Let’s Stop Kicking Arsene Wenger by CS
I’m not an AKB or AOB Cheerleader, and I believe all genuine Arsenal fans want the best for the Club. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and everyone’s right to hold an opinion should be respected by everyone else, even if you disagree with it.
Let’s stop attacking the Boss. He’s still being beaten with the ‘8 Years without a Trophy’ stick, even though we’ve just won Back to Back FA Cups. Okay, the FA Cup is not considered a BIG Trophy now – because there’s little or no ‘money in it’. Not so many years ago, winning the FA Cup would give a Club’s fans – even a BIG Club’s fans the footballing equivalent of a Multiple Orgasm.
Let’s look at the 8 Year thing.
FA Cup win in 2005
Emirates Financial Constraints kick in
Year 1 – 2006 Champions League Final 2006 – 15 Minutes from winning the European Cup.
Year 2 – 2007 League Cup Final
Year 3 – 2008 ECL Quarter Final – League Cup Semi Final – EPL 3rd After leading the Premiership since the previous September until Eduardo had his Leg broken at Birmingham – with a REALLY young Team.
Year 4 – 2009 ECL Semi Final – EPL 3rd – FA Cup Semi Final
Year 5 – 2010 League Cup Final – ECL Last 16 – EPL 4th
Year 6 – 2011 ECL Last 16 – EPL 3rd
Year 7 – 2012- EPL 3rd
Year 8 2013 – EPL 4th and we Led the EPL for 27 Weeks of the Season
Emirates Financial Constraints ease off
FA Cup win in 2014
FA Cup win in 2015
People talk about the 8 Season wait for a Trophy – but we had our share of Finals and Semi’s.
And as soon as the Emirates Financial Constraints eased – we won Back to Back FA Cups.
Arsene Wenger is derided and ridiculed by large sections of the Media AND a reasonable percentage of Arsenal Fans for ‘winning’ the ‘Wenger Trophy’ – ECL Qualification Every Year. ECL Qualification and UEFA Money has paid off the Lion’s share of The Emirates Stadium Debt – if we hadn’t qualified for the ECL every year – especially in the 8 Financially constrained years – ARSENAL – THE ARSENAL – the Club we ALL Love and Support – would be Bankrupt by Now.
Yes – he’s made Mistakes – he does some things that annoy the hell out of all of us – but he’s done a hell of a lot of great things for this Club.
Arsene Wenger – who at that time, could have gone to Real Madrid or Barcelona, and virtually named his price – stayed with the Club, when ALL the Players he brought to the Club, and made World Class Players out of AT the Club JUMPED Ship – No Loyalty from them.!!!!
He will retire one day, and that day is getting closer – as the old saying goes: Be VERY Careful what you wish for.