Arsenal fans need to stop obsessing when a player leaves.
On Saturday, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat trick for Barcelona. Well done. But I do not really care.
Some fans clearly did care though. With many Tweeting more about Aubameyang’s treble than Arsenal’s victory.
I support The Arsenal Football Club. They are my number one.
Players and managers come and ago. They join us like a passenger getting on a train. At some point they will all get off but the train keeps moving forward.
Either stay on the train with the majority of fans; or leave when your favourite player departs. But if you leave, do not pretend you are an Arsenal fan.
People will say “Aubameyang’s hat trick shows Mikel Arteta could not handle him”. But how about Aubameyang being unable to handle Arteta?
Auba’s last start was in the dismal 3-2 defeat to Manchester United. His last appearance shortly after in the equally horrendous draw against Everton. He missed chances in both.
Arsenal have played 8 Premier League games since Auba was left out for disciplinary reasons.
Of the 8, we have won 6, drawn one, with a sole defeat in that game against Manchester City.
Aubameyang might be playing better since leaving Arsenal. But Arsenal are performing a lot better since Arteta left Auba out.
Support the players at the club. Not those we sold, released or loaned out.
It’s Arsenal FC, not Auba / Ozil / Guendouzi / Saliba FC.
In other news, we have passed 100,000 followers across social media.
When we started the Facebook page decades ago, it was to create a space where a dozen of us could talk about football; our message board having being shut down by Sky. We did not dream it would turn into somewhere where thousands of people a day interact with each other.
We don’t do this for money, game keeps glory. We do it because we enjoy taking about The Arsenal.
We are grateful to you all.