Our League season is unravelling

Just like that suit I bought in Aldi last week. What a load of shit we have been in our League matches for the past few months. It’s the hope that kills you. We folded faster than Superman on laundry day once again yesterday, there is something seriously wrong with the way we prepare for these early kick offs, and also how we approach each game tactically. Our tactics appear to be, ‘let’s just hope for the best’ when playing on the grounds of our nearest rivals, and the manager must take full responsibility for this. Tactics are absolutely non existent, and the players are not playing for him right now. To wait until it was 3-0 yesterday before making any changes was just shameful; what the fuck was he thinking? We stank the place out in the first half, why did he think those players were gonna do any better in the second half?? Take them off! Flamini, Cazorla, Podolski and the rest were all complete shit, and yet they all got to stay on the pitch until the 65th minute. Disgrace.
The remainder of our season is now all about the FA Cup run, God help us if Wigan manage to score first on Saturday – the atmosphere will be pure poison, as the supporters are at their wits end. Not enough activity in the transfer market, injury after injury, and on top of all that, the ticket prices are going up! What a massive fucking shitstorm there is at Arsenal at the moment, and it breaks my heart. I normally like to try and remain calm when all around me are losing theirs, but fuck that shit, things are gonna have to change, and those changes are gonna have to be big.
I try to look surprised that we have ended up in exactly the same situation we have been in for the past four seasons, in scrapping for the fourth place trophy, but I think we all saw it coming. Injuries to Ramsey and Walcott happened well before the end of the January window, but instead we try to do it on the cheap and bring in a crocked player on loan. Jesus fucking Christ when are they gonna learn?
Save us, FA Cup ; you’re our only hope.

Hammered and humiliated

I’ve had some high points as an Arsenal fan, and I’ve had some low points too, and bloody hell, Saturday is very close to being an all time low – certainly for a League game. Not quite as bad as losing cup finals in the last minute or on pens, or semi finals against 10 men in extra time, but it is right there as one of the worst days I have ever had while watching the Gunners.
What an absolute shambles. Every one of the 11 players, and the manager and coaching staff should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. The best teams go to the ground of their rivals and keep things tight for the first 20 minutes, and then grow into the game ; we were 3 nil down by then.
Regular readers of this blog will know that I like to keep things positive, but after days like Saturday that becomes increasingly difficult. There is now a massive shitstorm in full affect, and massive pressure on the manager after the way his 1000th game turned out. A 6-0 defeat certainly wasn’t in the script, and losing to those blue bastards will always cut me to the bone.
Plenty of poisonous reactions from various supporters since, and I can understand them to some extent, but there are always some who go too far. Whatever happened to sensible debate and listening to the opinions of others? We are now back to the sad situation of fans fighting amongst themselves, as our season collapses around us. Nothing has changed since 2010, it would seem.
Something’s gotta give. If we don’t win the FA Cup then there will be a massive negative reaction, this time not just the keyboard warriors, but the match going fans too.
Before our trip to Wembley, we have some massive League games, and we have to recover as best we can. Morale in the team will match that of the fans, and I fear that Olivier Giroud will be the lightning rod for criticism for the rest of the season unless he finds some form from somewhere. We have lacked a player to single out for stick this season, but I fear that kinda thing will be on the way back soon as supporter’s frustrations get the better of them. It’s easier to criticise a player out on the pitch than it is to criticise the board or manager, so hold onto your hats.
We’re all in this together.