Being a while since my last post(an understatement,right) but here goes.apologies.
Being a gooner for mor than a decade(of course no where that runny mouth Piers Morgan) and seen the club go through many phases; even our current 7-year trophy drought. The beginning of July saw the majority of gooners(yours sincerely included) looking forward to the beginning of the new season with a feeling of hope;hope of the possibility that the early acquisition (very un-Wengerish)and arrival of olivier giroud and lukas podolski could translate into silverware;quenching the trophy-thirst of the collective. So it remained until the July 4th bombshell (he probably synchronised it with the USA 4th of july fireworks)dropped by our best performer by far,Robin van Persie. The club captain in an open letter posted on his website stated his intent not to sign a contract extension but what he left unsaid is his desire to seek pastures different and soon. His reasons? The club’s vision not gelling with his;that to me is just a load of bollocks. It is quite callous and disloyal coming from a player who just had his first full injury-free season; a player whose long-heralded potential just blossomed into ability. Added to this is the seemly slap-in-the-face the statement his to Arsene,who(though I have gripes with him) stood by him through years of being more on his bum than on his feet doing what he was being paid for.
However,RvP’s letter was followed immediately by that of arsenal second highest shareholder- Usmanov. A letter stating Usmanov’s desire to take the club to the heights by providing the necessary ammunition(I.e money,wht else?) to compete while at the same time highlighting the inadequacies of the Kroenke-led board. In my opinion,the letter is well-crafted,illuminating but sight must be made of its timing and the unsaid.
So,here are the facts- we have a runaway player in RvP, a boardroom that is on the brink of implosion and probably a team running the risk of being weighed down.
The question therefore is: where do we go from here?
Till the next post,namaste.