Arsenal fans must step back and reflect after recent Arsene Wenger antics

Wenger won't be pushed into paying over the odds

Wenger won’t be pushed into paying over the odds

Yes, it’s bloody frustrating supporting Arsenal, but hey, at least it’s not boring. Over the last few weeks, the vitriol between the pro and anti Arsene Wenger camps has reached fever pitch and Twitter has gone into melt down.

I think we should take a step back and reflect.

Arsene deserves the utmost respect and credit for everything Arsenal have achieved over the past 17 years, in the face of the constant spending of the Sheiks and the Oligarchs, Arsenal have competed every season, built state of the art facilities and have a realistic financial model, so that when the money men have gotten bored of their play things, Arsenal will be left standing as the model of how to run a football club

Yes, we’ve been the nearly men for 10 years, but we were nowhere men for many years in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Yes, Arsene has stuffed up some key signings, but at least we haven’t done a Manchester United, stuffed up the whole team and missed out totally.

Yes, we’ve let some big names go, but do you really want to be held to ransom and pay ludicrous wages (£200k a week) to players after ONE good season?

No, I’m not happy that we’ve only won one trophy in ten years, but I’m content that we are in the mix.

And, yes, it’s time to be a realist, we are in an enviable position that most clubs would snap your hand off to be in.

We all need to take a chill pill, relax and remember why we support The Arsenal and SUPPORT The Arsenal, win, lose or draw.

Just remember;


If you can keep your head when the faint hearted around you

Are losing theirs’ and cursing you know who,

If you trust in Arsenal when those around doubt you,

But you can understand why they are doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

And believe and just ignore the lies,

Or live with hatred and don’t give way to hating,

And see the truth behind all those lying eyes:

If you can dream—then dream that we will conquer;

If you can think—and then make victory your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

Do not listen to the ‘truth’ tabloid spoken

Twisted by them to make the doubters fools,

Do not watch as they try to bring it down, broken,

Claiming Arsenal don’t have the ability or the tools:

If you bask in glory when we are winning

Then you must accept the defeats and the loss,

When we lose, we start at the beginning

To strive again, to show them who is boss;

Use your heart, your nerve and your sinew

To support them for now and on and on and on,

And hold the faith when there is nothing in you

Except the will inside that says ‘be strong’

If you can watch the bad games and keep your virtue,

And watch the fickle lose faith and then lose touch,

If neither foes or unbelievers hurt you,

Because you know deep down it means too much;

If you can wait for that one magic moment

Within all the 90 minutes that are run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And—which is more—you’ll be a GOONER, my son!

From father to son a Gooner

From father to son a Gooner

Steve Wellman


6 Responses to Arsenal fans must step back and reflect after recent Arsene Wenger antics

  1. will November 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    Another spud site pretending to be arsenal piss off a a a

    • Dave Seager November 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

      The author emigrated to Australia years ago and still retains his season ticket such is his love for club so why don’t you p..s off?

      • wellmington November 18, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

        As Dave said, jog on !!!

    • gee November 18, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

      Another moaner

      • wellmington November 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

        Why is having passion & calling for calm & reason moaning?

  2. Victor Thompson November 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    We all know about the last 10 years. Until then we were not only competing, we were winning trophies. We did manage to stay in the running for the premiership ( well at least the top 4 ) but even when AW and the board admit that we can now compete with the best clubs for signings, we still have not improved.

    We have spent money, but in the wrong places and AW cannot devise a balanced team. He cannot change tactics when it is required and he does not have a clue who and when to bring on substitutes. He watches the clock until it reaches 70 minutes gone, whatever the circumstances, before he makes a substitution other than because of injuries.

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