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Those Who Sponsored Wenger Banners Against West Brom Revealed

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A group of Arsenal supporters in Hong Kong, have been revealed as those behind a pro-Arsene Wenger banner, which was flown over The Hawthorns on Saturday.
Two banners were displayed above the stadium, during the Gunners’ 3-1 loss to West Brom.

The first banner was paid for by a Crowdfunding campaign of ‘Wenger Out’ supporters.

Simon Moores, a pilot for Airads, the company who flew the banners over the Hawthorns on Saturday, explained to Goal what ‘aerial marketing’ entails.

“The Hong Kong group [behind the #RespectAW banner] wanted people to know it was from Hong Kong,” said Moores.

“It’s a huge challenge dealing with fans from crowdsourcing operations because they don’t live in the same world that perhaps I do in terms of always necessarily understanding the risks and the weather. The expectations are always too high and also trying to get the funding together can be difficult.

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“What happened on Friday was that both sides exercised an option under the terms and conditions to have me go down there and wait to see if there was a gap. The headwind when I took off was horrendous. At one point I was doing 64 knots – it took two hours to go to Birmingham [from Kent] and only 70 minutes for me to get back.”


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