And what a shocking one it was in the end….
Let me highlight something which has been in the media, something which may be relevant at our club and the problems within…..
A couple of weeks ago, me and the Mrs was watching Piers Morgan’s programme on television, his guest was John Prescott the ex deputy Prime Minister! I must admit, this man is not one of my favourite people but I started to watch regardless.
I was quite surprised to hear that this once powerful Politician had a ten-year eating disorder and after gorging himself, he used to make him self sick to relieve the bloated feeling he felt.
He also went on to talk about his affair with an aide in his office. He wanted to apologise to his wife publicly while she was sat in the audience.
He explained that his affair ‘just happened’ and slowly.
He admitted how stupid he had been and how he loved her today, he now realises what a fool he was and how much he appreciates her loyalty.
Strange, it took 3 years of liaisons before he felt guilty!
It may of not helped that the woman that he had been seeing had decided to sell her story and made it public.
Now this story made me think of the Arsenal, why I am not really sure.
But I feel that supporters have been kept in the dark for to long, we have been supportive, we turn up and do what we consider to be our duty, we support through thick and thin but, just like Prescott’s wife, we get s**t on.
Prescott, always being a staunch Labour man, is now in a job that a few years ago he would have scoffed at but when a position in the house of Lords was offered, he readily accepted the offer, that seems to be the way the man is!
Now I am not casting dispersion over our present manager but personally, I haven’t waited three years like Mrs Prescott, I’ve waited six years. Six years of empty of promises and I now feel our manager must come clean.
Surely it is time for Arsene Wenger to explain publicly what his game is?
Is he bigging up targets so that fans renew their season tickets, or his he really going to be ‘very active in the transfer market’ and finally add some experience to our squad in the areas we need?
Has he got a hidden agenda?
If he has, come out and tell us or maybe he should think about moving on, allow a new man to come in and endeavour to put his wrongs right. I for one can remember Arsenal in a better light than they are in at the moment and I want them back!
Six years in my opinion is too long to wait for success. The Emirates is a sixty thousand seater stadium with gate receipts of £3million for every home game and in my opinion, with that kind of income we should be able to afford better players than the present Manager is employing.
Supporters have started to stay at home, go to the pub or anywhere rather than attend The Emirates, empty seats were clear to see during our last home game against Aston Villa, surely if things don’t change for the better, this will just become the norm?
Arsenal and Arsene Wenger – please change your views, your policies and certainly the way you perform in the transfer window. I believe you have one transfer window left, either come clean and move on, or buy what we really need to progress…..
Just one transfer window, just one to prove that you do care about the fans, but more importantly, prove that you really do care about OUR club, the club we all support and love…..
Are the club really thinking of buying big, or is it just another game being played in the media by Wenger? He has deliberately not brought the quality players that we all believe we should have a few seasons ago why do some think he is about to change his ways?
He has talked about ‘the possibility of signing Benzema’, we have heard things about Cahill and other good players, but will we just end up with Oxlade-Chamberlain, Squillaci the 2nd or similar?
If it’s the latter and a few other players we have never heard of, fans won’t be happy will they?
Everything at Arsenal seems to be increasing when it comes to cost but one thing that doesn’t look to be on the increase is quality and experience in our players. In fact, any quality and experience we do have are linked to a move away over the next few weeks.
So right now things look a bit grim and if it stays the same, it will cost a lot more money to watch a less attractive side and as Paul Merson said after the Aston Villa game….
If you had a dress shop and couldn’t sell your dresses, You wouldn’t put your prices up would you.
Written by Steve Palmer.