• Arsenal Message Board

you are viewing a single comment's thread.

view the rest of the posts
  • Govinda Govinda Feb 9, 2013 08:29 Flag

    Great article on on Arsenal fans

    I continue to support the Arsenal that I knew, the Arsenal that we were.

    If you look at the individual components of what makes up a club: Fans, Owner, players, manager, history, it is really mainly the history, the distant history that stands out.

    The Owner is nothing to be proud of or to identify with and the main reason for our continued backward spiral.

    The manager who would not even be employed by any other owner in football today if he had failed to deliver for them for 8 years and only survives because of a bottom line driven owner with no other ambition than sucking the fans dry for his own benefit and relatively docile fans incapable of organizing themselves well enough to force change.

    The players, we have a decent squad with some technically gifted players but for me this is not and Arsenal squad and it hard to identify with such weak characters. Only Wilshire and maybe Podolski has a character in line with what I associate with Arsenal.

    Cazorla, Walcott, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Mert, Ramsey, Gervinho, Giroud, as gifted as (some) they might be, they lack that bit of character, mean streak and "over my dead body" mentality I associate with Arsenal.

    As I said the only 2 players we have who you know will not allow themselves to be pushed around are Wilshire and Podolski. And the only player who seems to die every time we lose seems to be Wilshire.

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • Not sure if anyone else caught Soccer Am today.

      Greg Rusedski was on (and is an avid Arsenal fan).

      When asked his opinion on Arsenal, he said:-

      1. He does not expect us to finish in the top four this year.
      2. He wishes Kroenke would sell his shares to Usmanov and for him to give instruction to Wenger to buy 3x£30m players. This will make a huge difference to our fortunes.

      I know some will say "What does Rusedski know? He is after all Canadian. Well he is also a professional sportsman and has a good idea what is required to win.

      There is nothing wrong with looking back and reminiscing on past glories, but while we support we need to consider what that support means.

    • You are just wallowing in the past again marintii. You started well, then slowly fell away with what sounds more like anti Arsenal rhetoric, than the Arsenal supporter you're supposed to be. Its hard to believe, that you can quote Wilttshire as somebody who represents what you would like to see more of in our team, yet show little of the same spirit yourself. In fact you sound more like a spoilt boy who never got a bike for Christmas. Say something POSITIVE for a change.

    • You are just wallowing in the past again marintii. You started well, then slowly fell away with what sounds more like anti Arsenal rhetoric, than the Arsenal supporter you're supposed to be. Its hard to believe, that you can quote Wilttshire as somebody who represents what you would like to see more of in our team, yet show little of the same spirit yourself. In fact you sound more like a spoilt boy who never got a bike for Christmas. Say something POSITIVE for a change.