2016 has seen us take a further step towards being a club that can compete on all fronts. Are we there yet? Not quite.The frustration for many fans is that the steps are not big enough or come quick enough and often enough. The huge income of United, and the even greater wealth of the owners of City and Chelsea seems to allow them to take leaps and bounds, rather than steps.
If you can’t accept that although we are better placed to compete with transfer fees and wages, yet still unable to match the money that some others can, then the rate of progress the team is making could be seen as not being good enough. But it does take the disregarding of this fact, to reach that skewed conclusion.
With the additions of Xhaka, Mustafi and Perez it takes a special type of stupidity not to see progression.
For me its a simple choice, I can enjoy The Arsenal or I can choose to be miserable because of it. I can appreciate what the Team, manager and club is striving to achieve, or I can think I could do better. I can support or not.
There is nothing (apart from some of the fan-base) about this great club that I don’t like, no, that I don’t love !
Its been 12 years since we last won the league, and not once have I felt let down or disappointed in the efforts the club has made to win it. Of course huge disappointment that we haven’t, but that is two every different things.
As Terry Griffiths , my favourite snooker player once said “There can be a certain beauty in defeat”.
So that’s it for this year and we march on into the next, full of hope and promise.
Fortunately , here on Positively Arsenal we have had Stew and Andy at the head of our little column and for that I thank them from the very bottom of my heart. I get some credit for this site, but the reality is I’m just standing on the shoulders of giants. It would also be remiss of me not to thank my old allies Shotta and Arsenal Andrew, and of course all the other occasional contributors to the blog.
Thanks also to all those that take the time to read and comment, after all, that’s what this place is designed for.
All the best to you all in the coming year and UP THE ARSENAL