Arsenal protest group to march against ‘complacent’ board

Supporters organisation Where Has Our Arsenal Gone? have planned the demonstration to run before the Gunners' home match against Swansea on December 1 after seven trophyless years
An Arsenal fan group, Where Has Our Arsenal Gone? are planning a demonstration before the Gunners' clash with Swansea City on December 1, against perceived a lack of action from the club's board.

Supporters will demand that minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov be given a seat on the board and a change Arsenal’s ticketing policy which sees them offer the most expensive season ticket in the country at £1,955.

Other issues to be raised include player wages and contracts, while are also set to demand to know who decides which players are brought into the club.

“We’ve been sold the future for five years now, that tomorrow we’ll arrive at the promised land,” group spokesperson Marc Harold told The London Evening Standard.

“We aren’t labelling it as a protest march, although we are demanding changes at boardroom level. The board has lost focus, is complacent and insular, feeling all is rosy at Arsenal when it most certainly isn’t.

“We have done this before [in May 2011] and the turnout was a few hundred. I’d safely say that number will be quite a bit bigger this time.”

A tense club AGM was held last month that saw manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis grilled on the club's matchday pricing and lack of success on the pitch.