So much angst has been expended and so many
blogging hours have been spent fretting about the capability of AW to do some
business on the Transfer Market, and yet what are we talking about?
After 8 fruitless years or so, Gazidis has
told us the club is now in the happy position of being able to afford new,
quality players. Yippee!
We have all become impatient watching the
big spenders go out and buy all the goodies in the shop with a plethora of top
quality players ending up with Real, Barca, Citeh, Chelsea etc, and all of them
winning trophies while we end up holding the wooden spoon after buying
Denilson, Santos, Arshavin, Gervinho et al.
But, so far in this window what has changed?
We have only one token freebie player in Sanogo to show for it. Although to be
fair we have made promising noises about Suarez, Rooney and various others
rumoured to be ‘eyed’ or ‘trialed’ by our illustrious manager.
This state of affairs has made even some of
the longtime Wenger supporters, including me; get itchy under the collar, and
others to become genuinely depressed.
There has been much understandable grumbling
from fans about the cost of season tickets in an economically difficult
climate, as well as the increased travel costs etc, whereas Arsenal we are told
are coining it with TV deals, gimormous sponsorship deals and money flowing in
from our Asian fan base, blah, blah. We have dosh coming out of every orifice
it would seem.
But where is the pay back? Why have we come
to within one day of the start of the season and sod all has happened with
regard to transfers?
As someone who might be called a Wenger loyalist, I have to agree that many of
my fellow Gooners are on edge, and if the window closes without significant
additions, there is likely to be an Arsenal fans summer revolution with boos
sounding out around the ground at the first sign of a poor performance and
goodness knows what will happen when we lose, heralding protest groups who will
arrange marches at every turn.
The tom tom beats of disgruntled fans on the
blogs should send out a wake-up call to AW and the Board that they must buy and
buy now, but not just any old player, there must be at least one marquee
Arsene has enjoyed considerable support from
the fans over the years, but many of us will feel the urge to call for his head
if this season peters out to being yet another massive disappointment as
regards trophies or even at least fighting for the top 3 in the EPL.
Frankly it cannot be denied that the Board
have given Arsene a huge amount of leeway in which to run the football part of
the club, and if he does not deliver this season, sadly it might be time to
call for an end to his era.
Ree Rahman is a Gunners Town
reader aged 19 from Tottenham. Born
in Camden, fell in love with The Arsenal when Wiltord Scored THAT goal against