Before I begin, we won a game last night and beat Liverpool 2--1! Unfortunately it was only the rub-a-dubs. It seems like a long time ago since we won a game under this management doesn't it? It was actually. Still nice to see someone in the red and white shirt tries to win a game occasionally.
Luke Freeman scored an injury time winner, he's a prospect, he's English but he's only about 9 years old so we'll have to wait a while.
I haven't written a post since the capitulation against Barca, It still hurts and nothing I do will change that, the fact that Arsenal rubbbed it in by throwing the FA cup away didn't really do much as I expected that, but the season ticket hike is just taking the piss to be honest.
We are being asked to stump up more to give all the losers in our team a pay rise. We are also paying for the hopeless team Gazidas has put together to increase our off pitch earnings and as far as I can see, they've done sod all as well.
So we have a team that is underperforming, a management that doesn't care about winning and a backroom staff that would find it hard to hold down a real job in the world of business, happy days, something to look forward to.
The real problem I have with this feckless mob is that they are killing the Arsenal, the trouble is we won't see that for 10 years or so, how? Let me explain commerce and football support.
There are three types of fan, the first is like me, I began not because of my dad, but because Arsenal were my local team. The second is like my kids they supported Arsenal because I was an Arsenal nut, the third is the one who supports a team because they win stuff, then they can wear the shirt with pride at school.
And that my friends is the generation of fan that Arsene Wenger is killing, they won't support us because we win nothing and we buy no one, you won't see the loss of that fan until Wenger is long gone and some of us are dead, then people will say when the ground is empty that it wasn't like that when Wenger was around and we got what we wished for.
Take note Arsenal, you will reap what you sow, you won't see it until it's too late, but it will happen if we continue to play shocking players like Denilson, Diaby, Eboue, Almunia, Rosicky and now Bendtner, I would say Song but I think I'm in the minority.
People will say that Rosicky was a top player, and he was, he once got transferred to a club for a world record £18million, then he started picking up injuries and we got him for around £6mil, another bargain basement buy that turned out to be a waste of money, ask yourself why we got him so cheap, the only surprise there is we've still got him.
We did it with Overmars and Kanu and it paid off, but it failed big time with Rosicky and Wenger refuses to admit it. I would be delighted to see a player like Lansbury get a chance, at least he has heart, but no, we continue to let players like Denilson, Diaby and Rosicky ruin our season.
We knew that Vermaelen wasn't going to feature back in September but refused to buy, I remember saying as much in the window but was told I was crazy, we were second in the league, in the Carling cup final, the next stage of the Champions League and the FA cup , well all we have left now is the league, and all Wenger wants is the credit for us doing better than everyone said we would do at the start of the season.
Maybe I should get some credit because I said we needed to sign three players, we still do, every sports writer and pundit says we do as well, only one person thinks we're Ok though...
Thanks Arsene, had you spent some money and got rid of the dross, we might have won some of those trophies.
If anyone in business put forward a 6 year plan and failed, he would be fired, you have been paid a massive salary and failed, you should do the right thing and leave, if this team wins anything this season it will be by default.
Only in football and only at Arsenal could this have happened, and then at the end of all this you have the temerity to increase the cost of watching our team fold, thanks.
Next season the spuds will be stronger, the chavs will, both Manc teams and the scousers. Us? We'll probably lose Cesc and Nasri but we'll promote a few more kids and be having the same conversation again.
Nothing will change until the management wise up. I'm sorry to be so negative but these are the facts.
I would like to know why Barca are the best team in the world, Guardiola has had 3 years, Arsene Wenger 14, so as we buy all the best young players in the world, how come we aren't the best? Small point I know, but someone needs to tell me, I'm at a loss.
Have a great day grovers, we still have the league to fight for, who knows, we may even pull it off.