These last two games of the season are so massively important, we can’t afford to inject the typical poor support for the team that those who usually attend home games emit. This is the time to get behind the team 120%! None of these awkward silences and conspiring whispers and jeers. For these last two games, our fans need to be so vocal, that it draws attention from the commentators, distracts the opposition, and energizes our beloved gunners.
The Spirit of the Gun Rages On: by SN
This year, as we all are perfectly aware of the fact that Arsenal is navigating through deep water. It’s a tough time but as the clichéd ‘every tunnel ends up opening a new daylight’, we are actually quite near the summer sun. It’s been really tricky and hard to push the way forward, but we are almost there to bang start a new season in 2013. This campaign is more or less over in silverware perspective but, it’s still a while to reach the finish line. So it’s high time we let go off all the miss hits, embarrassments and frustrations and support the great team to finish up in top four. It’s no use sulking and complaining this late in a season and hence rather back up our men in Red and White.
Three out of Three? by BN
Can we end February with three out of three? I hope so and think we can.
First up we face Blackburn in the FA Cup, a home tie, and if Arsene picks the right team we will win! Arsenal are miles better then them and as long as there is no complacency we will go through. I personally would pick the strongest team available.
Fans should be thanked not dismissed. by GP
Hello fellow Gooners, With the current situation regarding our beloved football team being a major concern to most of us, I’m sure we all have our point of view on what needs to be done. However i would like to say a few words about the clubs most important commodity… Us the fans.
At various stages in our lives we all decided that Arsenal was the club for us. We were not invited or forced into it although the club runs deep in many families. Regardless of age or sex we have invested time money and most importantly for a fan, emotions into this great club. We have experienced great joy and great disappointment but whether we realised it at the time, we were all interconnected.
Arsene Wenger had to listen to the Arsenal fans at Aston Villa chanting “You don’t know what you’re doing” at this weekend’s game against Aston Villa, and (rather like Rafael Benitez’s reaction to the Chelsea fans) is pretty sure that it is only a minority of verbose Arsenal fans that really want him to leave the club, and these are the views promoted by the media.
“That some fans are not happy when you draw 0-0 at Aston Villa I can understand because I am not happy,” Wenger said after the game. “I want to win the game as well.
The second biggest Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has made an interview which seems to be a peace offering to Stan Kroenke in which he declares that he has never petitioned for a place on the Arsenal Board, but just wants the club to stop selling their best players and so increase their chances of winning a trophy.
This seems to be the only complaint he has about how things are going at the club. Usmanov said: “Nobody can convince fans that the club is doing fine if for the past three or four years the club has been selling its best players.
Wenger defends financial fair play
Yesterday a meeting was held, where all the 20 Premier League clubs where various methods of implementing the upcoming financial fair play were suggested. Although no final decision has been taken, most of the clubs are in favour of these rules.
Arsene Wenger, who is known to be a long term fan of FFP, said – “You should just get the resources you generate, that will determine the real size of the club.
“I personally am a long-time defender of financial fair play because I believe in the strength of purely football.”
Summer signing Oliver Giroud has had a bit of a rough time in the English Premier League so far, by both the fans and the pundits. His performances have deserved some criticism as he hasn’t performed to his maximum, but every player takes time to adapt, its different for individual players. There’s no doubt that the Frenchman has quality as he finished as Ligue 1 top scorer last season as he helped Champions League opponents Montpellier drive onto the French first division title. But now he is in England and must take his opportunity when it comes before the pressure builds too high for him.
The injured Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been out of action all season and has a lot of spare time to watch lots of football, but it seems that he angered a lot of Arsenal fans by his unbridalled joy at Chelsea’s excellent comeback win against Napoli on Tuesday night.
Wilshere tweeted during the game: “Just jumped up when Lamps scored! I want chelsea through….English and proud! Come on you blues!”
Lampards penalty was followed up by Branislav Ivanovich’s winner in extra time, and Jack Wilshere was just as quick to congratulate them again after the game. He tweeted: “Great result for Chelsea, flying the English flag high in this years Champions League! Shame we couldn’t join them, was so close!”
It has been revealed this morning that the Arsenal board (including Stan Kroenke and Arsene Wenger) are set for their regular monthly meeting on Thursday this week, and the respected English newspaper The Telegraph relates that the discussion will focus on the recent disappointments and future plans.
They also say that Kroenke will announce his full support for Arsene Wenger to turn around the misfortunes of this season, and his faith in the Frenchman to take the club forward, whether the Gunners finish in the Top Four or not.
This weekend is crucial to all the top teams in the Premiership and the winners will be counting their blessings, while the losers will be rueing an opportunity lost.
Man City face Tottenham and the winners will have a great boost to their title hopes, while Arsenal face Man Utd who also can’t afford to drop points to keep up with their Manchester rivals.
But Arsenal have their backs to the wall and a defeat could see them drop back to seventh in the table and be left with a mountain to climb to get back into the Top Four.
Arsenal My Team, Our Team by Atts
With all the rubbish coming out in the papers which might be true or not, all its doing is just working us against the club we support. I mean, I am reading now on many sites about fans boycotting the games or giving up their memberships or not even buying merchandise. I understand the views of the fans but we shouldn’t be turning our back against the team we love and support. We should be supporting Arsenal all the way no matter what state our club is in. Yes, we can voice our concerns but not by going against the club.