Tomorrow, Aston Villa arrive at Emirates and given all the crap that's been going on at The Arsenal this summer, they probably fancy their chances. I guarantee their fans do; a bigger mob of lairy visiting supporters you'll be hard-pressed to find. Many neutrals maybe fancy Villa too. However, I have one thing to say: we are THE ARSENAL.
This club has always reacted when apparently backed into a corner. It's always come out fighting when the chips are down. We sneer in the face of adversity and say "We're The Arsenal, who the fucking hell are you?!". This is one of those times, and it's time we stood together.
So if you're going to the game tomorrow, I ask this of you. Get 100% behind the team on the pitch. Cheer them, sing loudly and passionately. Show them that despite what's going on with the management of this club, your love of The Arsenal will always prevail.
I know the squad is balsa wood weak at the moment but last weekend's game against Man City showed that we have a starting eleven who can mix it with the big boys. The players we have now seem much more committed than in previous seasons, and we have some real quality in the team. I know we could really challenge if we spent some of that cash on top quality additions, but tomorrow is tomorrow and we need to let the players know how much we support them.
It's obvious that there is a lot of ill feeling towards the powers that be in Highbury House, and most of it is absolutely justified. I've never seen an Arsenal fanbase so divided, so full of anger, and if last season's fighting in the stands is anything to go by, the potential this time around is even worse. Whose fault is that? Those running our club. They have driven a wedge between supporters, they have created the situation we're in. But the players who take to the pitch have nothing to do with what goes on behind the scenes so that's why I ask that you give them your backing 100%. At the BSM we've always called for fans to get fully behind the team on the pitch and this is no different.
Your team needs YOU. Make some noise and let's get help the lads get three points.
"United, West Ham, Liverpool......"
Up The Gunners