Monday 14 January 2013

The Bigger Picture

Story of every Arsenal fan.

It's been a while since my last post, maybe i'll do this more often now.

It's not that I had no time to write, or maybe that was one of the reason. But I could have easily copy-pasted my post for the past few months
and there won't be any significant change in the content.

Last evening was one of the deja vu feelings, where we said "Oh, not this thing again". At one point I nearly tore my hair out in the first half.
The second half was equally frustrating, and not because we played like the first half, but because we lacked that cutting edge and Walcott went
into a hole behind Kompany(no Pun intended). For all his talk of wanting to play as a striker, he proved his inconsistency.

Missing out on Arteta was a big blow and I could not fathom why Diaby had to start in such an important match.
AW said,
"I took the gamble because I feel that it was needed. It’s good that he came through well. He will become stronger very quickly."

I am glad Diaby returned and was able to get through without any problems. But last evening was nto a match he should have been tested in. When Jack had to be brought back, he played 2-3 reserve matches before he was playing in the league again. Also, I don't like the sound of the word "gamble". Why does Arsene have to gamble? Has it come to such circumstances that he can't deploy a player on the field and be confident on him? Is AFC a place to gamble? He has been gambling this way for too long now. His stubborness and arrogance has started to affect the club now, and not in a good way.

The most worrisome part is that there is no one to challenge him. Already so much has been said about the management and I wish the Arsenal fans in England start to protest
against the board who are least interested in the way the club is run. The club is slowly turning into a corporate and a blood soaking one at that.

I might bring on the ire of most of the fans when I say that I understand why RVP left, why Fabregas left(I am sorry but, "having Barca DNA" is not a reason enough.) If Arsenal and especially Arsene and company had been ambitious enough, and winning trophies there would be no reason for anyone to leave. How can somebody in AW's position tolerate 8 years of trophyless seasons at a club like Arsenal?!
Surely, somebody should question him. He is totally devoid of the feelings of the fans, so much so that, he answers everything diplomatically and with a touch of arrogance.

Is only Arsenal suffering from "The Great Depression"? What are we going to boast about? "We topped the FFP charts, Yay!".

If it continues this way, I won't be surprised to see Jack leave too. Arsene had said sometime back that ..
"People want to see Lionel Messi. They don't want to see a promising guy. First of all the name gives hope. When a guy has no name people are already sceptical, so it's much more difficult for us."

The fans wont be so skeptical if they won't be concerned that this unknown name will turn into a world class player and then sold off(Read RVP, Fabregas, Nasri, Song, the list goes on). How can people not doubt?! Can Arsene guarantee that Jack will never leave the club?
I trust Jack so much so that, if Arsene regularly win trophies he will finish is career here. But can Arsene guarantee that kind of success?

I am sorry, but I am almost shaking with anger while writing all this and cannot go on...
Sorry Arsene, I would've held the "In Arsene, we trust" banner proudly. But now it's "In Arsene, we dust". I would love to be proved wrong and would love even more if people jeered me because Arsene WAS the ultimate answer to all our problems,...bigger picture.