Date: 19th October 2009 at 9:19am
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Arsene Wenger has blasted the travelling Birmingham fans who visited The Grove on Saturday after they sung a pretty distasteful chant in the early stages of the game.

Brum’s Liam Ridgewell steamed into a pretty hearty challenge on our own Theo Walcott that left the Englishman injured on the ground and recalling the horrific leg break Eduardo suffered at the hands (studs) of Martin Taylor, the Birmingham fans broke into a chorus of ‘There’s only one Martin Taylor’.

The Arsenal manager, who let’s face it could have complained about many other chants in the past but chooses not to, has spoken out against the song labeling it ‘atrocious’.

‘I was disappointed with the chants, it was frankly atrocious, they will not be remembered for the quality of their taste with that kind of remark. I didn’t say a word, I just thought ‘That’s low’. said Le Boss

‘Eduardo was here. I don’t know how he felt about the chants. I just put that in the ranks of stupidity – you want to forget it because there’s not a lot to say.’

Arsene Wenger’s outrage is understandable, but futile. Football fans everywhere will sing anything to get a reaction from opposing players, managers and fans, they’ll sing it even if they don’t agree with it or they themselves find it a bit distasteful, and that’s always been the case.

There’s no point in whinging about it, just remember it and extend them the common courtesy they deserve when the time comes.