I know that fans of a lot of other clubs take the pee out of Arsenal fans because of our moaning but it is all about expectation really. That is why the Premier League title win of Leicester City was such a big story, because nobody expected it to happen.
So despite the fact that Arsene Wenger managed to keep the Gunners in the top four and qualify for the Champions League with a pittance to spend compared to others, there were plenty of grumpy Gooners who felt that a club like ours should be pushing for a trophy.
I agree to be fair, and now that we have been out of those financial shackles for a few years I say we have even more reason to complain, especially as Arsenal have now done what we laughed at the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United for doing and have failed to get in Europe’s top club competition.
Do we expect too much? Maybe, but at the same time this is sport and almost every fan of every club on the planet has unrealistic optimism about their team at some point, usually just before a season starts. So if Arsenal play some great games next season but also have the usual period of dross that rules us out of title contention, do not be afraid to speak your mind or shout it from the rooftops.
So Ivan Gazidis is pleading with us to get behind Arsene Wenger but I really don’t think he needs to. We all want the Frenchman to get it right this year and will be fully behind our team. If things go wrong, though, does Ivan the terrible really expect us to keep our mouths shut?