Dear Alexis Sanchez, by Mike Red
I am just one fan who loves Arsenal but I am sure what I say is also felt by more than a handful of true Arsenal fans. I have been an Arsenal supporter for 48 years, as was my father and grandfather before me and my children and grandchildren after me.
Now you can obviously see that us Gooners appreciate your efforts when we cheer you at every game, but it is not that easy for us to apologise to you in the middle of sixty thousand people which is the reason for this letter.
So here we go,
We are sorry that your winning mentality is not shared by anyone off the pitch.
We are sorry that you are the only one with passion and determination on the pitch
We are sorry that the priority at Arsenal is to make lots of money for a greedy owner instead of making sporting history by winning trophies
We are sorry that you have been left alone to run everywhere challenge for every ball and score every goal.
We are sorry that the person sitting on the bench has no idea how to manage a football team which leads to embarrassing results.
We are sorry that our chief exec can’t buy a world class player, even though this might be because he is a man city supporter and not a Gooner
We are sorry that we have players who run around like headless chickens and still get over 100k while you work ten times harder for a similar reward.
So even though this apology should be coming from the guys in suits making a killing off us fans, we apologise for letting you down on every level.
Just know, that whatever your decision is at the end of this season, it has been a privilege to see you wearing the Arsenal red and white shirt and we will always cherish the moments of brilliance you have given us.