Discussion in 'The Lobby' started by kamikaze80, Jan 18, 2009.
Welcome to Arsenal Mania
Hi everyone! I'm Marc and I discovered this site a few days ago, so I decided to join!
I live in Barcelona and I've been an Arsenal fan for 8-9 years, since Arshavin joined the club (yes, Arshavin. He was my favourite player at the moment). And althought Andrei's time in the club wasn't very good, I kept on following the team and I try not to miss any of the Arsenal matches!
So, from now on, I'd be another frustrated fan here.
Do you support any other teams?
Hi, I'm Tom. Repost from another forum, with regards to Wenger:
The stadium project was meant to take us on to a new level. It's purpose was to compete with Real Madrid and Barca, so that we could challenge for big ears.
Before the stadium project, we were on 13 league title wins, United were on 15. After the invincibles, we basically let Wenger treat the club like his pet project.
We have somehow let this old hag get paid 150k a week for destroying our club, reducing it to some type of meme. And yet he keeps getting chance after chance after chance. Mourinho is right about him, he's a ****ing disgrace. We were a dream club before, 10 league titles before Wenger, a clear prestigious identity. I don't see an identity to be proud of anymore. We're a meme now.
Wenger released a statement recently effectively saying we are a feeder club. That we cannot afford to compete (we can).
“You look at world-class players now, you look at Ronaldo, Neymar, Sanchez, their level of financial demands and the level of their costs, you have to go younger and certainly these players are not affordable.”http://news.arseblog.com/2018/01/wen...uting-policy/?
That is just unacceptable. Tell me, who only bought Petr Cech in the summer before Leicester won the league? We were so close in revenue to United 2-3 years ago, we didn't take the risk and buy the big marketable players so that we could be appealing to the Asian tractor and noodle market. What is £100m on a Pogba when the marketing potential is so large? Wenger and the board CHOSE to become a feeder club. We CHOSE to be frugal and thus look like a small club. In the season we lost out to Leicester we only signed Petr Cech!! Ironically, it makes the board less money in the long run.
As a commenter said: If the main allure of our club is that we can offer young players game time and the opportunity to develop, we are then by definition a feeder club. This then means that we should continuously expect our players to play and then hop over somewhere else when they are good enough. Arsène believes that “loyalty” will win over and they’ll choose to remain with the club, but unfortunately that’s not how the world works anymore (Not really sure it ever did).
He has taken this club backwards. So ****ing pissed off that he is content at being a cuck club.
He is so ****ing guilty:
"Despite not being able to compete financially with the richest clubs, Wenger still believes that Arsenal’s ability to offer regular game time to new signings – perhaps down to the fact their squad isn’t as competitive and filled with star names – can play in their favour occasionally.
“What is important today is that we are the club that can maybe give them a chance, more than many other clubs,” he said.
So basically: he said one of our selling points is that we have a **** team so you can walk straight into the starting XI…. “Hey Miki, overall you cannot get in to Man Utd team but you would definitely play if you signed for us. I think you are a top, top, top player and our squad has great mental strength and good spirit. P.S. Did you know I have never broken a contract?”
What a complete ****ing prick, getting paid 150k a week to basically relegate our club into being a feeder club. We're the ****ing ARSENAL. Not Arsène Wenger. We're not his project. This is a complete insult to the history of the club. He really needs to **** off now
Why do we behave like we owe him for all of this ****? We have a much bigger history than Arsène ****ing Wenger. Guy bottled the title so many times since the stadium move. We should have had at least 2 more titles.
Club is a total ****ing shambles now. I don't give a **** if we get Auba, if we get some new defenders. He needs to **** off and his sick mentality has to **** off.
Is that you again Piers? Ffs give it a rest man.
WEll hello all. First post here. Been lurking for ever. But now on.
How do I post in the main transfer rumours thread please all?
I've been an Arsenal Fan since around 1996. Wow long time. Been through the pre-Wenger era all the way to now.
And ofcourse been through all the frustrations!
Morning peeps. Been a lurker for sometime now but thought I would come along and say hi. Does this mean the site will be easier to go through without any ads popping up now and again!
First post here. Arsenal fan since 7, grown up with brothers that are all Spuds so they hate me obviously but I have been a lot happier most of my life while they have suffered!
Hey! I'm a masochist (otherwise I wouldn't support this team) from Romania. Used to be a frequent poster around 5-6 years ago and I'm back to pour my frustrations about this team with you guys. Cheers!
Hello and welcome to all the new members!
(I really mean it, but I also wanted to bump this so I wasn't seeing the pointless "sack Wenger" thread every time I logged in).
If that was the case, you'd be a United supporter. Word to Louis Van Gaal.
Nah, man. The past 12 and a half years have been brutal for Arsenal fans. Manure have been in a slump since Ferguson retired, which is a lot less than what we've gone through.
Should have done an introduction earlier but I was busy burning stuff
Hi all, I was a occasional poster back when Cesc was still Captain. Under Scottish Gooner I think, anyway been a lurker for a few years thought it was time to make an account again. Love the Arsenal, they drive me mad but that's what it's all about I guess.
That may be but our slump has been a drawn out process and I fear that may signal how long it takes us to get back. United, for all this slump talk, still have a couple of trophies and are currently 2nd in the league....
I agree they have had it worse but I fear mentioning this too often because as Gooners we just don't know what the future holds.
Hi I am Lucy, I am 27 an avid Arsenal fan and primary school teacher on maternity leave.
Welcome Lucy hope you enjoy the forum.
She's a troll.
Welcome Lucy. Good to have a Primary School Teacher on the forum.
You'll know how to sort out unruly children which will stand you in good stead for all the keyboard warriors on here.
Been on an involuntary hiatus for several months. Cannot get my old user record to work. Been trying different browsers, computers etc. Trying with new user name and on Crome. Old user name was CaseUteinberger. Feel I need the relief of Arsenal Mania forum when we play bad on Saturday mornings though. My wife and kids are little help and don't want to hear me complain or discuss anything football related.
So here we go again!
New member, lifelong fan of the Arsenal. A proud Yankee football fan looking forward to throwing in my two bitter cents as we celebrate and lambaste the great man on his way out the door. Gooner 4 life!
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