Arsene’s Magic is Far From Gone
Most of the members backpacking across arsenal forums are either in their late teens or early twenties and unless you have been around with the arsenal forever or had the comfort of watching some documentaries and read a few books about the history of AFC, you’ll probably be stuck with the idea that we were always a top class club and that Wenger hasn’t done anything special.
I’m one of those late arrivers at Arsenal . The first game I watched (on TV since I don’t live in England) for Arsenal was a CL game against Barca in 1999 that ended I think at 1-1 then, I was only 14 years then with a limited knowledge of Club football and I didn’t even know all those compeitions even existed, I then saw this red team with players like Bergkamp and Henry, they played the best football in the world.
Back then Arsenal were publicized as a force to be reckoned with, they were the title holders at 98 and had some of the best talents in the world and played the best football around. Back then I though Arsenal was always like that, but back then things were going fine.
Now that the going got tougher and the dry spell has went on for another year I was urged by a couple of my freinds to look at the history of Arsenal so I can realize the true bliss we’re in at the moment and what Edge Wenger has given.
I took a look at Arsenal History DVD and I was really surprised at the amount of downs we had , we even finished 17th once barely avoiding relegation, we had plenty of middle table seasons and we even had our dry spells, the biggest of which lasted 17 years …
Sure we had glorious days like in the 30s and the fifties and the late seventies but I haven’t seen any day Arsenal were as good as they were with Wenger, Sure the results might have become poor but we’ll bounce back, Knowing that with Wenger we went 8 or so seasons with a top two finish and 11 years of consecutive CL appearances, these are all achievements that should be credited for the man who made this possible : Wenger
What do you think? Are Arsenal fans simply too spoiled or has Wenger lost his magic? Share you opinions over at TheGoonerForum.