Once again this week it was that always happy and joyous occasion when Arsenal hold the AGM and a select few Gooners who are also shareholders in the club get to hear from the likes of Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis about how the club is doing.
Surprisingly enough it did not go off without some of the less major shareholders voicing their dissatisfaction. In fact, there jeers for the Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick as well as for Gazidis at one point, while our owner or major shareholder Stan Kroenke lived up to his silent Stan nickname by not even bothering to speak.
The manager spoke well as usual and got a round of applause but the rest of the meeting was a bit of a farce and ended up with the aloof and arrogant chairman refusing to take questions after his re-election and that of Kroenke’s son Josh had to go to a vote when a show of hands made it clear that most in the room felt their time was up.
John Cross who is the chief football writer for the Mirror was there and he later told Sky Sports that it had all been pretty embarrassing for the club and that the separation between the top brass and the fans seems more4 stark than ever.
You would think that after all the mess over Wenger’s new contract, the team failing to make the Champions League and then making a transfer profit instead of spending like we were promised they would have expected to be given a tough time.
Not these guys, who just expect to turn up and read out a few platitudes while ignoring what the other people there are asking? Is this a new low in the relationship between the generqals and the foot soldiers at Arsenal FC?