by Don McMahon
Just how profound and deeply ingrained is the pessimism, negativism and miserable affiliation to the dark side of the Arsenal( and total disregard for the facts) some gunners seem to thrive on? After recent excellent displays and cohesive team efforts, the net was brimming over with praise for RVP and the inevitable predictions that he will be off to: (place the name of the Club you feel will poach him in January here ________________) because AW or Gazidis/the Board are too cheap to pay him what he’s worth!
It all started with many plastic fanboys moaning about how useless Chamakh is and how he hasn’t scored for AFC since last November and will never amount to anything. Nobody claims that Chamakh is RVP but when he was scoring in RVP’s absence last year, nobody said he should be sold in that January window. He is a hard working, committed team player who has lost his scoring touch and who is NOT getting much time to recover it, what with RVP’s phenomenal form.
The media has quickly picked up their theme of the month which is that Arsenal are a one man team and that RVP is headed for the exit as soon as he can legally find a suitor ready to pay him his deserved fortune. One of the commentators even said this out loud after RVP scored his second of the day!
Another blogger rightly pointed out that , despite United getting humbled by City, the media will NOT be carrying on about it like they did about AFC but will focus on Chelsea’s getting two players ejected and losing to QPR. No one dares parade SAF’s failures in public like they do Wenger’s, knowing that the United fans and management will not accept it but that too many plastic gunners loved the media’s crucifixion of AW, under the same circumstances.
Thanks to this constant barrage of negative press, even when AFC are in good form and winning, our gloomy-doomer AAA whiners feel happy and secure in the knowledge that, even now, they can snatch defeatism from the jaws of victory. Suddenly Van Persie is our ¨saviour¨, without whom AFC is pure excrement and his team mates are bumbling, inept and incompetent Wenger-drones, roaming around like headless chickens waiting for the next embarassing loss or tie.
Misery LOVES company and the media, pundits, too many asinine former Gunners, AAA’s and other Neanderthals eagerly grab at the spurious rumours, inventions and fabrications dragged out of thin air, inflated with hot air and sold like snake oil to our more gullible supporters by the self-titled experts.
There is NO doubt that every player AW chooses to field in the starting 11 or to sit on the bench, deserves to be there by dint of effort or commitment and has earned his place that particular day. Sure they may have a bad match or even a run of them but who doesn’t have an off day or two on occasion?
People criticize his substitutions but lately we don’t hear their whining because suddenly Arsene seems to have rediscovered his touch in that regard. Until recently Arshavin, Chamakh and Djourou were pure shite and should be sold off in a giant firesale in January according to the sad,mad,lads and lassies holding up poorly spelt and mindless banners on the net. Now we are winning, there are new targets of derision such as Walcott, Jenkinson, and Ramsey (for awhile) but these fickle and feckless fan-boys will soon find more fault with others, as it is in their very nature to denigrate what they purport to love and so it shall remain, regardless of reality.
Despite all this pointless and desperate groaning, I am feeling more and more confident that, as our injured return, as out team gels more and more and as the season takes its toll on the current leaders, we could still pull of a classic Arsenal resurgence that would see us shutting the groaners up once and for all!
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