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Arsenal fans divided on Wenger

Wenger hoping victory can lead a resurgence. (©PAphotos)
Wenger hoping victory can lead a resurgence. (©PAphotos).

Arsenal got back to winning ways against Shrewsbury Town in the Carling Cup, but the Gunners' fans are divided as to the significance of the 3 – 1 victory at the Emirates.

Keith Kim was just surprised to see his team win one, and urged Arsenal's back four to up their game: “Can't believe we actually won a game! Keep the faith! Defend, defend, defend.”

A few were unimpressed by the performance though, as Arsene Wenger rolled out some of his younger players against the Npower League Two side.

Roger Matthews simply said: “Not good enough, Arsene.”

Tracey Williams was slightly more positive: “But that should have been a walk over game. But nice to see a win at least.”

Olivia Rhys-Meyers was indignant, and seemed all set to take her red and white shirt back for a refund: “Are we supposed to be happy now? Really? One win with a team that no one cares about? Argh, stop making it hard for us to keep saying we're Arsenal fans.”

Trife Kimm Geez had heard enough from the detractors. He said: “Must you always complain? Would you have been happier had we lost?”

Frank Onditi was more positive, seeing potential in the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored Arsenal's second to give them the lead.

He said: “If I look at the boys I have no doubt about their potential. Give the boys time they will give the club what it has been yearning for guys.”

Mohammed Al.M agreed: “They're a team in the making, all they need is time.”

Sivan Jones wanted to see even more of Arsenal's young hopefuls: “Good win, the new signings should get more game time to adjust, especially the youngsters.”


 

Temitayo Oxyne Alade was also full of praise for Oxlade-Chamberlain, and defended Wenger's decision to sign the 18-year-old from Southampton for £12 million.

He said: “When Mr Wenger bought him fans were criticising him that the money spent on him was too much, now everyone has seen what he is capable of. He's a very good signing and he will play to lift the club. So delighted for the Gunners.”

Arsenal's biggest critic was possibly an imposter. Kjel Cmt incurred the wrath of genuine supporters with his controversial advice for Wenger, including giving the armband to new signings Yossi Benayoun and Park Chu-Young.

Kjel Cmt said: “Yet again, Djourou was the weak link. Why was he even the captain and not Park or Benayoun? Use your head Wenger. The win is nothing to get excited about because its just 3-1 against a League Two team.”

Royden Smith spoke some sense in response: “Seriously...? Play Park or Benayoun as captain? Both hadn't even played a full game for Arsenal. You must be kidding. The only sensible choice for captain was Djourou, or Chamakh. Get with it bro.”

Korn Khairul stepped in to add: “Yep. I agree with Royden. Park just played his first game for Arsenal yet Benayoun is new in the club. That's why Arsene Wenger made Djourou captain.”

Kjel Cmt slinked off, but not before condemning the north London club to relegation: “Whatever, Arsenal is still weak... It'll play in the Championship next season.”

Meanwhile Will Pool could only dream that Arsenal would break their trophy drought with the Carling Cup. He said: “Could this be silverware?”

The ambition of Arsenal fans hasn't diminished much since the days of the double in 2002.

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