By Walter Broeckx
This article is the second of me walking around in the virtual world of Arsenal fans and supporters on transfer deadline day. Part 1, if you missed it, is here.
All the moaning fans were for 100% sure we would sign “Fa Kin No Wan”. Again. Again! AGAIN!!!! Anyone daring to suggest that the day wasn’t over yet was met with vile abuse and was told in no uncertain way that they were deluded, idiots, fools, and more unfriendly names were handed out without hesitation.
The ITM (In The Moan – (c) Walter 2014) [not to be confused with “In the Mood by Glenn Miller a 1940 big band hit – Tony] were out there looking for every AKB type and started insulting them. They were made personally responsible for the lack of signings till then. Because they had been behind Wenger all the way it was there fault that that “stupid French Bastard” didn’t spend the money. As I said even before Transfer Deadline Day we spend a rather high amount of cash on transfers, but it didn’t count on the day. And so the AKB types had to be called names and were haunted out of the internet chased by the AAA mobs and the ITM (In The Moans).
If it had been the real world I think they would have been on the street with pitchforks to teach those AKB’s a lesson. Very intimidating and scary to be honest. There was even an AAA type who dared us AKB to say how we did feel today. You could read that he would make sure we would feel bad if it depended on him. It was a bit like: I feel bad so the whole world should feel bad. I kindly replied to him that I felt great, that the sun was shining and that it looked to be a lovely day. I don’t know if he really could appreciate my suggestion to try to enjoy live a bit more. But that is his problem.
But as I went to bed before it all became final I don’t know how all those “100% sure we will sign nobody today” had reacted to us do signing someone.
But I can imagine their reaction. Probably: What Wenger has signed Welbeck? Wenger out! He lost it completely now. We don’t want Welbeck. He is not good enough. He is a m****, he is…****** …. you get the point.
Because they don’t really care if we buy or not. They are only interested in spitting out their hatred and anger against Wenger. If he doesn’t buy as they said he would do: he should go. If he does buy, as he did, he should go. The hate that some people have is unbelievable.
In times of trophy drought you can even have a little bit (a very little bit) of sympathy for them as in the end we all would like us to win a trophy. But now 3 months after winning the FA cup the hate is still there. Now hardly 3 weeks after having won the CS the hate is still there. Now hardly 4 days after having qualified for the CL for the 17th time in a row but….the hate against Wenger is still there.
Just as the rubbish that players have said when they left Arsenal that they left to win something it is the same for the AAAs. As Falcao has shown once again they don’t really care about trophies. As long as they can make more and more money they will go anywhere. Yes I am looking at you Adebayor, Nasri, Van Persie…hell and this even hurts while typing as I look at you Bacary. At least when a player joins us we know he didn’t come for the money. He came to play football. They could leave later on for the money but when they came to us they sure didn’t come for the money alone.
So the same goes for those AAA “fans”. It wasn’t the trophy drought itself that bothered them that much. It is the person of Wenger that bothers them. Because how else can one explain the hate I have seen against Wenger. And against people who have the guts to defend Wenger. People wishing each other diseases you don’t wish to other people. People wishing fellow Gooners to die in a terrible way because they like Wenger. Should I still use the world people for them? I should as I don’t want to sink to their lows. I have seen AAA types wishing Gooners to get Ebola because they didn’t want to say a bad word about Wenger.
It lead me to say at a certain point that some ‘fans’ do all they can to give Arsenal supporters a bad name.
The signing of Welbeck when the rumour started to get really going was also met with lots of shouting and swearing. Those who had demanded a signing now didn’t want a signing any more. Probably more because they would now look complete fools as Wenger did do what they said he wouldn’t do= spend money. But by then I had enough of seeing the abuse. I have seen enough abuse aimed at Wenger for the next 3 years of his contract. So I would suggest to Tony to be very strict in the next weeks whenever they come over to Untold and start throwing their abuse. Enough is enough and I really don’t want to see it ever again.
My final word on the transfer window to finish this. One central defender extra might have been great. But look at Manchester United. Even they couldn’t come up with a new top class central defender. And at United he would be sure to play. As for Arsenal it is clear that whoever would did come was to be sitting on the bench most of the time. That makes it hard to attract world class defenders who will be 3rd or 4th choice.
I have never shouted for a beast of a defensive midfielder as I am more a believer of the defensive midfielder who can play a good pass. And besides a beast of a defensive midfielder at Arsenal will get at least 5 red cards in a season and will not be able to play half of the matches.
Up front we look good enough once we start ticking. We signed Alexis and Welbeck. We added Campbell. That is 3 more strikers compared to last season. And most of all…. later this month we will have Theo back. He sure feels like a new signing to me!
[Just to make the point following Walter’s comments – anything which is written in commentaries on this site which if said in public in the UK would be an offence, is, at the recommendation of the police, reported to them, with the full details of the writer’s IP address – Tony]
- Oh that lovely transfer deadline day (1)
- The unofficial referee review: Leicester – Arsenal or Mission Impossible
- Welbeck and Henry on the same starting line at Arsenal.
- Who to buy? Danny anyone?
- The psychology of supporting
- 117 players tipped as coming to Arsenal before the window closes
- Why Arsenal recruited a new defence first, then a new attack
- After two games we can start to make one or two judgements
- Winning the opening two league games is not that common for Arsenal
- Arsenal? Nothing to see here. It’s only news when they’re losing.