For years Stan Kroenke has abused our love for the club, realising that if thousands of Arsenal fans walked away, thousands more are waiting for their season ticket. Finding a way to force out our owner is a topic we have debated before, with it hard to come up with a realistic answer.
If though there was a result that could be the closest to rock bottom to cause a dramatic reaction, it was the result of the Europa League Final. This is not being reactionary to a one-off result but the manner of the defeat.
Over the years, there have been too many big games away from the Emirates where we have fallen apart the moment we faced any adversity. Although a dull first half, the game was there for the taking but we lacked the mentality to take the next step. It’s happened too many times to be a coincidence. Who exactly is watching this? Who works behind the scenes with any power who cares about us enough to insist this is unacceptable?
That the idea of Chelsea giving us a patronising guard of honour the same week Spurs could win the Champions League is a level we should never allow ourselves to reach again. Someone should be honest and point out that this is the opposite of competing with Bayern Munich, therefore meaning the current model has failed. If this led to some sort of action plan, some soul searching, then the humiliation would be worth it. Yet how many gooners believe this will lead to a 200 million overhaul?
The reality is Mr Kroenke most likely wasn’t watching the final, did he even know who or where we were playing? As much as Ozil became the scapegoat straight away, I liked to see someone hurt, someone disgusted to receive a runner up medal, who didn’t want to listen to the opposition’s kind words. As much as the German has his own flaws, he has standards and slowly he is watching the dressing room become weaker every year. I like to see a bit more anger in other departments of the club.
If this isn’t enough to make Stan Kroenke care, nothing will…