Are Arsenal fans really that sad that they have spent their last few days perfecting a Cockney-Spanish accent before recording themselves in a car pretending to be Hector Bellerin on the phone?
Has it come to it that some fans are so willing to destroy the club they apparently love, that they have gone into method acting and have self-produced a short film in the hope of winning an Oscar?
I might end up with mud on my face if the recordings to the round of Hector Bellerin in a car on his phone are real, but a bit like the Kieran Gibbs one that did the rounds this time last year, it is probably the work of some sad little weirdo.
The fall out to Bellerin’s comments at the Oxford University Q&A have been hilarious.
Some self-entitled saddos on Twitter have proper lost their mind over it. It has been mental break downs left, right and centre. I have half expected some to threaten to jump onto a motorway before disappearing for a week.
There has been one idiot recording himself for 2 minutes in his car. Saying how he him are Bellerin are “done”. “Hector, that’s me and you done mate” was pretty much what he said. I am sure Bellerin is unbothered. In fact, he said in the Q&A that fans getting on his back is something that he has learnt to ignore over the years.
A very mature outlook for a 22 year old living in a different country. He is more mature and mentally stable than the 30-somethings who have spent the week abusing him.
It has even gotten to the point where some fans have declared “we need a new right back”. How odd. A player that would walk into the majority of first XI’s throughout Europe is suddenly deemed not good enough? Odd little fans proper throwing their toys out the pram.
Then you have this voice recording doing the round.
It is all getting a bit sad really isn’t it?
The fact is, on Thursday and again on Sunday, Bellerin’s name will be sang loud and proud by the majority of fans. You see, most normal, level headed fans, like myself and others, back the players, back the team, and want them to do well.
On that note, I read something wierd recently.
You are not a real WOB if you want Arsenal to win on Sunday.
How odd. People that cry out “it’s Arsenal FD not Arsene FC” then saying calling themselves something as sad as WOB and wanting Arsenal to be destroyed on Sunday because it suits an anti-Wenger, and ultimately anti-Arsenal agenda.
The rise of social media has been brilliantly. It has opened the world, made it a smaller place.
But it has also given idiots a voice. The type of plonker who would usually be found in a pub corner, on his own drinking his Holston Pills. A wet patch on his groin. Trying to speak to anyone they know about football and UFO’s. Proper sad folk.
Social media has given these idiots a louder voice. They are no longer standing in their pissy-pants talking to themselves.
Imagine wanting Arsenal to NOT win trophies, then saying if you want Arsenal to win trophies, you are not an Arsenal fan.
So Sergio Aguero hit a fan last night.
Let’s be honest, if it was an Arsenal player who had hit a Wigan fan after they tried to mug him off, we would be celebrating it.
Aguero will get a ban. I only want him to be banned because it means he is out of the League Cup Final, but I have no issue with what we did.
In fact, I wish what Aguero did, and what Bellerin has said last week, would happen more often.
Fans think they are untouchable. That they can say and do what they want. They need to realise they can not.
A small note on the Emirates Deal. I was going to write more on it but time today has caught up on me.
Emirates sponsor 6 European clubs. Arsenal are second when it comes to how much they pay to sponsor:
Real Madrid – £60m (Deal started in 2017) – This is also the worlds biggest deal
Arsenal – £40m (2018)
PSG – £22.25m (2014)
AC Milan – £15m (2014)
Benfica – £1.6m (2015)
Olympiakos – ???
The Arsenal deal is the second largest in the Premier League, level with Chelsea and below Manchester United.
You could question why we have signed a deal level to Chelsea, but Chelsea’s £40m a year includes sleeve sponsorship. Arsenal’s does not.
We are expected to do a deal for sleeve sponsors starting in 2018 for around £12m a year. This will take us to £52m a year from shirt sponsors. £22m more than what we have at the minute. That works out at around £425k a week more.