Stop this Wenger hatred now by G-Rude
There have already been two posts today by Wenger-haters who want to get rid our most successful manager, so I am now writing my first article for JustArsenal as I think someone here should stand up for our manager, and I will explain clearly why I have the right to reply.
I have been going to Arsenal games from the age of 7 years-old with my Dad and brother. In my first 20 years as an Arsenal fan we won ONE League title and TWO FA Cups and an amazing Inter-City Fairs Cup!. Then George Graham came along and we won two more titles and another FA Cup (and yes a Cup-Winners Cup – Glory Days!). That is 3 League titles and 3 FA cups in my first 30 years.
Then Wenger came along and gave us a feast of trophies! More trophies than we ever believed possible! These became stunted while the club went through the transition of moving to, and paying for, the Emirates. Somehow, despite having to sell our most talented players, Wenger managed to keep us in the Champions League every season, and has laid the foundations for Arsenal to be a rich and prosperous club for ever into the forseeable future. Wenger himself, as well as the fans, had to sacrifice some years of glory to secure our long term success. So I understand that he did it for the club, and it’s fans, so yes I am very happy with him and feel he deserves every respect from every Arsenal fan now, and in the future.
But also, being a Londoner I have friends that support other clubs like Chelsea, Spurs, West Ham, even Millwall. Tottenham fans are over the moon they have just got the chance to be Top London club for a change and Hammers fans are praying to get into the Champions League. They don’t think they are entitled, they don’t protest to sack their managers unless they get too close to the relegation zone. They SUPPORT their team even knowing trophies, never mind a place in the Champions League, may be even decades between each other, just like Arsenal fans were like when I first came to see them 50 years ago.
Since Arsenal last won the title only THREE teams have won the Premier League. So that is at least 16 teams in the top division that have been waiting longer (and for most teams MUCH longer) than us to see a trophy, including such illustrious names like Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham who have also known glory in the past. Some smaller teams have NEVER won a top title or an FA Cup. Do all their supporters gripe and sack their managers every year? What makes Arsenal fans in the modern age think they are so special?
Learn the history of the club and learn some respect.