So that dastardly interlull is over and we can focus on what’s important; real football. We have Stoke on Saturday and we need a win in what is going to be a difficult run of fixtures that will probably have Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United (whom will have the notoriously deadly
Martian Martial in attack), so it is time in which we gooners have to get behind the team and boy do they need it.
I didn’t see any of the games yesterday, but I don’t think Theo Walcott scored and then there was Giroud. It seems he had a torrid time against Serbia to the extent that he was booed by his own fans and whichever way you look at it, that’s a terrible thing to happen to any player. No matter how good or bad you feel a player is, being booed by his own support has to be up there with some of the worst things that can happen to a football player. I get scathing articles and nasty comments, but when you’re booed on the pitch it means the entire representative team of supporters hates you at that point.
See, the thing is that at the stadium, the spectators watching the game are representing every fan out there, so when they voice displeasure by booing, it’s basically having the entire support turn their backs on you and I feel it’s even worse when it’s your country, with the club fans, one can still rationalize and say it isn’t people you’re kin with, but your own countrymen? That’s terrible.
So what is Giroud going to meet when he come back ‘home’ to Arsenal? Are we going to turn our backs on him too? He may not be everyone’s cup of tea and it’s okay to be disappointed and dissatisfied with our dealings in the transfer market, but truth is, he is all we have. No Welbeck, Walcott isn’t convincing and Arsene seems reluctant to use Alexis there, so who’s left? Yes, Giroud
Giroud might not be a 30 goal a season striker, but he’s surely a 20 goal a season striker (in all competitions that is). This call for support is not just for Giroud, but for the entire team. They need our support, it get people don’t believe we can do much this season and a lot of that blame has to rest at the feet of the manager, but the players give their all week in, week out and we really can’t ask for more. Isn’t that what we all want? A team that gives its all? If we had a team full of world class players that didn’t give their all would we be happier? My guess is no
So Gooners need to get behind the team. We have to go into each game believing in the team, backing them to win regardless whom they’re up against and let’s face it, on our day there isn’t a team we can’t beat. We are so hung up over what we don’t have, what we didn’t buy in the transfer market that we sometimes we forget what we do have.
We have a fantastic goal scorer, a force of nature who has won us games through sheer force of will. We have arguably the best playmaker in the world who does things with such ease, it is unreal. We have a burgeoning world class talent in defensive midfield whose tenacity is matched by few. We have one of the calmest and smartest defenders in world football, a goalkeeper who is nothing short of world class and exciting talent as fullback and a steady if unspectacular person at the other side of the fullback position. We have talent all around the team and even hopeful up and comers.
We have experience and leadership in the dressing room and all over the pitch, something we’ve been clamouring for for years. So don’t count us out yet, let’s go into the season backing the team, willing us to win, who knows, we could have a surprise in store.
So that’s it, there’s nothing else happening I know of, i’ll just twiddle my thumbs and wait for Saturday and hope we can defeat the Orcs