Arsenal fans have hurt our greatest manager ever... by Dan Smith
When I woke up on Friday, suddenly I felt very old. Like lots of my fellow gooners I grew up with Arsene Wenger. He’s a staple of my childhood. The man to provide me with so many memories. The idea of looking for a new manager is alien to me, the moment we become just another club, one who will now change head coach every couple of years.
My opinion on the ‘Arsene out’ debate has often been that it would only be when he left we would realise just what an amazing job he has done. How hard it is to work for such an unambitious board who refuse to spend like our rivals, despite us being one of the richest clubs in the world.
If there is any justice in the world, then we will now win the Europa League. A man who has given so much for over two decades deserves to go out on a high, not finishing 6th having been hounded out of the club. Arsene Wenger deserves to win the Europa League but I’m not sure some of our fans do.
Never again will we be managed by a man who can truly loves the club and yet look how some fans have treated the greatest manager in our history, they have been an embarrassment to all of us.
A man who loved us has been verbally abused, just so people could get a few Youtube hits or to make a name for themselves on radio stations.
A legacy forgotten as some fans had a black and white attitude, pointing out how many years have gone by without a title. Ungrateful supporters taking FA Cup finals for granted, something other teams envy us for. So no, some of my fellow gunners do not deserve a 4th trophy in five years, they hardly savoured those moments.
this is why in his statement this week he cited the wish that ‘we follow the values of the club’.
He echoed the same thing before the last FA Cup Final, saying he would never forgive the abuse from the stands.
I’m sure if he he knew that the day would come where banners would be held up opposing him he would have thought twice about the times he turned down some of the biggest offers in the game, a fear of leaving Arsenal in the lurch while we went through financial uncertain times. His loyalty was one way.
Perhaps he gets the last laugh. Maybe he goes to PSG or Real Madrid and wins the league with them. Then he can rub it in our faces while we are stuck with Brendan Rodgers but he’s too much of a gentlemen to ever do that, he loves us too much.
That’s what hurts the most. Someone who has shown us so much love you know will be hurting. Despite the face he puts on for the public, this is a man who’s life is football, he has nothing else. He will be hurting.
Be careful what you ask for Gooners – because now we have got it.