Earlier today on Just Arsenal I posted an article from Anko about the Wenger In or Wenger Out discussion, and we have had many responses, but I particularly liked this one from Storm, who gives a very balanced alternative view. Read it and decide for yourself…..
The issue is not Wenger in or Wenger out. by Storm
I have noticed that not all club fans are true supporters. They turn into haters the moment things go off the rails. We need to assess what changes need to be made and then have the courage to see it through – win, lose or draw. A team is not the manager/coach, or one star player, or the board of directors or club owners. It is all of those individuals, including the supporters of the team, no matter how emotionally charged they are at any given stage.
As a default supporter of the team after my mom’s passing last year, I support the Arsenal with as much passion and intensity as any fanatic in the world. I am gutted when they deliver a poor performance on the pitch and elated when they triumph in the face of adversity. When Petr Cech made that save against Troy Deeney I was ecstatic. It felt like he finally got retribution for the early season blunder.
No one can say that their team is perfect 100% of the time. Yes, we have had a nightmare season and it can only improve from here. We need to have faith and give the team the support they need in spite of our feelings for or against the coach. It’s about the team.
If you get negativity spewed at you all the time, are you going to do or be better for it? If you receive encouragement and motivation are you going to want to do or be better? Many Arsenal players have lost the plot, to be honest. They have a coach who supports them regardless of how many bad performances they turned in or how many injuries they’ve had.
Yes, Arsene Wenger trusts his team because he believes in them. Shouldn’t we do the same? If we can have players taking pride in wearing the kit and look hungry for victory when they show up for a game, half the battle is won. To be a winner you have to believe you can win. If the players can stand together and play the game as a team, instead of waiting to see what happens with the opposition, they have a really good chance of success. It’s clear this season is all but over and with a good game plan we can cement a terrific start to the next season.
Let’s focus on the basics and get behind our team. I support Arsenal, win, lose or draw. Do you?