Imagine if Twitter was around in 2003…
In Arsenal’s first pre-season friendly of the season they lost 1-0 to Peterborough, who were playing in the 3rd tier of English football at the time.
Next up was a boring 0-0 draw against Barnet. Arsenal gave a trial to Kolo Toure’s younger brother. He was awful. Twitter would have gone mental had we signed him. Luckily we didn’t.
Then it was off to Austria.
Why are we hiding away in the hills of the alps rather than going to America, China or Singapore? Club is a disgrace not taking the club around the world so other fans can get to see us play.
First game in Austria was a 2-2 draw against a team called SC Ritzing. I am not even sure if they are professional.
2-0 down at half time and fans are beginning to question why we have not signed anyone yet. An 85th minute Freddie Ljungberg penalty snatched a draw.
Following the bottling of the league the season before, Twitter is in uproar after 3 games without a win. #WengerOut is trending.
We finally get our first win of pre-season at the 4th attempt as we struggle to a 2-0 victory over Austria Wein and followed this up with a 1-0 win against Besiktas.
Back to London for a game against St Albans and fans are in uproar online and in the stands. Wenger Out banners held aloft.
Despite a 3-1 win against the non-league side, Arsenal fans are furious. The club have made just one senior signing – German goal keeper Jens Lehmann who can not even get in the German squad.
A 1-1 draw against Celtic is followed up by a 2-2 draw against Belgium side Beveren. We can not even beat the side we send our African players to until they get their work permit.
ITS TIME TO GOOOOOOO.
By the time we beat Rangers – in our last pre season friendly, we have added 3 young defenders to the squad – 2 Swiss players called Phillipe Senderos and Johan Djourou and a French kid called Gael Clichy.
This could be the season that lot up the road finish above us. They have spent big, adding Portuguese wonderkid Hélder Postiga, as well as Bobby Zamora, Frédéric Kanouté and Jermaine Defoe. They probably have the best striking options in Europe now.
They also sign Michael Brown who will add quality to the middle of the park. Our only midfield edition ends up some 15 year old Spanish kid from Barcelona. He needs a hair cut.
Fans are fed up. Calling Arsenal a joke of a club. David Dein should go. As should Wenger.
Last season he said we could go unbeaten. It shows he has lost his mind. Can not even beat an Austrian amateur team.
Harry Redknapp is available. Get him in.