A brief inter-lull is upon Premiership football and for the first time in a long while, we Arsenal fans are thankful for the respite.
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I like to keep things simple, really.
I don’t claim to possess the video editing or screen capturing skills of Arsenal Editor or Arsenalist, or the argumentative gusto of Le-Grove or Arseblog or even the diverging views of Gunners town’s many writers. But this I do know: Every time I write about this club, I write with my heart on my sleeve.
And so I decided to stay away from writing for a while; because if I didn’t, especially after the Liverpool game, I’d have put out an article all muddled up in a web of complexities. Because that was the state of my mind then. Evn now, sometimes.
#Arsenal – Crisis? What Crisis? pic.twitter.com/Ky4hyeXBWR
— invinciblog (@invinciblog) August 28, 2017
It’s impossible to not see what is going on with the club and among the fans. Even the usually positive have been left exasperated by the seeming shambles of it all. And no, the problems didn’t just start now, the club had done a good job of plastering and sellotaping the evident cracks, especially at shareholder meetings and press conferences. The cracks started in 2007 with Kroenke buying into the club and eventually becoming the majority shareholder.
A new owner lacking adequate football education and doing seemingly diddly squat to learn about the working of the markets he was entering, gave an overly intelligent manager too much power. And you know what the say about power and it’s hedonistic pull.
Even Frodo Baggins couldn’t resist the pull of the ring.
#GetReal #FreeBeer #2DayWorkingWeek #KroenkeOut #TrumptyDumpty #Deluded pic.twitter.com/Kpt9PqTLGz
— invinciblog (@invinciblog) August 2, 2017
I don’t want to get in the rut of the usual complaints that Gunners make, it’s so tired that we’ve lost the energy to stay angry just like Leeds fans. I remember the post I wrote about my fear of us becoming the next Leeds United – champions before, now relegated to the nether regions of the English footballing universe.
Hear Arseblog on The Independent:
If Arsenal were willing to sell Alexis Sanchez, they should have done it earlier in the summer. Make a decision, even if it’s an unpopular one, and be decisive. Use the money to bring in a player or two who can add some quality to the team in his absence.
But to insist all summer that they would keep him, and under no circumstances let him go, then change their minds at the last minute reflects so badly on Wenger and the club. The Frenchman, despite what people think, is not the greatest man manager around. He does not deal well with conflict, and there’s little doubt that’s exactly what he’s got on his hands right now with Sanchez…
The Chilean is a professional,…Quite how he’s going to behave after this is anybody’s guess.
Sometimes I think we should have just listened to advice and sold Alexis to PSG, then they probably won’t have gotten Mbappe. We then could have used whatever money we got for a Draxler or a Lemar, because, at least, at that time, he (Lemar) was willing to join us but now, not so much. Maybe we should as most fans always say, done our business early. Maybe things would have been different.