Long standing Arsenal supporter has had enough by PH
Hi Fellow Gooners
Last year I gave up my season ticket.
As this season draws to a close I share the frustration of all Gooners. I am sure we are all more embarrassed than disappointed, as we have let a workmanlike but unexceptional team like Leicester clinch the EPL.
What is going on? Are the crowd really to blame for our pathetic 4th, or maybe 5th position? Arsene Wenger seems to want to divert the blame onto the crowd, but this supporter is absolutely livid. I have been watching AFC and spending hard earned money on season tickets and merchandise since 1959, when I first travelled to the old Highbury in a motor cycle sidecar, and now AW has the audacity to blame the crowd at the Emirates for some pathetic performances.
We need to revitalise the whole set-up. AW has certainly had an excellent 20 years, keeping us in the CL and keeping us above the Spuds for that time, but he now needs to produce the goods or to ship out. Why has he not bought a WC central defender? Kos is good, but prone to error, and I still have nightmares about the goal he and the Polish clown goalie gave to Birmingham in the Carling Cup final a few years back. If we had bought Rio Ferdinand (and Rooney) we would have won the EPL time and time again.
We only bought Cech because he was cheap/free and wanted to stay in London, so our so called scouting system has unearthed … nobody.
Why are we playing with a CDM who was considered average at Charlton.? How can we possibly pay 3/4 million a year for a club captain who has not been on the pitch for the best part of 2 years? Who on earth bought Kim Kallstrom (??) a couple of years back, in an attempt to win the EPL, when he was unfit? Who decided that paying TW14 was the right message to send out? And so it goes on. I do understand that every club has to work within a budget, and Arsenal fans appreciate that, but how can the multi talented AFC team be languishing behind relegation threatened Leicester, a weak Man Utd team, a Chelsea team who are imploding, and the dreaded Tottenham? Where is the man management and the desire to win?
AW has calculated that to GUARANTEE to win the EPL you have to spend a billion, OK so far, and maybe all AFC supporters would like to see the Arsenal win the EPL without breaking the bank, but we get the feeling that everything is done to increase AW’s bonus and Kroenke’s ranch buying ability. Every year we are promised the earth, but the fans know we are short of players of the right quality, and we see only budget buys. Every dog has his day. Nothing lasts forever, so AW, produce the goods, or retire gracefully!
Am I right guys?
COYG v Norwich.