If there is one conglomeration of language I’d imagine capable of sending keyboard warriors into complete meltdown, those words would be, “Aaron Ramsey signs new 5-year contract at Arsenal”. In an exclusive posted on Arseblog News, it would appear that very thing is likely to happen. Along with Jack Wilshere (I doubt there will be many complaints), Aaron is set to commit his long term future to Arsenal.
Cue mayhem. Cue a Twitter explosion of fury. Cue the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Cue a plethora of idiotic remarks from the kind of dickheads you’d expect to create a forum like this.
I’ve always been one of the few who still believes in Aaron Ramsey. Along with Gervinho and Chamakh, he is singled out as the reason for all our failings, where the poor displays of popular players like Thomas Vermaelen seems to go unmentioned. I can’t put forward a case to defend his form in recent months, as, at times, he has been appalling. But what I can’t abide is the bullshit that surrounds every mistake he makes – something that’s taken way too far. Creating stats to show how Arsenal can’t win with him in the team is beyond stupid. Does anyone really think one player alone can be blamed for the collective performance of a team?
The kid has talent. We all saw it before his injury, and we all missed it when we were creating banners and getting behind the “Do it for Aaron” mantra. These days, some folks would have you believe he’s responsible for everything bad. It’s just fucking ridiculous.
With no game until Monday, the past couple of post-Bradford days have not been pretty. Arsenal are the subject on which everyone has an opinion, and everyone knows best. Some folks have made sensible arguments, others – yes, Stewart Robson, I mean you – have put forward opinions so stupid and laced with bitterness that I’ve felt the urge to punch through whatever broadcasting device they’re appearing on.
Things are bad. Things are so abject that the thought of losing a man responsible for creating our finest hours is no longer unthinkable, but a distinct possibility. I’ll leave you today with a question: If Arsene was to step down, who would you replace him with?
Think seriously about your answers. Could Pep Guardiola work with the same constraints? Who could we realistically get to take charge? Do you truly believe there is anyone more dedicated to Arsenal than Le Prof? Change always appears the easiest fix when the chips are down. Often that is not the case. As the saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for. You might just get it”.
I look forward to hearing you views in the comments.
Thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.