EGYPT, TUNISIA AND LIBYA FALL TO REVOLUTION, NOW ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB MUST BRACE ITSELF FOR REGIME CHANGE AND A NEW WAY FORWARD
ARSENAL 1 -2 ASTON VILLA
So the slide continues. I like many others, including Alan Davies the comedian and devoted Gooner, joined the Black Flag Arsenal protest prior to the game. Change must happen and happen soon; and the more enlightened ones of know what that means – root and branch change – which I have calling for for three seasons as it was very obvious to me where we were going……….nowhere.
Even before KO, the natives were restless. With the Press at long last joined in total unanimity that Wenger has “lost the plot” the atmosphere was volatile. The first twenty minutes of the Villa game made matters worse, serving only to ram home our inadequacies still further. We have:
1. A manager who clearly does not know what to do, and has to quote one senior journalist prior (!) to the game, “has entirely lost the plot”.
2. A team with utterly no confidence.
3. A team with no leadership on the pitch.
4. A team with no leadership off the pitch.
5. A squad that includes a handful as really good players and the vast majority that are well below par and should be shipped out immediately.
6. A Board that believes that now is the time to hit the supporters with an increase of 6%
7. A Board that contains a billionaire, with another billionaire as a major shareholder that is indicating there will be no management changes and that transfer funds are limited.
8. A Club that still does not grasp where the fans anger is coming from. Yes, we desperately want to win trophies, but that is not the real issue. It is the manager’s and the players’ application. Their perceived lack of effort. The constant tippy-tappy football, when there is no Plan “B”. Persisting with poor quality players in the misguided belief that they will come good.
9. A manager who claimed that finishing second in the League for the next 20 years would be an achievement for the Club, when he realsied there would be no silverware again this season – third would have been nice, Wenger.
10. A Club that really does not listen to its real fans. As we chanted on Sunday “Real Supporters”. Not shareholders, boxholders, middle-class Johnny-come-latelies, but real working class men and women that have supported the Club for generations. When Sky pull out or there is some other crisis, the afore-mentioned will all quietly dissappear, and we, the REAL fans will still be there.
SOLUTION – 3 Simple steps
1. Appoint a new World-Class Manager, with his own coaching and backroom staff.
2. Clear out of all dross from the squad – and there is plenty of it.
3. Make substantial transfer funds available to the new Manager.
Fulham finally, and that could be really embarrassing. Go now Arsene, before you are pushed – the Revolution is coming!!