Arsenal fan of 24 years writes emotional letter, Arsenal fans might want to read this!

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An Arsenal season ticket holder and fan for the last 24
years Charlie Kenward, has penned a heartfelt letter
explaining why he has sold his season tickets and how it
hurts watching Arsenal either draw or lose. Read the letter
after the cut…

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I’ve been a season-ticket holder at Arsenal for 24
years and I’ve never felt so low about the club I
love. Every year I pay a fortune to watch matches
at the Emirates but I just don’t get value for money
anymore – and it’s been like that for too long. After
Arsene Wenger joined the club in 1996, us fans
were spoiled with top players, attractive, attacking
football, and titles and trophies galore. It’s gone
downhill since that day. I went to the Crystal Palace
game at the weekend and it’s got so bad for fans
like me that you can now even buy match tickets on
the day of the game. The last time I can remember
that happening is when I was a boy – I’m 29 now. I
couldn’t bring myself to go to the West Brom game
last night: I sold my tickets BACK to the club. I’m
sick of going to watch Arsenal knowing we’re going
to lose or draw.
My dad has been a season ticket holder all his life
and now even he is talking about getting rid of it.
He’s been watching Arsenal for 55 years and just
can’t take it anymore. Instead of going to the
Emirates I watched the West Brom match at home
with some friends. As the match progressed I found
myself getting more and more frustrated. My friend
turned to me and said: “You’re the only football fan
I’ve ever seen who is still going mental when you’re
2-0 up”. I’m sure I’m not alone among Arsenal
fans. But how did we get to the point where loyal,
die hard fans are simply giving up on the club?
Simple: we’re in this mess because because of our
manager and the board. In American billionaire Stan
Kroenke, we’ve got a chairman who doesn’t appear
to be a football supporter. And I’m sorry to say that
Arsene Wenger’s time is up. I love him, and he gave
fans some incredible memories with the Invincibles
season, three Premier League titles and six FA Cup
wins, but he’s had his time. He can’t tell players off
when they need to be told they’re not performing.
He hasn’t bought a world class striker since Thierry
Henry. None of The Invincibles have ever been
replaced.
His press conferences after each game always
seem to consist of him moaning the team was hard
done by. In reality, that’s just not true. They just
haven’t been good enough. It’s clear to the fans
that Arsenal is no longer really a football club, it’s a
business. The owner seems happy with a
Champions League place each year – and that’s it. It
doesn’t seem to matter to him whether we actually
win anything, as long as that top four spot is
secure. Arsenal fans are simply not being rewarded
with trophies for the amount of money we have to
spend to watch our team. The time has come for
wholesale changes at the top of the club: we now
need a new management team and a new owner to
get us moving forward again, and to finally deliver
the title that the fans crave – and know the club is
capable of delivering under the right leadership.
Jose Mourinho once said that Wenger was a
“specialist in failure”. I didn’t agree with him at the
time but now it saddens me to say that he was
right. If Wenger stays I won’t be going next season.
Source : Mirror UK

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