We are at that stage of the season again when everybody talks about what a model club Arsenal are and how they are the victims of the money minders at Man City and Chelsea. Its that stage of the season where Arsenal usually drift away from the title chasing pack. And to the detriment of Gunners fans they are not even in the reckoning this year.So how has that this youth embodied economically utopian club with their physicist like manager run themselves to the ground when it comes to chasing titles? Apart from the alleged oil-clad dough pumped into the boardrooms at SW6 and M11 that our usual so called socialistic detractors of the Premier League would have us believe, the obvious reasons are apparently still a mystery to our history loving Gooner fanatics.
Piers Morgan has finally spoken. Atleast on the issue of Van Persie leaving while you could be forgiven for asking when he actually zipped it last. Absolute Radio was the platform where our two looney Gunner fans/critics (I doubt they are either) of Piers Morgan and Ian Wright had a shot each at the thought of what their beloved Flying Dutchman would do come the summer. While the threat of Van Persie leaving is imminent, Piers Morgan with his usual lack of sleight confrontational head of his is more concerned about him moving to the blue half of Manchester rather than worry about his club’s unwillingness to win games without him scoring. In that process he also had a potshot at Nasri who he called a mercenary. I’m sure I won’t be the first non-Englishman to remind him that moving from just being a columnist at The Daily Mail to host of Piers Morgan live on CNN would be the definition of what he just mentioned. Talking of Nasri, the Gunner fans are so distraught at Nasri for taking an opportunity to win titles that they claim all he wanted was an opportunity to earn twice that of Van Persie. With the money obviously being a factor, I still am not sure whether any footballer currently playing in Europe offers his services voluntarily to win silverware. Equally galling is the Gunner ignorance of having to pay Arshavin $85000 a week for impersonating a 10 year old boy who just won a contest to be on the pitch for AFC. Not stopping with those snides at Nasri, it also appears as if they are continually reinforcing the idea that Fabregas has left for the Garden of Eden leaving paltry earth behind in suffering. What is not so apparent, startlingly so, is that Barcelona FC are paying Fabregas more than Arsenal ever did only for him having to pay a million euros back every year to the Gunners to make up for the transfer fee. It surely is also striking that Fabregas under the guise of wanting to play for his boyhood team, went to the most successful football team in the last 50 years. All the more reason to not alienate Nasri for having gone to a club who have won almost nothing for the last 35 years be it for more money. The whole business of silverware has not only irked Gunner fans in the thousands but also the young ideal technical and athletic footballer that Arsene Wenger premised his whole endeavour on.