My Arsenal transfer summary so far. by MK
Pre-Season has begun and with the conclusion of the Euro’s, the Transfer Window is meant to intensify. However at the Emirates it feels a lot different, the club has a civil war brewing. There are two groups of fans currently who are both equally frustrated. You’ve got the angry ‘Wenger Out’ fan who has had enough of our Current Manager clashing with the ‘Arsene Knows Best’ fan, who strongly believes that we need to have more patience and faith in the current set up and leadership. Regardless of your opinion in the argument it’s having a negative effect on the whole club.
Last season I attended the FA Cup game against Watford and out of all of my trips to the Emirates this was the worst, the atmosphere was flat and I could see many empty seats – whilst the fans in the stadium were more interested in taking selfies and recording every set piece instead of cheering their team on. Topping all of that was the fact that you could clearly see the divide amongst the supporters, since that game it has gotten worse and worse with the stories of Arsenal fans fighting amongst themselves, home and away, getting embarrassing.
Truth be told both groups of fans want the same thing which is success for Arsenal and the fighting is caused by pure frustration. We are watching everyone else going out and buy what they believe will allow them to improve and we aren’t! Granit Xhaka is a good player but he has been perceived as a political move to convince fans who weren’t going to renew their season tickets after a frustrating season.
You can’t talk about Arsenal for very long without mentioning Arsene Wenger, he has provided so much for this club and his time has changed our philosophy. This can be seen by speaking to any Arsenal fan born after 1996 or so. This is all well and good but it shouldn’t give him unlimited time to get it right again.
Arsene Wenger is a dictator, he obviously isn’t anywhere close to Saddam Hussain or Robert Mugabe but I honestly believe he must control everything. He is the only manager in world football that is more powerful than his bosses (Mourinho likes to thinks he is). Ivan Gazidis has continually said that the Board follow Wenger’s lead. With this going on it’s impossible to see them sacking him ever, Wenger answers to no one at the club. This meticulous behaviour that bred so much success for Wenger up to 2005 is the main reason he hasn’t been as successful since 2005. The game has moved on and much like his playing staff, Arsenal don’t have the right personnel in the transfer team.
A fed up fan.