Posted by dandan
The Arsenal blogs are a discordant bunch this week. The mixed mood and extreme opinions are fuelled by the lack of any meaningful Arsenal football action for the next couple of months and the open wounds of the end of season disappointments still smarting.
Blog posters it seems, view the team with either their glass as half full or half empty in various ways; as either bottlers or young men brutalized and wearied by injuries who failed at the final hurdle through inexperience from which they will surely learn.
Is Wenger a genius or a charlatan?
The Board are a bunch of misers on the make or prudent custodians laying down the foundations for future success?
Is the club on a downward spiral devoid of ambition or just a couple of players short and on the brink of the good times again?
Blogger’s frustrations are not helped by a media circus desperate to fly off to South Africa for the World Cup and who, devoid of any real news, daily publish lists of players, supposedly offered, wanted, scouted, rejected or about to be signed or sold by the club. Most of this errant nonsense is made up to fulfill a deadline and taken up by other hacks for the same reason yet still purveyed as the truth.
The extent of this nonsense can be easily tracked on the list alongside this article.
Take for instance the Cesc Fabregas story first filed by two journalists in Spain. Both are well known for their involvement with the two major Spanish clubs and are clearly playing their part in the political machinations of the Presidents as they seek to whet the appetite of their constituents, the fans, prior to election time. At the same time and as an added bonus, they destabilise our club, often cynically followed by a mealy mouthed apology.
So whether true or not these stories are digested and reiterated across the blogs, polished and repeated not only by legitimate fans, but also by interlopers from other clubs who loving such negativity, masquerade as Gooners and post them repeatedly as the truth.
So where does the truth lie, what are we really as compulsive Arsenal followers?
Are we sad people with delusions of Grandeur about our club and it’s position in football hierarchy or pragmatists whose objectivity is only coloured by the stats and information we daily imbibe?