Arsenal fans roll out revised 'Wenger Out' banner

The anti-Wenger contingent attempted to intensify their 'Wenger Out' campaign this weekend

Arsenal fans roll out revised 'Wenger Out' banner

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The 'Wenger Out' campaign jumped up a notch on Saturday afternoon, as Arsenal took on Stoke in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger's position at the London club has divided the Arsenal fanbase, and the opposition rolled out their 'Wenger Out' banner again this weekend to communicate their lack of confidence in the manager.

But the sign that was seen trailing behind a small airplane above the bet365 stadium carried a few extra words to emphasise their position.

It's clear there is a cohort of Arsenal fans that are demanding for Wenger's departure, but given the composure that the Frenchman has shown in the face of opposition throughout the season, he won't be fazed by this latest stunt.

Arsenal have started the game brightly, and have taken a 1-0 half-time lead through Olivier Giroud's tap-in.

It's a deserved lead for the visitors, with Alexis Sanchez and Nacho Monreal both getting chances to break the deadlock earlier in the game.

Sanchez was the first to go in search of a goal inside the opening five minutes, but his tentative move into the Stoke area to connect with a pass came to nothing as the offside flag was raised.

Monreal found himself in a strong position to steal an unlikely goal later in the first half, but his header at the post came back off the woodwork.

Meanwhile, Arnautovic's excellent free-kick came to scoring for Stoke, but the shot just skimmed over the upright.