You know the fans are getting desperate when people online turn their anger at the bloggers.
‘It’s your fault for not holding the manager accountable’
If you think I don’t use my little mouthpiece here to hold the club, the manager and the CEO accountable… well, I don’t know. I guess you just don’t read around that much.
If you’re upset people who are part of supporters trusts get to meet at the club, here’s an idea, join the supporter groups. It’s not a conspiracy.
If you’re upset bloggers occasionally get airtime with senior people at the club, here’s an idea, set up your own blog, dedicate two hours of your life everyday to writing about what’s going on at the club, build an audience and make it worth their investment.
This conspiracy of influence really doesn’t rub, especially for someone like me. I make next to no money from this, I run next to no promotions with brands here, I take orders from no one. My money is made from my job and I’m lucky enough not to need media dollars to eat.
The problems at the club sit with one man. That’s Arsene Wenger. His grandiose success at the start, combined with his “sacrifice” to keep us competitive during the lean times has led us to a situation where we owed him a debt. No one has the guts to ship him on. No one has the power to make him change. He’s a law unto himself.
It’s a terrible situation that can be solved this season by withdrawing any offer of a new contract. Does Stan have the guts to empower Ivan Gazidis to make the right decision? I have my doubts. But look, he’s losing short-term commercial gains by not having a trophy winning team. He’s the foreign owner who has to sit through dogs abuse everytime he’s in London. Does he want that?
Of course not. Surely he’d like to be loved, or at worse, tolerated like the Glazers.
Wenger is the reason we all hate Stan Kroenke, because outside expensive ticket prices and not saying much, his main crime is being King of the AKB. If he shipped Wenger out, brought in Thomas Tuchel and armed him with £200m… you think we’d hate him?
No way, we’d love him the way any gold digger loves their master.
But let’s see where that goes. End of days for Arsene Wenger. It has to be. This has been the most miserable summer yet. It could prove to be a fatal blow for Wenger’s future, and maybe his legacy.
Let’s hope it’s not that bad.
See you tomorrow!