Arsene Wenger unaware of Barcelona interest in Hector Bellerin

Jonny Evans

The Luther star's comments came as he spoke of his latest project, which will see him take over BBC Three to showcase young talent in United Kingdom music, sport and film. Our job is to do as well as we can until the end of the season.

However a certain fan would not want to see Wenger, comparing the manager's reign at Arsenal to Mugabe's 36-year reign over impoverished Zimbabwe in a video that has gone viral online.

He took the English league by storm and won it in just his second season in charge.

That being said, with a little more than six years remaining on his Gunners contract, the Blaugrana may find it nigh impossible to convince Arsenal a sale is the right option, safe in the knowledge the player is tied to their future for some time.

Arsenal sit fifth in the table ahead of their trip to The Hawthorns and Wenger now faces a fight to maintain his record of always finishing in the top four in each of the 20 full seasons he has been at the helm.

Arsenal are now five points off fourth-placed Liverpool with two games in hand on the Reds. You can never afford to lose anyway but it's a tough game.

"You look at the team who are going to in the league, Chelsea, they've got a world-class goalkeeper, top defenders, an unbelievable midfielder in N'Golo Kante, then Eden Hazard and Diego Costa who they can rely on for goals".

Fan protest against Wenger has reached new heights recently, especially after Arsenal exited the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the seventh straight year.

A section of Arsenal supporters staged protests calling for Wenger, who is out of contract at the end of the season, to leave prior to home games against Bayern in the Champions League and Lincoln City in the FA Cup last weekend.