Hi Gooners. by John Collard
Today I would like to talk to you guys and ask for your opinions about what the hell is going on. Guys I would like to make this clear before you read on, that this is me asking for your views and opinions. I do not seek an argument and those that choose then I have no time at all for. In these times we need to stick together and any view is always welcome. Arsene Wenger is a great manager (Of course) No question. Arsene Wenger is also a phenomenal businessman (Without question), and without shadow of a doubt the worlds best.
But of course this does not make the most loyal of gooners happy and soon I can see a revolution. A march was made at the ground last week end and it was very sad to see. I myself have a season ticket at Arsenal and I witnessed it myself. It was very sad to see around 2000 fans singing WE WANT OUR ARSENAL BACK. But to be fair gooners these guys that took the march were right in my opinion. I believe Wenger does care about Arsenal club in many ways but when we all see Kroenke buy a 80 million pound farm with 124000 acres of land our pill become much harder to swallow.
We are the guys that sit there at the ground and freeze our back sides off praying and cheering and hoping that our abuse by other supporters and papers will stop, like our lacklustre displays of late. We as the fans suffer and go home wounded by every away fan singing HE WOULD OF SCORED THAT HE WOULD HAVE SCORED THAT ROBIN VAN PERSIE HE WOULD OF SCORED THAT. Or even he left because your sxxt, Robin Van Persie he left because your sxxt.
What gets me with some of the fans they are very quick to just say Wenger is a rubbish manager and that’s it. To be fair, that is so ridiculous and ignorant they can’t have much knowledge of the game itself. Hey Wenger angers me at times but a rubbish manager he is not. I might not agree with some of his ways or what he does from the bench but no sorry not a rubbish manager (Rusty with age yes maybe). You don’t become a rubbish manager overnight after what he has done over the years I believe he has become greedy because of the tight fisted board at the club.
So if I have any reason why I would call for Wenger to go it would only be that. If Wenger would spend we have the right man for the job. Guys lets be fair did any of you see Lee Dixon’s comments in midweek about our men upstairs. He has said don’t blame Wenger, blame the board. Wenger has become a puppet and need to grow a pair (In my opinion) Or step down. He is or was which ever way you want to look at it has been titled the professor by the professionals of the game for a reason. And I’m sure most of us at one point worshipped the ground he walked on at the times of the 49ers.
People like Gary Neville, David Seamen, Alex Ferguson, Pep Guardiola, David Moyes, Henry and even Rafa Benitez have said he is without question one of the all time greats in the game (Why gooners) Because he is and we must accept it. Its just such a shame the profit game has gone way out of control. And to be honest the ship has sailed with most of you guys regarding policy of youth and profit as it has for me. So again we come to the cross roads gooners (What the hell can we say or do.)
Gooners tell me what must be done. Do we get another manager that will be a yes man. And what worries me is will we get a manager that is much weaker than Wenger and it goes from bad to worse for this great club. And we are gooners without question one of the greatest clubs of all time. I strongly now believe also like Nasri has stated and Van Persie don’t blame Wenger. In ways I guess we must with his stubbornness and the way he agrees with lining the boards pockets. Ok yes we are a well run club but we are doing the profit game well over board (It’s a joke). I believe we do have the right man for the job if we can get in another board member like Alisher Usmanov or David Dein on return to the club.
Guys what do you guys see happening and also tell me which way or how can we turn all this round. I’m sure there are many Wenger haters on here that have nothing more than a Wenger out quote. But I need you guys to try and look beyond the endless rants of the bad buys and the tactics of substitutions because to be fair at times or most of the time his record has been sharp (Good. Please gooners with sensible comments give me your views I don’t want a argument I would like a proper view on what you believe is knocking this great club backwards. Hey for most of you it might be Arsene and his ways or maybe you agree with me and Wenger still has it in the locker but needs a money man telling him I WANT TO SPEND.
One thing’s for sure we need to spend more than what we are. The wages could rise for the greedy players I’m sure and we could still have a well run club but I believe we need a new board member to give Wenger a kick up the Arsenal and get back to what he is just as good at (Being a manager). For me to sum it up I want the professor back and not the tight fisted man that has become a puppet for a board that don’t give a shower of shite about the fans just profit. Can Wenger ever get the glory days back (With this board and his new views I would have to say no). But enter the Russian and I believe we have the right man. In Wenger I trust (Maybe) But not all the time. Gooners thank you for reading.