Today has seen a really shameful episode in the life of Arsenal football club.
Am I talking about Arsenal’s failure to spend the money they got from the transfers of Robin and Alex?
Am I talking about Arsenal’s failure to indulge in the last minute spending spree they did last year?
The shame has been the horrible nasty and sometimes violent whinging, complaining, shouting, and general hate that has been aimed at Arsenal Wenger and the club today by people who call themselves fans.
I’m not going to copy some of the disgusting stuff I’ve seen today, especially this evening, but I have been truly sickened today.
Let’s get one thing straight:
- YOU ARE NOT AN EXPERT!
There is one person managing Arsenal, who has a strategy, plans, tactics, and a complete understanding of the team, how he wants it to play, and what each player is capable of.
He has FAR MORE knowledge, information and experience than YOU!
What is it that makes you feel it’s okay to be so abusive to the manager of our club?
It’s fine to have an opinion on who you’d like at the club, or wouldn’t like, and it’s fine to have an opinion of how they’ll do, but it’s not okay to be abusive.
It’s also not okay to be so angry about it. I’ve seen people claiming they’ve been ‘duped’ and ‘lied to’! No you haven’t. I’m pretty sure when Wenger says he’s been ‘active’ in the transfer market, that he’s been doing his damndest to bring in more players and indeed players he values. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to bring in just any old player, just because it’s possible. He wants the right players at the right price, and he’s got EVERY RIGHT to want that.
We all know that by now, he’s repeated it often enough. He hasn’t lied. He manages the team – please try to remember It’s NOT YOUR choice!
The level of hatred, bitterness and anger around at the moment is disgusting. Some people saying it’s not just this transfer window, but a buildup of years of not competing. I’d say we competed pretty well. We’re not splashing the cash the way City have done, no. But don’t tell me we’re a failure as a club – there are at least 90 other clubs in the league who are desperate to finish where we finished.
Of course ‘just’ being in the Champions League isn’t ‘enough’ – it’s not enough when we want trophies. Wanting trophies is one thing – expecting them as if it’s a right, and being angry when you don’t get them, is something different. It’s pathetic, entitled behaviour.
That’s all I have to say, except this: If you think Arsenal owe you trophies, please unfollow me now and never talk to me again.