‘Keep Calm And Carry On’ – Arsene Wenger Tells Fans To Keep Believing

Alan Duffy

27th, October 2011


By Alan Duffy

Peter Hill-Wood, Stan Kroenke and Stan Kroenke’s hair take their seats at the Emirates

Silent Stan Kroenke finally spoke to Arsenal’s shareholders at the club’s annual AGM in London today. The US billionaire said: “(Arsenal) has tremendous management at the top, a wonderful manager on the pitch who makes great decisions in regard to personnel, and a tremendous following with the supporters. With all those things in place, it was an easy decision for us to get more involved.”

“We are glad to be here, are happy with the direction of the club and are here for the long term – we love London, ” he continued. ” You had better get used to seeing us, because we will be around.” Presumably “we” means both him and his hair.

Old-school Chairman Peter Hill-Wood did little to bridge the growing gap between the old Etonian and Arsenal’s fanbase, contriving to give away as little information as possible in his answers.

However, Arsene Wenger called for the Gunners’ supporters to keep the faith.

“I can see a lot of fear and discontent among you – and I can understand that because we live in a world where we fight with people who have extremely high resources, ” he said. “We can compete by trying to be intelligent and to be united, because football is very difficult to be consistent and we have been more consistent than anybody in the world in the last 15 years.”

“To stay at the top, top level we have to stay united, ” he continued. “That does not mean not I am not to be criticised, or the board – we accept that, but we have to show to the outside we are united. If you are not, then you have no chance.”

Some positive news not discussed at the AGM was that in-form striker Robin van Persie has opened talks with the club over a new contract.

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  1. chimpo says:

    The You’re Ropey League here you come gooners!

  2. mtm says:

    typycal corporate bulls*hit, everybody knows arsenal in a deep mess – selling his best players and underinvesting , because these american cowboys making some nice & easy dollar.. but still wenger (same applies to fergie) coming out and lying to the fans how everything is good and perfect. horrible, these people should be put by the wall and shot in the head

  3. Scott says:

    Why do people think all Americans are cowboys? Put to the wall. You are off it. Alan, you forgot to mention the guest of honor, that being Stan’s stache. Impeccable.

  4. Ben says:

    I don’t blame Wenger at all.. I blame the incompetent Board.. we need David Dein back, he would push Arsene and tell him not to worry about spending money or wages.

    We have the highest ticket prices and yet the board is unwilling to spend..

  5. Mr. Sparkle says:

    I doubt David Dean could change the situation at Arsenal, whether or not Wenger’s hands are tied is a matter of discussion no one can ever really answer.

    Anyway, what do people expect Wenger to say. It’s the same case with Liverpool fans that have been starved for silverware for the last twenty one years. Apart from four pieces (Euro Cup, Champions League and FA Cup) the fans just have to keep believing and they’ll keep coming so long as the board and the manager feed them that line.

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