Disgruntled Gooners set to protest at Emirates Cup

Moves are afoot to stage a protest against Arsene Wenger during the Emirates Cup tournament before the season kicks off — IF our beloved leader fails to sign a proven goalkeeper.
I have been told by one of a group of hardline, pissed off supporters that they will kick up a fuss in one way or another to bemoan the fact that we will be going into the campaign without a decent No.1. Remember, we have Celtic, Lyon and AC Milan coming to the home of football on July 31, and August 2.
Of course, this comes in the light of the risible performances throughout the season from Manuel Almunia and Lucasz Fabianksi and the tabloids have been feverishly putting forward possible targets to fill the void, top of the list has been Joe Hart from Manchester City as well as Gigi Buffon with even Paul Robinson (God forbid) being mentioned.
There were noises of unrest towards the end of last season when it became clear we weren’t going to win the Champions League or the title and many disgruntled supporters, rightly or wrongly, called for AW’s head.
Ok, I am not condoning this protest so please don’t shoot the messenger. I trust AW and stand by his decisions. By the same token it will happen should AW fail to act, I am told, and we must defend their right to show their disquiet. Of course, it may not even go ahead if AW lands a decent stopper.
But the protest group’s spokesman (if you can call him that – which I have as I don’t want to tell you who he is) tells me they firmly believe that AW won’t land a new keeper and will persist with what we have which includes, let us not forget, Vito Mannone and Wojciech Szczesny unless he goes out on loan again for a season.
The reason that he has become far too stubborn to listen to the fans or indeed the media and that he is so one-eyed over this issue that he will persist with what we have in the hope of being proved right with some silverware next season. Or at least our usual Champions League place which he considers as good as a trophy.
There was some talk of a black scarf protest for the final home game of last season against Fulham but the numbers didn’t prove to be significant enough for their voices to be heard. All I saw was a banner up the North Bank which said ‘signings or sign out’ and was removed by the Arsenal gestapo at half-time, which was a disgrace.
To add to previous bloggers’ views on the catering at Arsenal. Best bet is to have a feast at the Arsenal Fish Bar in Blackstock Road and smuggle a couple of miniatures in for half-time. Job’s a good ‘un. Up the Gunners.

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