Who are we to say – ‘There needs to be change at Arsenal Football Club’ by JM
Arsenal Football Club and the clubs board do not know, well they certainly do not take us seriously. Are we as a fan base happy with the last seven years? Are we happy with inconsistency and our goal of finishing just top four which has now turned into a scrap to keep our heads afloat. Are we happy seeing some of the best footballers the world has to offer leave. Are we happy with replacing them with ‘Potential’ at best or more usually some of the biggest flops this club has ever seen. Are we happy at paying the highest ticket prices?
The Arsenal fans must be the most forgiving of any fan base given that most fans I speak to are not happy with the way the club has conducted itself in it’s most recent history. Arsenal Football Club is declining in it’s ambitions, performances, stature and in it’s respect to the fans, yet we pay our money and turn up with hope that all this promise and potential comes together and that all our patience we have given was not for nothing
So what is wrong and why are the fans not being heard?
Firstly, we no longer have a place we can call home, our fortress, our stadium, maybe we it just needs it’s first taste of success to ingrain some history to our new home. Then comes the issue of allowing our best players to leave. They are the glue that holds all that potential together, who the youngsters look up to and who drive the team forward yet we watch them all leave. Last and by no means least is the issue with the clubs lack of ambition and killer instinct to acquire new, quality additions which leaves fans window after window scratching their head and wondering about what could have been.
I now come to the question ‘why the voice of the fans is not listened to?
This for me is the simplest issue, we pay the money they want and except for booing, don’t do anything about our decline and poor performances. So what steps do we take to make the club and board start to take us seriously, boycott the games, protest at the stadium.
Share your views of what you think we should do as the fans, without which the club would be non existent.