Mental strength, quality, intelligent players, maturity, naivety… experience.
I reckon Arsenal fans have become so used to reading Arsene Wenger interviews these days, you could almost predict what he is going to say after a game…
Arsenal fans are constantly being spun an almost unattainable dream and I think even the most ardent Arsene fans are coming to end of their tether.
I was speaking to a Grover yesterday and he made a couple of great points I’d like to mention.
Do you remember back in February when Danny or Keith came out and announced record pre tax profits? It’s no coincidence that around the time that story came out the club sent out the renewal letters for Club level.
How about late May? Do you remember the stories that came out from the club that we needed a centre back, no more players would leave and the fans wouldn’t be disappointed by this summers transfer activities… well that ties nicely in with normal season ticket renewals.
The next nicely packaged portion of bullshit came from the AGM. Apparently their was such a lack of decent centre backs on the market this summer, AC Milan had to sign Phil (Who I am sure Arsene said was a great player).
Now, correct me if I am wrong, but I am sure Wenger also said that Vincent Kompany was a good player in the summer and he moved to Man City for about £6million? How about Richard Dunne who we could have picked up for next to nothing? How about Olof Melberg (Clutching at straws here, but the guy is better than Song) who was on a free? How about Martin Caceres?
I can’t believe that a team that boasts the greatest scouting network in the world can’t find a centre back.
My point with the above is that we are constantly being fed propaganda by the powers that be and we take it hook, line and sinker.
So here we are again, after surrendering a 2 goal lead to the worst team in the league and Arsene is taking positives and defending his centre midfield… claiming certain players are better than we know they are… promising the fans the players will learn their lessons… telling us Arsenal are a bit naive…
Now, I am sure I’ve heard this all before?
Are we about to embark on another fruitless season becuase a team we all knew was too young is naive?
Many dislike Adebayor, but you can’t knock his honesty,
“At the end of the day we always drop the points and not against the top four – against Tottenham who are bottom of the league.”
Exactly Ade. We may be sitting pretty in the league, but we haven’t played anyone of calibre yet.
“To be champions in this way? You can never be a champion,”
In your heart of hearts, you know he is right. How can we claim to be challengers if we can’t hold onto a 2 goal lead with 88 minutes on the clock?
So, time for Arsene to rescue our season. No more bullshit, no more empty promises… just action on the pitch and if players aren’t up to the challenge, drop them or move them on in January. I am sure their are 220 worthy players willing to replace them who will show some heart on the pitch.
Arsenal fans deserve players who have some fight in them and we deserve a team worth of the shiny new stadium.
So… what do you think the coach is going to do?