Thank you, Goodbye and Good Luck. by KD
I have been following this site and the many very interesting articles over the last few months and have witnessed a huge apparent swell of questioning and interrogation relating to Arsene FC, it’s owner Kroenke and whether they really have any true ambition to succeed in anything other than a financial accounts ledger and annual report.
For a while, it appeared that finally people were staring to seriously question Wenger and his tactics, approach, squad selection and so on. As usual a lot of crucial fixtures were lost and success became unlikely and howls of dissent came.
Then several bizarre things happened.
When it looked like Arsenal had really cocked up, all others were powering and we were getting left behind and an apparent massive protest was uprising, it turned out to be a complete farce. While it has been argued that those who were really anti Wenger totally boycotted the game the reality is that there was no visible protest and then the “In Wenger We Trust” Brigade zombied their way back into the media. To add insult to injury, all the “top “teams collapsed, including our absolutely pathetic rivals and so we actually end up second!!!!!!
Try discussing any Arsenal /Wenger flaw now with the IWWT Brigade and you might as well be campaigning for equal rights for Mongolian Silkworms.
“We finished second, above City, United, Chelsea and most importantly Spurs! “
HAPPY DAYS, all is forgiven.
I am sorry, but I am not so fickle.
For almost 10 years now, I have watched Wenger moan, bitch, bleat and whine his way through failure after failure. I don’t care where we finished, it doesn’t change a thing for me.
I have heard so much about how much bad luck Arsene FC have had over the years with injuries, bad draws, bad pitches and bad referees, but I can tell you all this was made up for this year by us finishing second.
So let me ask, and please don’t answer as I know what so many will say….
Do you really deep down feel that we were a top team that deserved to finish second?
Do you feel genuine pride in our achievements?
I am man enough to stand by my convictions and that is that basically Wenger is past his use by date, has nothing left to contribute and should move on and let us rebuild and seek new talent. For sure there might be some turbulent transition times but that’s like removing a melanoma, short term pain and discomfort but for the best in the end.
This is my absolute belief and has been for many, many years now.
I don’t believe Wenger will make any major signings before next year’s league and even if he does I think he will destroy them the way he has for so many other players. I believe that he doesn’t like any strong personalities round to threaten him but this is just another of his many flaws, success on the pitch cannot come without strong personalities. But strong personalities cannot just switch on and off on demand. A manager needs to let them arouse a team on the pitch when needed. A game ultimately is not won on the training ground or in the dressing room.
I know I will be hunted down and hung by the Arsene Wenger Klan but that is the point of this article. If so many people in a club, think entirely differently to me or should I say I think entirely differently to so many ”true fans“ then I agree, maybe I should support another club.
I have been supporting Arsenal for over forty years now, and being Irish loved the O’ Leary, Brady, Stapleton years but the reality is that I no longer feel anything in common with this club. There has been times I have actually cheered when a goal is scored against them and I have wanted them to lose.
But it is obvious the I am no longer in sync with this club and so need to move on. Even when Wenger goes, which must surely be any decade now he will be quoted as a God rather than being recognised as having lost us a decade of success.
I thought that some of us could make reasonable points that would gradually show people that the Emperor has no clothes, but it is clear the Arsene Doctrine does not allow for that.
Good luck next year.