Running Scared (and I am Beginning to think we might struggle to make top 4)
So, the polarisation of Gooners has begun again.
You are either ‘Arteta Out’ or ‘Blind Arsenal Faith’.
There is no middle way.
Gone are the days of reasoned debates and subjective thought process. These have been replaced by vitriol and blind bigotry.
I am on a few fan forums both in the UK and Australia, when fans start physically threatening each other (and players) because they have a different view on Arteta, Xhaka, Pepe, et al, you know it has gone too far and maybe, just maybe you need to take a breath and take a reality check.
We live and breathe football and for 90ish minutes a week it is our everything.
Yes, when we lose, we are p!ssed off.
Yes, when we play badly, we are p!ssed off.
Yes, when X player does something stupid, we are p!ssed off.
But, when that p!ssed offness, takes over your whole life and makes you that so angry, maybe, just maybe, there is something else wrong in your life.
Don’t blame The Arsenal, take a look at yourself.
Now, I know some will accuse me of not caring enough, or not knowing Arsenal enough as I am a ‘foreign fan’ (not actually but that is by the by), but here is my (hopefully) reasonable view on things.
THE PLAYERS ARE SCARED
Scared to make a forward pass in case it is intercepted
Scared to make a forward run-in case they get caught out of position
Scared to take someone on in case they lose the ball
Scared to take responsibility
Scared to stand up and be counted
Well, I’m sorry boys, the cannon is heavy, and you need broad shoulders, you need to man up, stop over thinking and play.
This isn’t as bad a team as our league position indicates and it isn’t “The worse Arsenal squad ever” as some of the extremists would have you believe.
Also, Arteta must take some blame. Over coaching is killing our form.
Chill your bones, Mikel.
I believe you are a great coach, so coach your ethos, but let the players play as well. They are overthinking and so are you.
“You have two types of people: fighters and victims, You need fighters, and you don’t want any victims. Victims bring excuses, victims bring negativity, and they start to blame anything that is happening around them or is not going their way. You need people who fight, people who contribute and people who are ready to give everything to the club in this moment.”
This applies to the players and the manger!!!!
Because, if we don’t sort this out, I reckon we might struggle to make top four this season!!!!!