Change at the Arsenal helm
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Dear Arsene Wenger,
I've been a Gunner ever since I've understood football and have been proud of the club from day one. Respecting the club also means respecting you, the man who has lead us for the past 20 years, from cruising through the Invincibles season to making sure we stay at the top end of the table even when our squad was below par and our treasuries depleted.
As a fan, I and millions of others like me understand the roller coaster of emotions that you've gone through all these years because we have been together on that ride too.
It's a hard fact to swallow but true nonetheless, 13 years without a major title is quite simply a horrendous statistic for a club like Arsenal and a manager like you. The blow can be softened by the fact we've won 2 FA cups and a community shield during this time but it still does not hide our poor run of form towards the fag end of the league every season or the restricted display in Europe. Arsenal has always been a talent powerhouse for future superstars where we've nurtured plenty of brilliant footballers but over the past few years we've never had a striker in the same league as Henry or Bergkamp, you know, that one radical who can change the entire game. True, they were legends of the game and it's hard to find players of that talent easily but it's been a long time since the turn of the millennium and it's quite depressing we still do not have that lethal strike up front. Signing Sanchez and Ozil was a reprieve but looking at Ozil's recent run of form and Sanchez's repeated frustration at the team's failures it's not hard to imagine the two of them would be leaving us soon.
Europe has been our Hindenburg, our Troy, our enteral curse. We've crashed out of the last 16 tie for the past 6 years straight and looking at the Bayern loss yesterday we're looking at making that 7. It's heartbreaking to see the pattern repeated every season in the same horrible format and the light at the end of this horrible European tunnel seems very very far off.
I believe all the hatred against you is unwarranted. But, these are the exact people who are looking for some a shred of hope, an iota of change in the tactics that can take us to the top of the game.
From one gunner to another, Arsene, all of us thank you for your brilliant service all these years but I know it hurts you as much as it does when the story of same old same old continues. It's time to usher in a change to the Emirates, one that'll strike fear not only in the hearts of teams in England but all across Europe.
it's now entirely up to you to give the mantle to someone whom you trust will make Arsenal's legacy great again. Stepping down does not mean you have failed, it just means you love the club enough to let it go. After all, you have Arsenal in you, Arsene.
Victoria Concordia Crescit,
Gunner for life
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