Dear ARSENAL fans……..by KM
I know you all might be in shock after losing to the championship side Blackburn Rovers. I don’t want to add to your grief but please do read this article. We can’t completely blame Mr. Wenger. He was the one who brought up so many talented players to the world, whether it be Van Persie, Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and so on. But I assure you that there are hardly a handful of names you will remember if I ask you to name some players who retired at Arsenal (as a gooner).
Why is it so? Why do players not want to stay in this beautiful club? Unfortunately players who think a hundred times before signing a contract are given more priority than people like Arshavin who really would love to play at Arsenal. This week we specially remember him as we recollect the memories of the glorious win against Barcelona at the Emirates two years ago.
But unfortunately he is hardly given a chance to play nowadays. For your information, Arshavin has played just two complete 90 minute matches this season which were the two Capital One Cup games against Coventry city and of course the epic 7-5 win against Reading. His performance was awesome and of the best quality, as quoted by Wenger. He was the ultimate reason for Walcott’s first and last goal.
I find no reason why Arshavin is not starting for Arsenal. He is in fact not even available on the bench nowadays. Now what can we expect from a player who has hardly played this season to do in 10 minutes time against a team like Chelsea. He has to be given more of a chance and the fans must support the underrated and off form hero, who no doubt has the ability to score against teams like Barca.
By- Karun Gunner