After trawling the web for a while and reading a few comments , it got me thinking into how our current position seems to be all down to Arsene’s fault. People go on about how Arsene Wenger is not Arsenal F.C and that there was an Arsenal before and will be one after he leaves us. Yet, everything seems down to him. Every problem that the club faces is the responsibility of Arsene Wenger?
So, it was Arsene’s fault that Flamini’s contract expired, that Jens and Gilberto got old, that Alex Hleb is a poxy cunt and Adebayor loves money?
Everyone was complaining last season about how useless Gilberto and Jens were and most Arsenal fans seemed more than happy to say goodbye to Flammers after he announced his intention of buying out his contract towards the end of 06/07. And after Hleb’s majestical, what, three goals last season it is suddenly a crisis after they’ve all left? Admittedly, that’s a blow to our depth but all have been aptly replaced or will be soon. Not to mention that Ramsey, Wileshire and Vela have been added as cover and Djourou is back from loan and to full fitness.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a part of the “Wenger knows brigade”and I have been fairly crticial of him on more than a few occasions but I honestly don’t know how everything falls down to Arsene. The only thing he was guilty of last season, was that he possibly should’ve dipped into the market for additional cover. Still, we could’ve won the Champions League had it not been for shit refereeing. The Premier League was not out of our grasps either, but it’s Arsene’s fault that Tomas just cannot seem to recover, that Adebayor’s goals had dried up, Hleb suffered from unproductivity, Kolo had to go off to the African Cup of Nations and Gallas had lost all interest in everything. These players, who had been superb for the beggining of the season, just seemed to bottle it.
Yes, with the money they get paid these things should not be coming from either manager or players, but shit happens in football. Our jobs as fans is to continue supporting the team to the best of our abilities. Some fans talk about boycotting games and merchandise and then complain about lack of spending. They want us to spend our money on an overrated, flashy young player like Giovanni Dos Santos and will then no doubt, whinge about inexperience.
You can talk about trophiless seasons, but in recent years, I can only think of one bad season that was due to Arsene’s fault.
05/06 saw our talisman leave and senior players let us down. Bobby, Freddie and Gilberto were all superb the season before, let us down tremendously. Jose missed his mummy and we had a cursed Left Back spot. We pipped the scum to fourth and missed out on the Champions League trophy due to an offside goal. Arsene’s fault?
Last season, after a tremendous amount of doubt being placed in the ability of the team, we were four point of the league and astounded people all over the world with our football, were declared the richest team in the world and generally cemented our position as a world power again. We were unlucky not to win the league, just as Chelsea were to miss out on the Champions League Final. One mistaken penalty and they sack the manager. Do you want to resort to their level? We surely have more class as a club than that.
I honestly thought after he proved every single critic wrong last season, that he would be given a confidence boost, support from the fans, but all I hear is a lot of moaners and whingers.
He proved everyone wrong last season, surely he deserves the chance to build on that? Get a team to go the extra mile, get those five extra point that would win us the league.
People want success? Well then go on, go support a team who have been more successful than us. The only team in fact – United. There has been only one club more succesful than us since the league started, yet people still complain. It baffles me.
Before the Twente game, I thought that Arsene was wasting his time on a holding midfielder. I thought Denilson could slot into that role, and revel in it as the season goes on, and that a top quality center back was in need.
I was proven wrong, as our midfield was invisible with Denilson being easily outmuscled. Whereas Djourou, who admittedly started the game slightly shaky, grew into the role and looked like the tall, commanding voice we need and Gallas the experienced head.
All I’m asking people, is that you give him a chance to build the team he believes is capable of winning the league and to think before attaching any blame.
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