal’s win over Norwich were a “waste of time”.
A section of the Emirates voiced its frustration at the club’s lack of progress in the 12th and 78th minutes of Arsenal’s 1-0 win on Saturday.
The Gunners have gone 12 years without a Premier League title and face a battle just to finish in the top four this season, but Redknapp was not impressed by the demonstrations.
“It was a waste of time really, wasn’t it? They should save the trees rather than putting paper up like that,” Redknapp said on Saturday Night Football.
“It didn’t really work for me. Obviously there’s a section of them that are unhappy with what Arsene Wenger is doing and that’s understandable, but it was sporadic.”
After the game Wenger apologised to supporters left disillusioned by the club’s results, although the win over relegation-threatened Norwich has boosted their hopes of a top-four finish.
Arsenal sit in third place, three points clear of Manchester City, who face Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Super Sunday, and two points behind second-placed Tottenham.
Redknapp believes the club’s board must have a conversation regarding Wenger’s future at the end of the season, but predicts the manager will remain in charge if Arsenal secure Champions League qualification.
“You can see it hurts Wenger more than anybody, but they have to look at it and see where they finish at the end of the season,” he added.
“If they finish above Tottenham, which is possible, it might not be such a bitter taste in the mouths of Arsenal fans.
“They certainly have to have a discussion about it. I think the only reason when they could make a change would be if they didn’t get in the top four.
“Then the fans will want it forced, but if they finish in the top four I think we’ll be seeing the same things next year.”
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