FTK Blog: Wayne Rooney’s woes are Arsenal’s gain

Why am I referring to Wayne Rooney in an Arsenal blog you may ask, and that question is not out of order given the fact that the Arsenal AGM is taking place as we read this. There will be a blog from our resident shareholder contributor Vic Crescit as soon as he sends it to us, so in a sense I am able to discuss general football issues today. The Evertonian youngster burst onto the scene by driving in a thunderbolt of a goal off David Seaman’s bar at Goodison park what seems almost a decade ago when in fact it was on 19th October 2002.
If the technical skill of bringing down the ball from over his shoulder after the 20 yard lofted chip from midfield was not in itself amazing, the vision and awareness of the final strike certainly ranks among one of the finest goals that I have ever seen scored against the Gunners. It was Berkampesque in it’s execution, something beautiful and ruthlessly efficient. How is it  that the lad has now fallen from grace and appears to be ready to move to the blue half of Manchester, without his owners The Glazers cashing in a single penny.
The recent events at Old Trafford clearly signal an end of the relationship between Alex Ferguson and his mercurial prodigy who apparently remains an Everton fan. What I cannot understand is why everyone is blaming Rooney as opposed to SAF. Remember Beckham? Recall Japp Stam? Why is it that this knight of the realm has amazing Teflon tendencies when it comes to apportioning blame?  SAF may be the most successful manager in the history of the Premier League, but his legacy may be to preside over the decline of the red empire, the Theatre of Dreams could become the biggest venue for nightmares in due course. With a massive debt repayment due, the loss of world class players in successive seasons, and the prospect of no new future major signings must be giving those arrogant mancs a real headache.
But the prospect of not being able to cash in on their prized asset after he was rumoured to be the subject of a 90 million pound bid from Real Madrid earlier this year is going to seriously up the ante with regard to financial Armageddon for the North West team. Well you know what, as if I care… Pay back is a bitch aint it? They may have two Champions League titles more than us and have dominated the commercial markets and been the darlings of the FA for decades, when you consider all the grief that we have had to suffer at their hands, the pizza wars, the brawls involving Roy Keane,  van Neelsteroy, and Patrice Evra just to name a few, then I shall not be shedding any tears for SAF or The Glazers.
Just as the Roman Empire fell and that of the Soviet Union, all mega dynasties have to come to an end. Ask the Liverpool fans. Yet just as we see the cracks in Old Trafford appearing, the reign of Arsenal’s is yet to begin. The only pity is that we did not start the dynasty whilst the likes of Ronaldo and Rooney were still playing for Man U. How hollow will a Premiership title be if not gained against the best  opponents. Sundays’ game at Eastlands will undoubtedly lay down a marker, but it is the Blue half of London that we need to conquer. The initial accolade for any future Arsenal reign must be the Champions League where all the best teams and players jostle for bragging rights. I do delight from the pain being experienced in the North West but a cautionary note must be sounded.
Rooney claims that the decision to move was partly based upon the failure of the club to assure him that they would make future big name signings to replace Ronaldo and Tevez. A club without ambition. Now where have Gooners heard that before? There is a  remarkable sense of déjà vu as one reads the statement, yet what we have in youth at Arsenal to replace any disenchanted stars like Fabregas in the future is really to die for. Man United’s youth buys have potential, but I am going to boldly declare that our players are more prepared for the future battles. I don’t want Rooney to leave the UK, Rooney going to Man City would be a fitting slap in the face to SAF. It would hurt and hurt badly, and my response would be a wry smile.My longstanding hatred of all things Man U means that  I am going to enjoy it while it lasts and hopes that it gets even worse. Administration anyone? Am I bitter, immature? No neither of those. I would just like to see justice being done. If you sup with the red devil, then don’t be surprised if you go to hell….
An ode to Rooney…

When shagging grannies became a bore, Rooney, Rooney…

He tried it with a high class whore, Rooney… Rooney…

Colleen has kicked him out the house,

the dirty northern cheating scouse,

Now fat Rooney is going to screw Fergie!

      lalalalalalalala lala! lala! lalalalalalalala lala! lala…!

Colleen has kicked him out the house,

the dirty northern cheating scouse,

Now fat Rooney is going to screw Fergie!