Arsenal fans by JM
True fan or fickle fan, glory hunter or deluded? A fan is a fan, it don’t matter our reasons. We love the club for whatever reason we are comfortable with. It can be bragging rights or beautiful football. It is also our right to imagine our club following a path we like, spend more, sack more, change more… It is a personal opinion and why not? After all there are two sides to every coin… Why not opinions? After all the club is a part of our life and it makes us feel special about ourselves. We like to be identified as fans of a particular club.
A lot had been said in the media about the Arsenal spine all the way down to the manager. It would be incredible to change 5/6 first team players and suddenly realise the team wears an Arsenal jersey but that’s about it… unrecognisable.
Man United were last year blasted for losing their identity. Danny was sold, a lifelong United fan, a good player to some a squad player to the rest but would United have been better off with him this season than Falcao or van Persie? You be the judge.
The players earn top dollar so do the manager, however it’s not because they are greedy simply, it’s because the sport makes a lot of money. They all get a share of the spoils. Imagine if they make that much money then how much do the TV channels and websites make just by selling the sport. Again you be the judge.
I believe in every fan and every opinion because we all look at our club from our own eyes. We have our own thoughts we have our own opinions.
My opinion is ‘winning isn’t everything’, loyalty is. Loyalty to your players, your manager and your club. If we try to change everything just to get a winning feeling who are we supporting then? Just a club called Arsenal? And what might that be, what is the identity of that club, red and white shirts? A club is identified by it’s players, it’s manager, the fans, the stadium, the owners and a philosophy. You change all, and then there is nothing left to identify with!
I have myself in the past blasted the board manager and players. But that’s all part of a cycle. You win you laugh – you lose you cry. And then another week goes by.
Patience is a virtue very unfamiliar in recent times. Keep calm and support Arsenal.