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We have been struggling the same way for past 3, 4, 5 years, but I don't understand if its Wenger, the board, or somebody else, but we're going through the same problems, lack of reinforcement in certain position is causing us, yet again.

I understand the injury to Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Giroud, Debuchy, Kos are unexpected, but you loan out Jenkinson(our 2nd RB), thinking we can go for a season with 1 experienced RB? even if you're thinking to use Chambers as a cover RB, you sold Verm5, now you're thinking to go for a season with 2 natural CBs? do you think Flamini is good enough? he will struggle to make into first team at Burnley, he's years are behind him, is the quality of Arsenal that low? oh we have Arteta that is in his 30s?

Wenger to us is like a father figure, but I think he have this season, and if we have the same problem next season, I think he'll be out...
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Arsenal are not the same club they once were and they haven't been for quite some time now. It has come to the point where the club's most prominent players in recent memory have decided to seek greener pastures, the fans have become divided to some degree, and the players appear to show a lack of belief and fight.

A lot of you should be coming to grips with this by now.

Arsene Wenger has lost his touch, and is on course to crippling Arsenal. The board seems incompetent, much like the manager's understanding of tactics, and the projection I'm seeing if things continue this way isn't pretty.

Of course, loyalty is an honourable concept to cherish, but there comes a time when a mutual agreement must be met for the betterment of the club. If Wenger cares about Arsenal, he'll consciously accept his self-destructive tendencies which are limiting the club's potential, and he'll honourably step down while he's still admired by a fair majority of the club's fans.

I don't know how Arsenal's administration is structured, so this next bit might sound silly, but whoever happens to be in charge, be it a chairman, or a group of individuals - they'll have to go too. Arsenal will be run exclusively by it's fans, and a select few individuals, preferably those who are from the community and who have a deep understanding of football and finances, will take the role as a representative faction (e.g. presidency, board of directors, etc).

Next, Puma will be boycotted. They either decide to take a genuine interest in aesthetics or Arsenal will cease working with them altogether once their contract expires.

I'll share with you all what next I will decide for this club after the aforementioned events have been finalized.

You are dismissed.
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Bro, I'm not sure how you've come to some of your conclusions, but I'm lost...

I doubt any major European club will ever be run by fans from the local community. Football is now a business, whether we like it or not. It is a romantic concept to think that local roots can hold sway in the modern era, but they cannot. That means you need a board of directors or a chairman, a commercial division etc. All major clubs are run like businesses, they have slightly different approaches, but we're all still business. Behind porn, I'd say football is one of the biggest business of the modern era.

Don't take this next bit as a direct criticism of you, but our fans are the worst. Arsenal fans must be the most fickle, short-sighted fanbase in the league. We are so desperate for gratification in the form of trophies and bragging rights that we can't see the bigger picture, the vision for the future.

I'll admit that as a fan, I've often sat there and thought to myself "why isn't he doing this!? Why is he leaving this guy on the bench/starting this bloke who has done nothing" etc etc But there is no way fans could exclusively manage a club, on an operating level it would be a disaster. And how do you decide which fans get the honour of ballsing it all up? What qualifies fan 'A' over fan 'B'?

I'm not sure how you can boycott Puma, either. They're the new kit manufacturer and have just signed the most lucrative deal in our clubs history. When the contract is up for renewal, we'll see what offer they put on the table and whether or not Nike/Adidas/anyone else wants to try to win us over to them. But football is a business, so trust me, we'll go for the option with the most attractive revenue prospects, regardless of aesthetics, which are completely subjective anyway.

As for Wenger, I think his time is up, which is a shame because he has taken us from being a mid-table club who won a trophy once every 20 years to a major player at the European table, and he did it with style. I don't buy into the whole argument that he is tactically naiive/clueless. That is just tripe spewed out by the media and hack pundits like Paul Merson. He can't properly enunciate the words 'tactically clueless', how am I to believe that he knows so much about tactics?

However, Wenger has lost a large section of the fanbase and I don't think he can ever win them back. Even a UCL win wouldn't appease the WoB. It would be nice for him to go out on a high, winning the league or UCL. He deserves to, after everything he has done for us.

However, this contract extension was more than likely his last. I think there is a successor already lined up and we're just biding time for that person to become available. Wenger might be the last person some of our fans want, but he is what we've got, and who we will have until 2016. My advice to all gooners is to make your peace with that and get behind the team on match day.

The board will not fire Wenger, but I think he will walk away at the end of his current contract. We're just treading water with Wenger at the moment, not sinking, but not swimming with any purpose, either.

The funny thing is, I think we're exactly on par given our expenditure on wages/transfer fees. If you had to rank the top teams on money spent over the past decade (wages and transfer fees), that table would look something like

1. City/Chelsea
2. City/Chelsea
3. Liverpool/Utd
4. Liverpool/Utd

the fact that we've consistently achieved 3rd/4th over the past decade suggests that is exactly where we should be (maybe slightly overachieving), since we weren't competing at the same level in the transfer market.

Anyway, I'm hoping that we can at least support the players on match day, regardless of what people think of the manager's tactics. Protest all you want on the other 6 days of the week, but on match day please keep your negativity at home and bring your positivity to the stadium. The players need it, the club needs it.

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Same points as Spurs....


:(
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we are no better than them tbh we couldn't even beat them at home
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We're as bad Spurs now? wow how we have fallen.
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Spurs have no identity and don't play for each other. That's the only explanation for why they can't play well consistently under any manager.

Our problem is .... well a lot of things
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The fact that we're 2 points away from Stoke City is even worse.
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Oh s**t! Just realized Newcastle are ahead of us. That's shocking.
They were at the bottom of the league for a while and their fans calling for Padrews head. Where did they come from?
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Henry's last home game. Playoffs.

Brad Wrights-Phillips in action as well.

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Lost. Goodbye Thierry Henry.

At least I saw some Gooners around. Oh, I saw this Chelsea guy and I wanted to...

Congratulate him for winning the EPL before it even started.
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Sick!!!
Why won't he play in the 2nd leg?
Can we get the Eric Idle video on our forum video list as well?
Aston villa to get a result against SOTON. You heard it here first 😎😎
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Southampton and West Ham have been among the most enjoyable teams to watch this season. If Song, Valencia and Sahko had played against Everton, West Ham would have won.
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What an absolute idiot Gaston Ramires, his team are winning and he goes an does that.
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Yep it was a daft tackle. 1-1 now
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2-1 to Spurs now, They've surely won.
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All bc vertonghen acts like a penis and shoves his knee into him. Bullshit plays like that effecting the game is unfortunate. Hmmm kind of like fellaini giving Gibbs a shove of extra momentum into shezny causing an injury and an own goal on the shoved player.

They get the win as a result of dirty play. I'll take a loss as long as we do it with class and a willingness to rise above.
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Gaston Ramires, just another one of those flops. What more can be said.
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That's exactly what's wrong with us. When push comes to shove we can't produce, there's always times when we have to play dirty but we just simply can't. I really don't care what we do as long as we win, even if we have to play dirty.
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I rather play beautiful football and take 0 points than play like Stoke City and pick up 3 points.

Its only frustrating for me, when we're playing like a couple of high school players and pick up nothing.


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