Keeping supporters in the dark is counterproductive and must change.
There is no denying that there is a toxic atmosphere hanging over Arsenal. There are many reasons for this and I intend to address them over the next few days. For now, I will look at the communication, or lack of, between the supporters and the club.
One of the many complaints I read in the comment section on this site is the lack of openness from the club. There are many questions that need answering and while we do not expect the club to come out and reveal any secrets, it would be nice if they at least gave us an indication of what road they are taking us down.
What is the strategy they are currently undertaking because I have to be honest, I have not got a clue. What is their vision and what sort of identity do they have in mind for the club?
These are simple questions that can be easily answered.
They have given their backing to Unai Emery apparently. OK, why? What is it about Emery and his strategy that the board are backing? Why did they spend so much money on Nicolas Pepe but only tinker with the defence?
I have my opinion, as an example, I believe they went with Pepe because they felt that the attack was blunt and this put pressure on the defence. Therefore by strengthening the forward line, it would make Arsenal more attack focussed, free up the burden on the defence and the consequences of that are fewer goals conceded.
Basically, an attempt to copy what Manchester City do but it has simply not worked. If that is their thinking then tells us. It should not be a secret, it is not as if we do not know what the strategy is at City.
Liverpool had a vision under Jurgen Klopp, their fans knew exactly what the club was trying to achieve and they gave Klopp the room to implement that vision. They did that because they knew what was going on. Obviously it was easier for the German to give his thoughts and thinking in media interviews because he speaks fluent English but it is not the fans fault that Emery is struggling in that department.
Why all these staff changes? What is the thinking behind all that?
I could go on and again, I do not expect the club to reveal anything that can handicap the team in future but tell us something, tell us what the long term plan is.
Because too many fans are complaining on here or via fan channels on Youtube that they have no idea.