Yes, I am serious about Diaby!
Vieira – Captain and then gone
Henry – Captain and then gone
Fabregas - Captain and then gone
Van Persie - Captain and now going…
Give Diaby the armband and then next summer, we will all be devastated to hear he wants to leave because the club he loves and will always support, lack ambition.
Maybe Spurs will want him by then, after all, he already has a shirt…..
Actually, what about joint Captains and add a long list of players that we all know that should not be wearing the Arsenal shirt, you all have your favourites…!
Onto the pressing matter of Alisher Usmanov and Red & White Holdings. No doubt everyone has by now read the letter that R&W have sent to Stan Kroenke and some will not be happy, however, many of us will be.
If you haven’t it’s here
Make what you want of the contents, again some will agree and some will still say that they don’t want ‘his sort’ near the club.
Didn’t PHW once say that about Kroenke?
This current board has made a lot of money selling to KSE ad now maybe Kroenke, having borrowed money to buy The Arsenal, he sees fit to accept an offer from Red & White Holdings and make a huge profit on the back of his Arsenal shares having done sweet FA for the last 18 months.
There are so many unanswered questions from our owner, we lack direction we lack a vision, we lack him telling us the fans where he wants to take the club, why does he not address our concerns and doubts?
Was it not the last AGM he stood up and said I am not sure what you want me to say?
Is that what we need to hear from our owner?
We want to hear your ambitions for the club Mr Owner, we want to know that you want us to be number one or at least be able to compete to be number one.
Are you so out of touch with what the fans want?.
Do we really want an owner that sits by and is re-active rather than pro-active?
Are we happy with a board full of dead-beats and old has beens who are happy to eat drink and be jolly at every home game at our expense?
We need a board that is forward thinking, one that has ambition and knows where we need to be to be able to compete in this very competitive market.
Are people happy to just sit by and say well what can I do, I can’t have a say in this, my opinion doesn’t matter?
Well it does!!!
Fans matter, we keep the club afloat believe it or not and we make a huge difference as to what goes on at the club.
Do we want change or are we happy to sit and watch things pass us by, is the club being honest with us, have they the last 6/7 years….?
Do we see a future in Kroenke or do we want Usmanov in?
Are people happy to just sit and see our club stagnate.
I for one am not one of them, I know a takeover won’t/can’t happen overnight but if it could, I truly wish it would.
The last part of the letter said a lot about what this so called ‘bad lot’ are about and what their aims are:
It is simple. A debt free club, with a big enough war chest to buy top talent players who can hit the ground running and who can complement the club’s long tradition of developing young players and homegrown talent.
Together they can help the club win the most prestigious trophies – because it is the trophies which are the crowning achievement for everybody at the club.
Finally and reflecting our long-term commitment to the club, we will continue to purchase more shares in the club from anyone who wants to sell them to us.
Also in order to formalise our long-term involvement with the club and put an end to any speculation over our position, we, as the co-owners of Red & White, will proudly retain our holding in the club as a long-term investment for ourselves and our family members to benefit for generations to come.
We want the absolute best for the club and will do what is necessary to ensure the success of the club that we all love.
Isn’t that what most Arsenal fans want?
It doesn’t sound to me like this company/Alisher Usmanov is going away does it, nor does it sound like he wants to breeze in, breeze out and destroy the club in the time between does it?
No, this sounds like someone who respects the club, its history and the fans.
A man who want Arsenal Football Club back where it deserves to be, and that is not scrabbling around on the last day of the season, in hope we pip Spurs to a Champions League spot…
Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic and Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski are being lined up by Wenger and Theo Walcott wants to follow Robin van Persie out the door because he has lost one of his buddies.
Oh, and Terry Burton is back as reserves team coach, good, a ‘proper’ Arsenal man who will hopefully drum into the younger players, just what it means to play for a club like OURS!
Have a good day all……