Arsenal deserves respect! by Goonerboy
Hello good people, with great joy and excitement I am writing this post, as I never thought I would be alive and well today. I have missed all the buzz of Emery’s appointment, i have missed my Justarsenal family and ultimately, football in general.
I was on the sick bed helpless as my children surround me wondering what what would become of their father when i heard the news of our chosen one; Unai Emery. I never got the chance to welcome him with the Justarsenal family and i hope i can still chip its not too late to say “Welcome Emery”.
One thing i have been able to do since my return to ‘fitness’ is keep up with you Gooners, making sure i go through all the posts i have missed and while doing that, i felt the need for this piece.
Football is fast becoming a crazy business, gradually losing genuine competition, money has now become the first consideration instead of sporting values. Ambition is now equal to spending outrageous sums of money, its all about glory, glory and more glory with of course more money.
Believe it or not, football governing bodies are corrupt and being governed by money, in all of their activities, making money comes first and i really fear for the future of club football.
The players and fans are moving with this trend, as players want to make good money and also be in teams that show ‘ambition’, fans want their clubs to show this ‘ambition’ by spending money.
Amid all these, you have to give credit to Arsenal who have maintained the RIGHT way of doing things. We are a self sustaining club that gives everybody a chance to succeed.
It saddens my heart when i see the amount of money quoted for some players, the kind of money some clubs are willing to pay for players all in the name of showing ambition. I ask myself, “is this still about football”?
Financial fair play needs to be ruthlessly applied, to bring sanity back into the game, to bring unpredictability, to ensure a level playing competitive ground and above all, to give the youngsters their chance.
I was surprised when I saw Mourinho and Conte’s comments even in the middle of the season ‘crying’ and demanding their clubs to spend even more money…really?! In our league, no one can financially compete with City, so spending money alone does not guarantee success, you have to try another approach which is what Arsenal is doing, at the end of the day, we can only have one winner.
Most of our fans are already complaining about our transfer dealings again, especially with the way Liverpool is showing ‘ambition’. I cant wait to see how it will end next season. Many of our fans often fail to observe situations on their own and form a reasonable argument/opinion, they choose to follow other people’s opinions.
Like Wenger said, “We already know the winners of the major leagues in December”. Where is the competition? Where is the excitement? I am sure we will still have the same favourites for next season. We as Arsenal fans need to appreciate our club and give credit where it is due, show total support, we are also changing and doing the little we can within our means.
You simply can’t satisfy everyone, when critics are criticising, we need to analyse ourselves to see if they are right or wrong instead of following them blindly.
We have taken the first step by changing our manager, let us remain patient and see how these players will fare under the new management, in my opinion, Emery has one thing to do; improve our away form, how he will do that i dont know.
Here is Micah Richard’s tweet when we won the FA cup back then..
“Congrats to arsenal for the win today! A club who try do things the right way! Arsene wenger the great ??????!
— Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) May 17, 2014
I remain proud to be fan of this great club and will always support it through and thin.
I don’t wanna bore you no further, so will stop here for now…looking forward to your views.