Posted on April 20, 2016 by ADMIN

Are we surprised Arsenal fans are boycotting the West Brom game?

Arsenal put tickets on global sale for WBA game‏ by KM

Well, well! A happy good day to you all beautiful Arsenal fans around the globe! Do you have your WBA ticket prepared? If not, don’t worry they are on general sale as the Guardian reports! It’s extremely interesting that this has happened, because usually getting a game for the arsenal is a tough ask. I once booked a ticket and a hotel to London and realised I’d only have a ticket 2 days before the game, even though I paid for it 6 months earlier.

But this simply reflects the state the club is in. Shambles is one word that comes to mind that can describe the mess we are in. There are also reports that Sanchez and Ozil will wait on confirmation from Wenger that quality will be signed before they commit, oh and that we’d also make the Champions league of course.

But back to the Emirates, you cannot tell me that 3000 tickets are being sold like that, because people have so much work and cannot see the Arsenal! If that game was deciding the title, would the club be selling tickets like that? And make no mistake quite a few season holders won’t bother making the game either, as it will be another painful one that will be anything but easy! Even the fact that City slipped against Newcastle means that we are having it easier than we should, but we will still be put up with a fight from Albion on Thursday!

I cannot really blame anyone who would miss the game. I’m not watching recent games too, because it just hurts to watch the Arsenal shirt move without any purpose, with players playing more for their salaries rather than anything else, and the club being ran by ultra rich people who are there to only get richer without any real interest in the club.

The players, the manager and the board show no passion, why should the fans be excited about this, when we are playing for 4th spot again. We’ve seen this movie. But the best thing that’s happened about the situation is realisation. People have come to their senses and unow nderstand that the way Arsenal is ran it’s gradually moving in a downward spiral direction. It’s not a straight drop off a cliff, but rather taking the slow curved path around the mountain until we reach bottom.

This is years of hurt and false promises, excuses, humiliation and lies. We were supposed to break the financial shackles and strengthen, but even when the other clubs fell down to our level, we decided to keep a nice gap of at least 10 points off top, just to make sure no pressure hits us, because we can’t handle it.

The fact Wenger keeps speaking of how we should “stay together” means he feels the turnaround in support. He’s always had endless support and power and that’s why he always blamed it on other reasons than himself. With the support of the fans, he was allowed anything, and with that money-sucking owner it got worse.

But the empty seats are a huge warning sign. If the big figures at Arsenal keep their eyes closed again, the backlash will only get bigger. Arsenal at least was exciting to watch 5 years ago. True we couldn’t beat the big teams, but we would’ve hammered Palace 4:0 in a game like Sundays back in the day. Today there is no real excitement in watching the Arsenal. The Arsene way hasn’t been that pretty since 2012 in my opinion and 12 years is a long time.

Silence sometimes speaks more than a thousand words, and having the Emirates emptier is only
increasing the gigantic question marks over the people who are in charge of Arsenal FC. And it doesn’t mean fans don’t support Arsenal, it’s just the normal human reaction to when you are being so badly abused by rich people, whose only desire to get richer come on the back of what we all love.

The apathy around the club is the worst it’s been since I am following Arsenal. My plea to all of the Arsenal fans is to feel free to express yourselves. No organisation would work if everyones opinion was directly placed into action, but I feel for far too long Arsene had everything in his hands and it’s time he is stripped off some of his power.

I will finish with the news that a lot of fans went on to jeer and abuse Arsene after the Palace game. Now before you blame those people, think of what they sacrifice each time to see the club and the way it’s being handled by Arsene. Disrespecting other people is weak, but what respect has Arsene or the board shown us? With the ticket prices perhaps? Or with comments slashing fans opinions in a swift second and the continuous lies and denial about our situation.

The fact Arsene is not that popular among fans anymore is the fact he decided not to leave when he should. Now he face the consequences of what he brought upon himself. If it’s boos, banners or not going to the game at all work, then I am all up for it. We need a reaction and we have to spark it in whatever way works. The WBA game will be another example of how we feel.

Will our concerns be addressed? I doubt it. After 12 years of experience I’ve learned that Arsenal, like politics, cannot be trusted on words.

Enjoy your day.

Konstantin

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17 thoughts on “Are we surprised Arsenal fans are boycotting the West Brom game?

  1. Sam, need a striker

    OT:
    Wenger press-conference:
    “I hope in the next years Arsenal will always play in the top three and hopefully people won’t get disenchanted and have to agree with less”
    This is very annoying now, what did he mean by that? …

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    1. RedLondon

      Anything but 1st place, because winning the title means no more excuses to spend on top players

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  2. Bolly from Borehamwood

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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  3. Wayne Barker

    I said this back in Aug 2012, van persie leaving was a big blow and us not signing any player to replace him was horrible. But then I was abused and said Giroud> RVP.

    Arsenal fans are the most delusional and we have to admit that. We just laugh at United, Chelsea, Liverpool but we fail to understand all of them may be crap now but when they dominated they dominated the league in a big fashion. Now even Spurs are playing much much better football and are 2nd.

    I AM GLAD THE FANS ARE at last understanding that Arsenal FC is a joke club, run by Jokers and making fools of fans.

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    1. Sam, need a striker

      “I AM GLAD THE FANS ARE at last understanding that Arsenal FC is a joke club, run by Jokers and making fools of fans.”
      Wait for the next win and the mood with change in Wenger favour …

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      1. Arsenal007

        The truth is that:
        No TRUE Arsenal Fan would want the team to fail under any circumstance.
        Of course, if Arsenal wins a match, we will rejoice. But that doesn’t mean we are happy with the direction the club has been going.
        I still believe the team needs changes…from top to bottom.

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  4. TR7

    divided delusioned fans will always get what wev bn getting.,hurt,hurt,hurt..cary a baner,other fans complain, boycot a match,others buy the tickets,othr fans make their voices heard in matches, we remain quiet. LC/Spuds win the league, we r 5/6th..dservd

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  5. Kempinski

    Even if we’re going to win against WBA then what??? A trophy???watching arsenal nowdays is stressful and i wld rather occupy myself with something else…why shd you want to qualify for CL that instead of being a source of joy has been a painful humiliation for over two decades(rem olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb this season). We are the club known for ‘NEXT SEASON’ that never comes to be!!!

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  6. Arsenal_Girl

    Arsenal, City, Chelsea, Man Utd are all very close to being excellent teams.
    However, only one is not guaranteed to getting all the necessary players needed

    United for example need a top CF and top winger (like us). They are more likely to get one than us.

    We will most likely keep faith in Theo, Ox, Giroud, Welbeck, Campbell, iwobi. Maybe we will bring in Akpom

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    1. Big Gun

      This has been our problem. When Giroud joined, he was as good as he was going to get. Many of us saw this from word go, yet Wenger somehow sees him on a different level. Giroud is nowhere near capable of scoring enough goals to win us the league, even with the best AM in the world behind him. 4 seasons later and Wenger still thinks Giroud is the answer.

      Then we have Walcott. All the potential in the world to become an extremely lethal striker, but he is another player that will just not get any better. He is 27 already. Sell him while we still can. One good performance in every 6 games is not good enough. Chamberlain in the same boat as Walcott. Yes he is still young but Arsenal just cannot afford too much any more on players with potential.

      The only strikers right now with potential are Campbell and Iwobi. But other than that Arsenal need some top talent to bolster out strike force. Just look at the top goal scorers this season. Giroud is lying 8th, and our team is lying fourth. Even Jerman Defoe has more goals than him! You cannot argue that Giroud hasn’t had decent service, because you will find Ozil is leading the pack in chances created.

      NEW STRIKERS WENGER OR ELSE BRING IN A MANAGER THAT WILL

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  7. Ozzy AFC

    Its Not really as simple as everyone thinks Wenger has done really collosal things at the club and should rightly be feted as one of our greatest managers, HOWEVER over the last three or four years his persona and his ability have declined rapidly yet he still belives that he is right and and the whole of the rest of the footballing world are wrong, last summer even the hated and loathed Adrian Durham stated that all Wenger needed was three key players to turn the squad into the PL winning side it should be, that was a keeper, a CDM and a world class striker.
    what did we get? Cech was an excellent aquisition but where was the real effort for the other two players? Wenger truly belives in his now deluded philosiphy that he is right and he will win the day …one day and heres were the real problem lays …..the baord are quiet happy to let him roll along with his attitude and philosiphy all the time the club is making money and not spending too muchyes we brought in Ozil but that deal was not as expensive as the club would have you believe and Sanchez again but inbetween these buys was a year where we brought in noone at all and that means that everyone else gets a transfer window every summer but we get one every other summer.last years 70 Million will be this years 70 million and so I ask you where is the money allotted for transfer on A YEARLY BASIS GOING????
    Clearly at present Wenger will stay and that wont change any time soon but what he SHOULD DO !!!! but wont is get rid of ….Arteta Rosicky and Flammini……..Sell Walcott and the Ox and (he’d get about 35 million for the two) and also perhaps Ramsey (possibly 30 million to Barca) and that in itself would be added to the 70 million we have left over from last years non spending spree to buy in the key men we need, BUT the greedy greedy board use Wengers finacial prudence to line thier own pockets.
    my biggest argument with Wenger is he should genuinely should come out and be honest and say we should be in for…. Bale for a wild example but we dont have the money..or we offered 50 million for Benzema but he wasnt for sale at any proce…but instead we get “there are no players better than what we have for sale at present” or a load of other unmerorable bollocks that just seems to placate the mass of fans who have been institutionalised into thinking there is no future for Arsenal without Arsene
    There is and we need to see what it looks like now !!!!! cos at present NOTHING is looking like its gonna change and can only speall doom for the long term future of the club

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  8. Big Gun

    @Konstantin We cannot expect Arsenal to play the type of ‘beautiful’ football we witnessed all those years ago, tiki taka roll the ball into the net just doesn’t work anymore – just look at many of our games this season, Arsenal try too hard to be Barca and have 1000 passes in and around the box before NOT scoring. Yes, occasionally it works and makes for eye candy, but I’d rather Arsenal play an effective counter attacking game where we can catch the opposition off guard and utilize the pace in our team. Even more than that, I wish Wenger would start bringing in players that are not scared to shoot and can at least score the type of goals we used to see RvP, Bergkamp, Henry, Wright etc score (in situations when the opposition parks the bus). Just look at Kane – scoring medium to long range goals on a regular basis. Not only that but the guy has skill, can run with the ball and I’d say is a pretty decent all round CF.

    Right now Arsenal have too many one trick ponies. Giroud, Walcott, Welbeck, Chamberlain are all mediocre strikers but not what we need to take us to the next level. (The jury is still out on Welbeck.) Campbell is probably our most versatile striker next to Alexis, not only can he dribble and has good pace, but also excellent vision. If I was Wenger, I would sell Walcott, Chamberlain and bring in Lukaku and enquire on a player like Reus. Build our attack force around Reus, Lukaku, Campbell, Iwobi and Sanchez. Keep Giroud and Welbeck as backup.

    There is no denying that Wenger’s time is almost up, he has had his chance. His reluctance to build the squad has cost us the league, instead we have been relying on players that just aren’t good enough and on top of it lack the passion and desire to win games, which I feel is a reflection of our managers attitude.

    I believe Arsenal last couple of season’s can be summed up like this – So close, yet so far away.

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    1. Ozzy AFC

      your bang on the money about Walcott and the Ox, Walcott for me is the biggest disappointment of all and his lazy could care less performances after securring his pay rise are nothing short of taking the piss
      We need either Lukaku or Morata or benzema BUT, its not going to happen as Wenger will just refuse to spend the money to either widen OR improve the squad where needed and the board wont push him because “Hey why would they wanna spend any money ?? fourth spot keeps us ticking over nicely”

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      1. Big Gun

        Arsenal fans are the most patient I have ever seen. I fully understand the years between 2005-2011 when Arsenal had a tight budget to work with due to stadium expenses etc. Wenger did wonders and I have always respected and applauded him for that. But 3-4 years since have gone by where Wenger has had quite a bit of money to spend in which I believe he could have done a lot more with. Sanchez, Ozil, Cech – GREAT BUYS and I wouldn’t trade them with anyone. But seriously if you want to win the league and perhaps have a good chance at winning the CL, why not just invest a bit more into the squad? I really believe if we had 2 more world class players we would be on top of the table. Our strikers have let us down horribly this season and I still cannot believe we are looking at players like Giroud and Walcott to be scoring 20+ goals in a season. There are no more excuses for that lot, we have a decent midfield creating ample opportunities to score, but our strikers are just so pi$$ poor in front of goal, especially in games that really count.

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  9. Midkemma

    ” There are also reports that Sanchez and Ozil will wait on confirmation from Wenger that quality will be signed before they commit, oh and that we’d also make the Champions league of course.”

    “e players, the manager and the board show no passion,”

    contradiction?
    not surprising when it comes from a guy who doesn’t watch Arsenal;

    “I’m not watching recent games too”

    “The fact Wenger keeps speaking of how we should “stay together” means he feels the turnaround in support.”
    No, he has said that multiple times, on different years. Even when he has had the support he has said the same thing.

    “He’s always had endless support and power and that’s why he always blamed it on other reasons than himself.”

    2015
    http://www.joe.co.uk/sport/arsene-wenger-blames-himself-for-alexis-sanchezs-poor-start-to-the-season/16800
    2014
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/5432299/Arsene-Wenger-takes-reponsibility-for-big-defeat.html
    2010
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/7069100/Arsene-Wenger-blames-himself-as-Arsenal-dumped-out-of-FA-Cup-by-Stoke.html
    2007
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/6506179.stm

    I can continue but I think I made my point. Wenger will blame himself.

    “But the empty seats are a huge warning sign. If the big figures at Arsenal keep their eyes closed again, the backlash will only get bigger.”

    Assumptions based on ignorance.

    The Arsenal brand can be hurt if we keep boycotting games and that will get Silent Stans attention due to the lower profit margins. Someone interested in profit over championships will pay more attention to profit loss than a few banners at sold out stadiums.

    “The Arsene way hasn’t been that pretty since 2012 in my opinion and 12 years is a long time.”
    2012 + 12 = 2024… OMG I have time traveled! I left in 2016!

    “Silence sometimes speaks more than a thousand words, and having the Emirates emptier is only
    increasing the gigantic question marks over the people who are in charge of Arsenal FC. And it doesn’t mean fans don’t support Arsenal, it’s just the normal human reaction to when you are being so badly abused by rich people, whose only desire to get richer come on the back of what we all love.”

    I agree, money has spoiled football in many ways, when the owners care more for money then they do for the team then I feel the problem has become too much to support with my money.

    “No organisation would work if everyone opinion was directly placed into action, but I feel for far too long Arsene had everything in his hands and it’s time he is stripped off some of his power.”

    At least you have understood that we need to be united.
    I will not support the sacking of any manager when we do not have a board that will appoint a manager that wants to win things over profits, we unite and get rid of Wenger and get Moyes… then what? Unite against Moyes… then next manager and repeat cycle while expecting a change?
    How about we unite against the cause of our issues, the board. We get a board that wants titles and they will set titles as the managers goals, if any manager we have fail to hit targets then we need to trust the board to replace them and not keep them in until we can organize a good enough protest AGAIN.

    “Now before you blame those people, think of what they sacrifice each time to see the club and the way it’s being handled by Arsene. ”
    I blame them, they had the choice of spending their cash on a BUSINESS that is more interested in profit than trophies. I didn’t waste my money and I am not crying like a big child. People need to grow up! You have the choice, use it! If you pay without thinking then you deserve all the misery you get, supporting such a corrupt owner by handing over your cash to make him happy!

    “Disrespecting other people is weak, but what respect has Arsene or the board shown us?”
    Disrespecting someone or something isn’t weak, it is showing a lack of respect… not everyone deserves your respect and there is nothing wrong with disrespecting someone who deserves it. I will disrespect Cameron for what he has done to the UK, I will disrespect Trump for his sexist attitude. Not everyone is deserving of your respect… Think about Hitler as well.

    “With the ticket prices perhaps?”
    Board is taking the …. I have been saying we need to unite against the owner who has final say on these things, he could step in if he didn’t agree with it but I would say his actions would suggest he is behind the reason for them being increased.

    “Or with comments slashing fans opinions in a swift second ”
    Your opinion is worth no more than a piece of dog doo on the floor, why should he respect ignorant fans who are calling for him to be sacked for reasons outside of his control.

    “and the continuous lies and denial about our situation.”
    News flash. Every team lies to their fans. It is common practice. Do I like it? No, I do not agree with it. It is capitalism though and our society works that way, you want a change? So do I. Society is the fault here though and the lies from football clubs are a symptom of the cause. you see it in every other branch of business.

    “Will our concerns be addressed?”
    no, your concerns are not worth their time or effort, based on ignorance… what could they say to you?
    Wenger could quit and break his own morals of seeing contracts to the end and then what?

    You would still complain, it would just be about the next manager for not spending.

    Once you wake up and realize the real concern for us fans is how the club is being ran and how that perpetuates through the business then we could unite and maybe then we could get the real issue addressed.

    Teams desire to win things on the pitch rather than bank balance.

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