Before i start i would like to make a few things clear.
I’m not a member of the Arsene knows brigade or not one of them football manager fans who wants us to sign players like Messi. I’m just the average Joe Arsenal fan who has supported them for over 30 years and seen the highs and lows.
We cant really moan about the way things are at the club,when you think about it we have had some fantastic years under Wenger who has made all of our dreams come true. Unbeaten champions, Doubles and so many memorably nights beating the best teams in Europe.
When I was a kid Arsenal were not an attractive team to watch or support. I started to watch the gunners for the same reason as many, I was born into a family of gooners and it rubbed of onto me, And even if I wanted to I could never stop loving the team that means so much to me.
I now look at the current times at Arsenal and see some worrying signals. And if I am completely honest its all down to 1 or 2 things.
Lack of serious investment and the manager being stubborn and sticking to his values that have not worked for a number of years.
I’m old enough to know that in football you get baron years , It happens to all the best team.Man Utd, Liverpool etc. But the difference with them teams is that they were prepared to go out and sign world class players to fix it and try and get back to winning ways and titles.I dont see us doing that. We are trying to fix our problems on the cheap and with kids.
For me Arsene Wenger has been the greatest manager in the clubs history, and we should all stand up and acknowledge his work. But he is not a god, He can make mistake and for me he has made far to many recently. The problem is that Wenger lives in his own world and will never accept that he was wrong. Don’t get me wrong I love the man but he is really frustrating me by his lack of spending and by sticking with players who are clearly not good enough.
Even his tactics are confusing me, We seem to be playing without wide players and wingers. For the last few games with have played with, Daiby, Song, Cesc, Denilson. Thats 4 central midfielders? What happend to the Arsenal of old with wingers like Overmars, Pires amd Lungberg?
I know this is not going to be the voice of all gooners, But I’m sure there are many for feel the same as I do.
In the mail today they have an EXCLUSIVE: Board clear Arsenal manager Wenger to splash out in January
I pray to god that this is true and I beg you Arsene to go out and sign the best.
This is a huge transfer window coming up, Not only for Arsenal FC but for the manager Arsene Wenger. He needs to show the fans that we can trust him. That he still has the fire to win things. That we can still be a team that can win titles. He need to spend and spend big on real players who can do a job for today and not in 2012.
If he doesn’t do it then its clear for me that we have become nothing more then a farm and a club that is happy with finishing 3rd or 4th each season with champions league football.
The club and the manager might be happy with that, But for players like Cesc and for fans like me that’s not the Arsenal way.