I’ve been following Arsenal’s transfer dealings for many years now and know the signs when a deal is done … believe me … Mikel Arteta is going to be our next manager.
He’ll know the magnitude of the challenge he is facing – he saw it graphically on Sunday when City exposed the physical, technical and cultural flaws in our play.
As a supporter … (I’m speaking to you!) … do me a favour, if you want the best for Arsenal and are not waiting for the opportunity to say “I told you so” then this is all you have to do:
- Be patient.
- Get behind the players.
- Get behind the manager.
- Don’t judge until Mikel has had a chance to work on the squad and bring in some players.
- Lower your expectations.
- Applaud and enjoy when it’s good, encourage and support when it’s not.
As supporters we’ve gained (earned?) a reputation for being flaky, for not supporting as we should and for feeling entitled.
Currently we’re not being viewed as a top six club. We are not going to turn that around over night.
If we finish the season in the top 6 that will be a major achievement. If we don’t, see it as a stepping stone and let’s be optimistic that we can improve next season.