Weird time to be a Gooner right now. My good friend E keeps texting me before games with: ‘Hope your team wins, Wenger Out Out’. E is a bright and loyal Arsenal supporter but he clearly has had enough of Wenger. Fair enough.
Yet we are playing a fricking FA Cup final in just nine days. Why are we not a lot more happy right now? Don’t bother to answer me as I have heard enough reasons over the last few months and indeed years. All valid but they do not work for me.
There was an interesting bit by Garth Crooks about Mesut Ozil in his BBC team of the week section after last weekend. He believed that Mesut would fit better at Spuds as they appreciate football more whereas Arsenal supporters only care about winning, he bluntly wrote. Clearly Mesut would never accept such a demotion to the swamp dwellers but does Crooks have a point re differing ways of appreciating football, and indeed a quality footballer like Ozil?
Ozil really divides the supporters and not just ours. Many a non-Arsenal supporter tells me how they don’t rate Ozil but luckily there are still some real football connoisseurs out there who do more than watch MOTD summaries. 😉
I do think we have lost perspective, though, to such an extent that we have started to take our team and manager for granted. Once we start doing that, dark days will be upon us. We have become a fanbase that rather focusses on removing Wenger than looking forward to a FA Cup final, and with that an opportunity to beat the Chavs at Wembley. There is also an opportunity to become the all time record holders of the most famous football cup in the world.
If the latter is not a reason for your personal happiness and eager anticipation, then maybe it is time to take a breather from the club and football as a whole. Or you could join me and fellow BKers who are still fuelled by the desire for Wenger to hold up the cup as the most successful FA Cup manager in the history of the game.
By TotalArseneWenger 😉