In this modern new world of the internet and instant information flying around the airwaves, not to mention live Arsenal football games beamed to the TVs of nearly every country in the world, it would appear that Arsene Wenger has only just realised that there are Arsenal fans everywhere that get upset when the Gunners lose…
Wenger said on Arsenal.com yesterday: “I travel a lot, so I’ve been to Africa, and in areas where you could not even imagine that people would speak about football, and I saw a little boy in an Arsenal shirt,”
“I attended a conference at a university in Beijing, which was full of people all in Arsenal shirts. The impact and force that football has today is absolutely incredible and sometimes it is scary.
“We live in a little bubble here where we think about the next game, but our next game is a worry for fans in China, Africa and everywhere too. Sometimes we are not conscious of that and maybe it’s better that way.
“It’s true that sometimes in our little bubble we are protected and we just focus on the next game. It can become overwhelming when you realise how many people are sad all over the world when you don’t win a game.”
Could Wenger really have only just found out that the club has a worldwide following? Is he perhaps one of those oldies that don’t know how to use the internet and has never read an Arsenal blog? Does Wenger’s “little bubble” not include a wifi connection?
What I find incredible and scary is that Wenger has only just found out!