For me, it’s not about the trophies by BN
There has been a lot of talk and criticism about the BSM march on Saturday, with some Arsenal fans saying that we are fickle supporters and don’t remember the bad days, and to be careful what we wish for as Arsene Wenger has been more successful than anyone else, blah bah blah.
But I think that people are maybe getting supporters’ feelings all wrong. Yes, we all know what Arsene has achieved, but from such a strong position, and possibly the best ever Premier league side, between 2001 and 2005, players have been sold and poorer players have replaced them each time, and so on and on to the quality of players we have now.
In the other barren spells in Arsenal’s history since the 70s, through to the eighties and the big dip in the nineties, most clubs other than Man Utd and Liverpool were on a level playing field depending on the size of their club’s attendances. We were the best club when the money kicked in in the early 2000s, and making money is not arsenal’s weakness. Not enough money is being pumped back in to the club in the right areas, like on the pitch, and Arsene must shoulder most of that blame.
Pires, Henry, Bergkamp, Viera, Cole, Campbell were all world class players. Compare that to now, when we have probably zero. I know we do not have the right to win a trophy every year, but we should expect our club to challenge harder than we have in recent years and be involved in the title race past October.
don’t forget that IBM was the biggest computer company in the world once, look where complacency has got them.
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