Since the end of the transfer window there have been calls on social media for supporters to show their displeasure at the club’s handling of the transfer window by making a protest at the next home game against Bournemouth.
Some of the ideas put forward include boycotting the game and walking out after 29 minutes (to symbolise the club’s £29 million profit in the transfer window).
I even saw the ridiculous suggestion that the stadium should be wrecked.
I was less than happy with the club’s dealings in the transfer window but it could have been worse. We bought Lacazette & Kolasniac and have somehow managed to keep hold of Alexis. We’ve also managed to prune a lot of the deadwood from our over inflated squad. On the downside we sold the Ox, didn’t improve our central defence and did nothing about our deficiencies in central midfield. If I was to score our transfer window I would give it 5/10.
I now return to the subject of supporter’s protests. I shall be attending the Bournemouth game. I shall go through my normal routine, I shall be picked up by bus at approximately 6:30am, we’ll stop for our breakfast at Norton Canes on the M6 toll road. We’ll arrive at the stadium around 12:30pm and then my travelling companions and myself shall go to the pub, where I will spend the money I saved by taking advantage of the discount offers on sports store. Around 2:00pm I’ll walk to the stadium picking up a copy of The Gooner and a match day programme on the way.
When I get to the stadium I’ll take my seat and when the team is announced I’ll cheer every name including Alexis’. I shall cheer the team onto the pitch and when it gets to 29 minutes I shall stay in my seat. I won’t walk out for the very same reason I won’t boycott the game and that is my love for the team is greater than any dislike I have for our shambles of an owner and boardroom.
Some talk of the reception Alexis will get but I’ll never boo a player wearing the red shirt. Many will disagree with my stance and that is their right but nobody is going to stop me supporting my team.
Welsh Gooner living on the North Wales coast.
Saw my first game in 1967. We lost 1-0 away to Man Utd and Denis Law & Ian Ure were sent off for fighting. I should have realised then what life would be like as an Arsenal supporter.