First of all I suppose we have to look at the question of whether the football media really do hate Arsenal before we move on to the why of the matter. I for one am convinced that they do, if not hate then actively enjoy taunting, our club, even though I will admit that perhaps a few extra Arsenal hating people like Adrian Durham and Michael Owen give the rest a bad name.
Any way I will give you a couple of examples, from this week alone, that back up my theory. One was the report on injury statistics produced by ESPN that not only had Arsenal improved our injury record by almost 100 percent on last season, but that we were doing much better than most of our rivals. If you didn’t see it that is because no one bothered to pick it up but instead kept putting out reports about Wenger being to blame for the ‘injury crisis’.
And the reason I am writing this is because I have just looked at the Evening Standard‘s front page and seen that despite being the best placed London team in the EPL, all of the stories about us are hugely negative. Cazorla out until April even though the club said they don´t know. Wenger under pressure, a piece slagging off Joel Campbell and another suggesting we are scared of teams like Stoke.
Meanwhile they are reporting how Chelsea are improving, on how the spuds might make it into the Champions League and how West Ham are going tom Old Trafford with confidence. Is it just me Gooners?