Morning true believers and ever amazing Arsenal fans. It’s midweek and I am bothered that I haven’t seen Batman v Superman. Now I’ve heard that the critics are unhappy—screw them! What do they know anyway?
Batman’s in it.
On to more Arsenal things, manager Arsene Wenger stated in an interview that he was 100% certain that he would be staying at the club. This naturally brought with it mixed reactions.
Some people love the manager and while they’re all certainly disappointed with the way this season has panned out, the manager still retains their trust.
Others though…well let’s just say they’re tearing their hair out. I’m kinda on the fence here.
The familiarity if Arsene makes me feel secure, like I know exactly what I’m getting from him. We may not win any major honours (Ugh!) but we’ll…I dunno, dazzle a few times I guess.
On the other hand, the same security and sameness of Wenger worries the crap out of me. I want us to win things and while Arsene could win us things, it might not be the things we want to win.
You know what I mean?
Here’s what he said:
“Look, you give your best. I think that the criticism during the season is not very welcome when you fight for the championship, especially after the game against Tottenham where we were a bit unlucky. You have to live with that.
“I have my conscience. What is the most important is that I give my best every day, I work for the club I love and if I can share that love with the supporters it’s even better. At the end of the day I want to make sure that I give my best and that I put my knowledge at the disposal of the team.
“I have no doubt [that I will be Arsenal manager next season] because I am committed. When I do something, I do it 100 per cent. I’m always committed to give my best as long as I am at the club.
“For the rest, I don’t worry too much about all the rest, what people say. All the rest is judgments, opinions and that is linked with the beliefs from the last result or the last disappointment or the last happiness. In my job you focus on what is important and that’s to perform.
“I believe in life you should focus on what you’re appointed for and I’m appointed to perform and do the best for my club. That’s all I focus on. My future is my future, I don’t master that more than you.”
So there you have it. He’s going to be here next season whether we like it or not. So now that we’re stuck with him what do we do? Keep shouting and fighting and abusing him? Or do we at least support the team and constructively criticize when we feel something is wrong?
I really don’t know.
An argument could be made that we shouldn’t take things lying down and fight for the club and make our displeasure known. There’s also an argument to be made that the shouting and displeasure chucking won’t get us anywhere.
So what to do?
It’s a head scratcher guys, I for one will do with some new signings in the summer and at least a respectable title chase for what’s left of the season (even if it’s impossible)