Don’t thank me yet!

Arsenal cruised to a 3-1 victory Tuesday over a (to put it mildly) ineffectual West Bromwich Albion FC, with 2 of the Gunner’s goals being scored by – guess who – Nicklas Bendtner! So literally within days of my calling out the Dane on this here blog, for his inability to put the ball in the back of the net, he does it not once, but twice. This of course follows my chiding William Gallas into shaping up his act.

Now, I can’t take all the credit, because in all honest, the Baggies were complete shite, as the kids are wont to say. But points are points, especially in light of Aston Villa losing 2-0 to that other team in Manchester, narrowing the gap between 4th and 5th place to a mere 3 points.

This has been such a frustrating season for Arsenal fans, and occasionally out come the boo boys, something I’m personally against. I’ve even read on more than one website, normally rational Gooners calling for Wenger’s dismissal. You know, because that sacking the manager every five months, has worked so well for Chel$ki. But don’t take my word for it, here’s a more rational case for why Wenger has earned our patience. Additionally, here’s former Arsenal midfielder, Oopsy-Daisy Martin Hayes trying unsuccessfully to convince Arsenal great, Ray Parlour, that we’re going backwards under Wenger.

As if past success isn’t reason enough to cut Le Boss some slack, Arsenal supporters would do well to remember he is a big reason the club has been able to attract some of the brilliant young talent currently making up our squad. Case in point: Cesc’s recent declaration that if Wenger goes, so does he. If the single most important player at the club has faith in the gaffer, who are we to question him?

For the time being, both Wenger and I are still with the Arsenal. I can’t speak for him, but can assure you, I’m not going anywhere. I haven’t worked out who in the Arsenal side is next for my negative reinforcement experiment, but you can be sure if some Gunner scores in this weekend’s FA Cup against Burnley, you can thank me for it later. 😉

Cheers, Mark

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