Let’s all just support Arsenal shall we? by Sam P
Every time Arsenal lose a game, the so-called AOB’s come out to play, insulting other Gooners and disrespecting the greatest manager in Arsenal’s history, despite the success he has brought to us over his 19 years at the club. When we win they suddenly become Arsenal fans again and praise the team profusely, but with the proviso that says that the Gunners should play like this every single week and win every single game convincingly.
This is not real life. Look at Man City, they can win 6-1 and look like world beaters, but they can also lose 4-1 to the Spuds the week before and look like also-rans. The fact is that the team that wins the League at the end of the season is the one that wins more often than the others. We all know that Wenger is capable of managing a side like that, well… as long as our usual injury problems do not decimate the squad for a change.
The other view, which AOB’s call AKB’s, are the fans that will support the team and the manager even when we lose, and will always try to cheer the team on to play better the following week and aim to get back to winning ways. Whatever the AOB’s believe, the fact is that AKB’s also get upset when we lose and get angry with mis-performing expensive players, but they understand that it is not the end of the world and the season lasts ten months. They also want more success from the team and believe that if anyone can break the stranglehold of the cash-rich rivals it is Arsene Wenger.
Now ALL OF US, AKB’s and AOB’s, were upset with Wenger at the end of the transfer window for not buying at least two reinforcements, and realise that Wenger has taken a big gamble with his current squad and the possible injury problems this season. This is also a fact. But now we have no choice but to live with this squad til the end of the season, and we have to hope that Wenger has gambled correctly and he manages to do the impossible and win the Premier League over Man City and Man United (I think we can discount Chelsea for now).
So, IF Wenger wins the title then the AOB’s will become AKB’s, but IF Wenger fails spectacularly, then AKB’s will become AOB’s. So I am certain that, come the end of the season, we will ALL be united in our opinions. But for now, we can all just sit back and wait and see how the season pans out. So let us all just get behind the team and the manager and cheer them on to the greatest of heights until the end of the season. If they succeed, and bring us the title we all crave for then we will ALL be happy. If they fail, then we ALL have ever right to proclaim that we need a new manager to take us up that small gap to the top of the table.
What do you think guys, can we call a truce until the end of the season?