Arsenal Fans: Wake Up!

Samuel MensahAnalyst ISeptember 12, 2009

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12:  Emmanuel Adebayor of Manchester and William Gallas of Arsenal prepare for the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the City of Manchester Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Well, well, well...I don't want to keep writing negative stories about my team but that is all I have to give after years of nothingness. Unlike some of you easy-lead supporters not once have I been convinced that anything but backward steps have been afforded to a once-feared team.

People will still say things like, "its early days," and "they've only lost two," but surely this latest City result says more than the result itself. It proves what I have been writing on these damn pages for months, to which all I get is disagreement and anger, people telling me I'm being harsh. The problem is I'm not being harsh enough.

I feel some of the so called Arsenal fans on here haven't been supporting the team for long or don't know much about football and it's ever evolving ways. When you are beaten by team who have taken a few of your players and are seemingly breaking into the top four in your expense you have to admit things look bad.

Potential is too long a word in football and time is too short a word. If Wenger were at Chelsea or Liverpool it would be off with his head. My problem is finding the true protagonist of our it the board or is it Wenger?

Wenger has brought a great band of football to the BPL and Arsenal so perhaps he cannot be blamed so. The board in other hand have not put there hands in there pockets for ages when you think that from all Arsene's sales Arsenal have acquired buys through the sales of such big talent over the years.

I understand the stadium has us in debt but it has also handicapped us in the progression of this club. All the big four are in debt but they understand that football isn't really a money making venture and you're never going to see mega profit turnovers compared to other business.

Either the board at Arsenal are greedy or Wenger is mad, you make the decision. The squad is poor, not bringing in replacements for key losses is poor, lack of leadership is poor, making a 20 something captain no matter how good he is is poor, and the excuses are even worse.

Man City have found money and used it and thats how to be successful in the modern game, bad as it sounds the results will say it all. Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool have been doing it for years, and as their squads boost, ours depletes.

I think it's safe to say youth, lack of squad, and inability to spend especially when needed will not win you a thing, not to mention the league, I laugh at the thought. Someone needs to tell who ever is in charge at Arsenal.