Arsenal need AOBs and AKBs by Sam P
From the title of this article you might assume that I approve of the grief that a few Arsenal fans gave to Arsene Wenger after we lost to Stoke City at the weekend. The truth is that I felt it went too far and was disrespectful, but I also understand why those fans were so angry and I think that the divisions in the supporters is not necessarily a bad thing.
At the end of the day, we all feel how we feel and that is that. So Wenger will always have a loyal following among the fans and rightly so. When we look back at what he has done for the club it will be the most successful period of our history and his reputation will grow with time.
Right now, however, we need results and it seems to me that the Gunners often play better when they have something to prove. The players seem to be fully behind the Frenchman and when he is under pressure they want to get him out of it.
I also think that Wenger has a real thing for proving people wrong, so the fans who want him out must keep shouting and making their point, even if it is only to be proved wrong. Forget harmony, because it is not going to happen. I think the dissenters have already had an impression on Wenger and if he feels under pressure to spend money in January because of it, what harm can that do?
This is an AKB asking those AOBs out there to keep hassling the boss.