Has Arsenal Football Club gone from being the run of the mill Premier League club that seems to put more focus on the money it can get from the TV rights and keeping the books balanced than looking after the fanbase that makes it all possible, to some sort of despotic dictatorship?
As football fans we are used to being ignored to some extent but I have a horrible feeling that we have now become nothing more than an irritating side issue to those that run our club. The way they blatantly ignored our protests last season was bad enough, but now that Arsene Wenger has been handed his new two year contract it may have become even worse.
As reported by Metro today the club’s chief Ivan Gazidis was heckled by fans for his support of the club’s owner, or should I say major shareholder, Stan Kroenke. I cannot argue with that but I would also take issue with his comments about our summer transfer plans.
He said we are ‘actively’ seeking new signings and that Wenger was looking to add top quality to the first team rather than build squad depth. Really? Well we will have to take your word for that Ivan because apart from one free transfer I have seen nothing but rumours.
Do they really think we are so stupid?