"Where are the idiots who wanted Wenger out?"
"We told you so!"
"Arsene Knows...in Wenger we Trust!"
It is that time of the season again. Arsenal go on a decent run and the Wengerites come out all guns blazing. Conveniently, such good runs occur as a lead-up to a transfer window, providing the perfect excuse to keep Arsenal's cash in the bank.
It is almost laughable. The slightest indication of a recovery is celebrated in a manner more befitting a League or European triumph.
These two trophies are beyond Arsenal's reach but certainly not beyond a deluded fan's fantasy. Arsenal fans, especially Wengerites, have the ability to extrapolate a decent run of results in a manner that would embarrass even the pre-crash real estate investors.
These hardcore fans of the Wenger/Hill-Wood system perceive their delusion as proof of loyalty towards the club, and label the critical fans as traitors.
Arsenal fans who criticize the club during disasters (of which there have been plenty lately) are accused of providing "knee-jerk" reactions and are supposed to "get behind the club" during the difficult times.
Well, times are different now.
Arsenal have supposedly taken the Premier League by storm, and Wenger has supposedly answered his critics.
Let us have a look through the seven major delusions of a "brainwashed" Arsenal fan.