I have absolutely no problem with the protests planned by Arsenal fan groups for the home game against Norwich City tomorrow. Despite counting myself on the side of those fans that still respect the prof for his years of service I do agree that something has to change and it is our right to let the club know how we feel.
In the modern world of football with all the TV money and global corporate sponsorship it often feels as though we mean as much to the powers that be as junior doctors’ concerns do to the health secretary Jeremy (H?)unt, so anything we can do to make them feel our frustration from their ivory towers is welcome in my book, especially with an owner like silent Stan Kroenke who has all the warmth and charm of a week old kipper.
At the same time I do worry about the effect that the protest and the negative atmosphere inside the Emirates stadium will have on the Arsenal players on the pitch. Hopefully they will be able to ignore the turmoil off the pitch or even use it as inspiration to give us fans something to cheer about with a performance.
We badly need it because anything less than a win over the lowly Canaries will be a big problem as it will open the door for Man United to move to within one win of us in the table and we have the small matter of a trip to Man City up next. Norwich will be fighting for their lives and the Gunners need to be on their toes and up for the game to cope with this, but will they be able to focus with all the fan frustration on show?