I have been supporting Arsenal for a very long time now. But I have to say, we seem to have many fans, a lot of whom are active on this site, who think that just because some of us choose to carry on believing in Arsene that we are somehow confused and think that he is Arsenal. That is just not the case; we are supporters who love our club and want the best for it and at the moment, the best thing for the club is Arsene Wenger and we believe he will get us out the mess we are in now. I know there will be a lot of people out there saying “You blindly follow one man” but that is not the case. Well, at least not for me.
I know we haven’t won a trophy in six years and I know that 2 of our best players left in the summer. And believe me, I too wish that Arsene had bought players earlier in the window, and the fact is that at this time we are struggling. So we have 2 choices—— curse and moan or stick by the club and take notice. I said club; that means to me the manager, the players, supporters, whoever if they are a part of Arsenal. We need to stick together and not be hurling abuses at the manager, giving stick to the players or back-biting with other supporters. There are more than enough people who don’t really care about this club already doing that, don’t you think?
Now I know some people reading this will say “We want Wenger out now and we want the board out and we want whatever”, but you need to face facts—- those things those are not going to happen. Listen, I love Arsenal and it gives me no pleasure in seeing us struggle. Add to that the media giving us stick at every opportunity and even ex players sticking the boot in. And if people think I am bloody happy we got our arses kicked at Old Trafford I’m not, or that we got beat by Blackburn I’m not, or even worse that we got beat by the Spuds I’m not, but as I have said I am not going to turn my back on the club just because times are hard. We must all believe that things will change for the better and if we don’t believe in that then what is the point? I want Arsenal to the best club side in the world; it’s maybe a pipe dream but that is what I want. So even if Arsene walks or gets sacked or we lose our next ten games or we get relegated, I will still be supporting Arsenal Football Club until I die, because it is the club that I love and nothing will ever change that.
by Paul Dean