Whilst Newcastle supporters have been celebrating 62 years without a domestic trophy, Arsenal fans have been unleashing their fury after winning the FA Cup for the third time in four years.

You truly couldn’t make it up.

Then factoring in the small statistic that this season is the first in 20 years he hasn’t delivered Champions League football…you have to really feel sorry for the ‘long suffering’ Gooners.

Fair enough they were nowhere near winning the title BUT this ‘disastrous’ season which has seen them finish ‘only’ fifth, saw Arsene Wenger accumulate 75 points, which in 19 of the previous 21 seasons would have ensured a top four finish (and Champions League football for the 20th season in a row) and indeed taking into account their goal difference (+33) as well, would have seen them pip Manchester United (75 points and +32 GD) in the 1996/97 Premier League (Newcastle finished runners-up).

Actually, never mind the trophies, just look at the football Arsenal fans watch season after season, must be shocking for them!

Yes you can understand disappointment because they haven’t won the title for a mammoth 13 years or reached a Champions League final since 2006 BUT the self pity and billion% over the top drama queen reaction to their ‘failure’ is enough to make you reach for the sick bucket.

Arsene Wenger has delivered a third (10) of the trophies (30) Arsenal have won in their entire history and that doesn’t include numerous charity shields etc.

Tuesday brought the news that Arsene Wenger has agreed to extend his stay at the Emirates by another two years and this has been the reaction of Arsenal fans on their various leading message boards:


‘The board’s silence and Wenger’s own puzzling answers created unnecessary issues. It’s as if they collectively wanted to destroy our season.’

‘LOL at people blaming the fans for being upset for years of failure.’

‘It’s pathetic. Just another way to deflect the blame from Arsene Wenger and the board. Some people will go to any lengths to avoid facing up to the reality of a manager who can’t really hack it over 38 league games anymore.’

‘I wanted us to lose (FA Cup final) as everyone and their dog knew if we won the old fart would stay.’

‘I want him out because i think we won’t ever win the league with him and i’m bored of the annual feb/march/april falling apart. If my goal was to have better seasons than Spurs and Liverpool than of course there’d be no reason to get rid of him, because that’s what he does most of the time.’

‘A belief that Wenger will not bring us forward which is the cornerstone of the Wenger Out belief and also a commonly enough held belief in mainstream media.’

‘Yeah, felt all along the rumours of his departure were way too good to be true. Another 2 years of utter rubbish. Thanks Arsenal.

Count that money, Monsieur!’

‘I’m not overly happy he is staying like a lot of people but you have to apply some logic. Our board aint got a Scooby.’

‘Totally sick, I’ll probably be dead before he leaves the job

61 years a supporter clinging on to life to try and see a new era.’

‘Winning the FA cup it merely papers over the cracks over what has been an utterly dire season, Wenger would’ve made a very good decorator.

Make no mistake he is still past it.’

‘Very disappointing. Two more years of mediocrity and underperforming. He’s had two good opportunities to go out on a relative high, and he’s missed them both.’

‘In the last two decades he’s failed to reach the CL just once. If the objective is to be in the top 4, which lets face it it is by the board, then theoretically it’ll be harsh to sack him because of one season.

It doesnt matter what the fans want, its what the board wants. When us mere peasants start realising that we can be at peace with ourselves.’

‘I don’t believe the notion that all Wenger cares about is what’s best for the club, he simply loves the power he has coupled with the coin he makes.’

‘I’m just not going to get angry about it as I knew what was coming.’

‘Club’s an embarrassment.

Any other club he would be gone.’

‘It’s about the dough which is fair enough but it makes him a leech.’

‘The blame for this one is on Stan Kroenke for offering the deluded old man another one.’

‘I could do with a good drink.’

‘Any morons who renew their season tickets deserve all they get next season – which will be very little.’

‘We have entered Cloughie and Forest territory here. Next season, we will finish 7th and the season after, we’ll be down to 8th or 9th. I’m done now. I’m done with this.’‘Wenger saying the fans do not know what is right for their own club when he does.

Wenger is a freak and so is Kroenke. Both are very strange people that Arsenal have somehow got lumbered with until God knows when.’

‘Sad, sad times.’

‘Wonga wants to break Fergies record, not of trophies won but of hanging around collecting wads for being a specialist in failure.

Won’t be returning to home games until he’s gone, unless there is a massive “direct action” campaign to get rid of him. I mean proper continental Ultra style protests.

Respect to those that have tried to oust Wonga, the fight to rid Arsenal FC of both Wenger & Kroenke must continue.’

‘Arsenal FC 1886-2017


‘The next two years are gonna be awful.’

  • Jezza

    Those comments are from a modern day younger generation of glory seekers who have got no concept of what supporting a football team is all about. For them it’s purely and simply all about bragging rights over similar glory seekers who latch on to other successful teams. Three FA Cup wins in four years isn’t enough for these jokers but there are tens of thousands of Newcastle fans who dream of and hope against hope for just one solitary FA Cup win in their entire lifetime.

    • Andy Mac

      I see your point Jezza but we’re worlds away from Arsenal in terms of stability and trophies. Whereas Arsenal have been threatening to become a big club with European trophies for twenty or so years now. I think the fans are right to have a go at the Board and its lack of ambition but I’m not sure if Wenger is part of the problem (failing to convert PL finishes into European success) or if he’s just doing as he’s told by Kroenke ?

    • Leon Kingsford

      Arsenal needed a new direction – its not about glory seeking but instead its having the vision to see that we are stagnating under a manager who ran out of ideas years ago.
      Get off your soap box and stop acting so self righteously.
      The reason Newcastle never win anything is because they are pants -always have been and always will be..

      • Steve Smith

        “Vision” sorry pal. Mistook it for throwing the toys out the pram like spoiled babies after a record number of FA cups. My mistake I must confess.

      • Damon Horner

        This is the thing with Arsenal fans, success is spun as in positive/bragging way against fans like Newcastle’s fans but then used as a weapon as a negative in the “Wenger Out” campaign, it’s like you know you’ve won a lot but still demand more because it’s not enough.

        • Leazes Ender

          Moyes didn’t last long at Manure….. they are a demanding lot…. and they have something in common….. relative success

      • csh

        Your argument started out well, until you descended into some kind of schoolboy diatribe – I mean pants, really? And let me borrow that crystal ball of yours so I can see for myself the future in which we will always be “pants”

        • Leazes Ender

          You don’t need a crystal ball….. Ashley is building student accommodation in the place the south stand should rise….Ashley is the foreseeable future of this pub side.

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      • Jezza

        “The reason Newcastle never win anything is because they are pants -always have been and always will be..”

        With those words you have perfectly proved the point I was making about glory seekers who haven’t got a clue what supporting a football team is all about.

  • East Durham Mag

    Wockney Cankers !

  • Jimblag23

    I feel so sorry for them. It must be so hard being them.

    They sound pathetic.

  • Steve Smith

    To be fair, 90% of them have never seen their team win the league. Xbox wasn’t invented the last time so they didn’t even know who their team was.

  • Sean Lynch

    I’d love an honest answer from those sad, pathetic individuals mentioned above, would you prefer to win the Premiership every 5 years, but have to endure relegation the seasons after winning it?
    Crying into their over priced southern cereal because Spuds have finished for the first time in a Champions League position in a season they haven’t.
    Boo hoo!
    Wenger doesn’t deserve such a miserable, ungrateful bunch and you deserve a manager more along the lines of Pardew and Clarke.

  • Mayor Vaughn

    7 FA cups!!!!!!!
    Ungrateful twits

  • Grahame Johnson

    Vile and horrible words a club other fans are coming to dislike more and more, we got called deluded and worse for wanting changes to a club in a dire situation

    • Jezza

      Yes to think that Newcastle fans were persecuted for wanting rid of Pardew.

  • custurd

    Quote: “Any other club he would be gone”. For reals? And they say NUFC fans are deluded! An FA Cup and fifth place league finish behind four clubs that spend a gazillion quid on new players every window? What a truly terrible season! I hope ours is a bad in 2017/18.

  • HappyToons

    I recall many of us were wanting Sir Bobby out for a poor run of the FA and Uefa Cup semi-finals, third place in the Premiership and the second phase of the Champions League. I think it was right for Sir Bobby to go at 71, but it is only now that you appreciate those times.

    So I think Arsenal fans have a point as Wenger has become stale, but imagine replacing him and doing a Newcastle for 50 years!

    • Andy Mac

      I think those fans who wanted SBR out are the same type who want Wenger out. We were punching way above our weight when the great man got us to 4th, 3rd and 5th yet some fans thought not winning the semi final against Drogba’s Marseilles was a sackable offence ? Maybe, for Arsenal, this is as good as it’ll ever get ?

      • 1957

        Sir Bob dragged us from potential oblivion had a consistent run in the league and at the same time had some close things in the cup, it was the biggest folly of the Hall / Shepherd period at the club that they dumped him for Souness. He should have been encouraged to bring in his successor and stand down after a couple of years.

        • HappyToons

          Sir Bobby was fantastic (imagine him as our manger a decade earlier) but he was getting to the point where health issues were becoming more obvious and he wasn’t in control of some of the players. The best manager in our life time Ferguson retired at 71 and to put it in perspective Bill Shankly retired years before he died (68 when he died).

          SBR should have been moved to a position within the club and if he had been replaced with the right man, then things might have been different. No one would have complained if Wenger became the manager then, and went onto win even one cup and kept us in the top 5 for 10 years. BUT I am pretty sure if he was still here and we were out of the top 6 and won nothing, we would be as bad as Arsenal fans, because that is football. Success breeds a strange mentality, look at Man U and Jose, as the Europa cup is just too far beneath them, as though they won the Champions League every season.

          • Damon Horner

            He was unlucky with his health but if he was still around now I wonder how things would be if he was on the board where Moncur sits. I think Ashley runs the club as advised not how he decides and if that’s the case he’d have a brain better than Carr in his corner.

    • Porciestreet

      It’s about what they deserve for the 8u115h!t they’re turning out at the moment.

  • Damon Horner

    8-10 teams in Europe at least are better than them. They have no given right for success, yes, it could be better than it has been but how many clubs can also say that?

  • TheNutJob

    One thing i`ll say about Wenger, his teams have always played good football. 7 FA Cups & 20 yrs in the chamipons league & some fans want him sacked
    the question is who could replace him ?

    • YorkieGeordie

      These knobheads deserve to see Wenger replaced by someone like Pardew. Some of the best football I have seen in the last 20 years has been watching Arsenal, some of the players he has brought in have been sheer genius, to say he is past it is a disgrace – three F A Cups in four years, ok failure to qualify for Champions League this year but look at the competition – Chelsea did not make it last year but win the league easily this year.

      • Jezza

        I agree entirely. Arsenal have played some fabulous football over thye years under Wenger. One of his many great achievements there is forever destroying the “Boring Arsenal” tag that had dogged them for years.

  • Blackburn1066

    Arsenal fans are so sad to think that getting Wenger out will make them a better club.

  • Cuh736

    Unbelievable bunch. They don’t deserve him

  • Leazes Ender

    The cups are for losers…. a consolation prize….. not rated……

    …. it was symptomatic of the failure of Wenger that their fans liken that cup win to years in the wilderness…. its a reminder that not all fans are like ours…


    • Damon Horner

      Agreed. We should demand the title. Rafa out.

      • Jimblag23


      • Leazes Ender

        Ashley out… Rafa has ambition

        • Albert Stubbins

          and replace him with whom exactly?

  • TT

    Unfortunately the empty vessels make the most noise at Arsenal.

    Most polls I see have at least 60% of the fans wanting Wenger to stay. The early 2000s attracted a lot of new “fair-weather” fans to the club and although they obviously made our club richer, they don’t have a very realistic set of expectations.

    It is even more daft as most fans seem to want Wenger’s top 10 or 11 players to stay (who all are more likely to play for Wenger), and for us to keep the new formation as well.

    So, why they are calling for a change in manager is somewhat strange. They want to change the manager, so things are kept more or less the same.

    • Damon Horner

      Personally I can see the logic in their arguments because all fans want to see their club go in the right direction and there are sections of your fanbase who believe it won’t get any better under Wenger, they obviously can have that view, even with a new manager it might not go your way just ask Van Gaal, Klopp, Mourinho and Guardiola.

      What gets to me more about the “Wenger Out” stuff is the complete lack of respect for someone who should be a club legend. It’s Wenger himself and the fans who rightly back their club I feel sorry for.

      • TT

        Well, like I say, the Wenger out mob get a lot of coverage, but the majority of fans, and importantly the players, don’t feel that way.

        “Everyone happy at Arsenal” doesn’t sell newspapers.

        • Damon Horner

          speaking as a Newcastle fan I can’t disagree with that. We’ve been in that position with the media targeting the drama within the club too many times!

          I remember seeing one comment on social media stating that Tony Adams wouldn’t accept this standard at the club, kind of shows some of them have no recollection because he actually finished bottom half with Arsenal on more than one occasion!

          Good luck for next season, good to see some of you have a mind not influenced by Mourinho’s mind games.

        • Haitchdee

          You could end up with a right donut as manager Wenger has earned his contract Just wish he’d lend us a few players That young defender Houlding I think He looks good

    • Gallowgate Dave

      Your comment about “empty vessels making the most noise” could apply not just to your set of fans but ours too. We’ve amazingly somehow managed to pick up this “delusional Geordies” tag even though almost all of us expect to never see us lift a major trophy in our lifetime (how can anyone “expect” anything that never happens, it’s madness?!). Most likely it’s because when someone thrusts a microphone in your face, most intelligent fans prefer to swat it away and get into the ground or the pub, whereas Billy who’s just left the club after 12 pints wants to run his mouth off. Then all of a sudden an entire fan base is (insert stereotype here).

      Mind how has nobody chinned the Arsenal TV mob for making you all look crackers? I do get the Wenger Out brigade to an extent due to your manager quoting share prices as evidence of success, a seemingly stubborn refusal to spend available money or admit to the same shortcomings year after year as well as a board that priortises the gravy train over glory. But the lack of respect for his overall achievements and status as a Premier League managerial legend is what winds other fans up about that section of your support. Anyway see you next year for our usual beating!

  • Peter Robson

    Arsenal were a laughing stock after the antics of George Graham.
    Wenger made the club respectable again, he brought players fit to grace any league in the world and even neutrals got to marvel at the talent on show, Anelka (at his best), Henri, to name a few.
    The club can sustain itself and when the likes of Sheik Moneybags and the Russian Mafia get bored with their toys, at least Arsenal won´t go into financial meltdown.

    They have talented young players coming through the ranks and have a system they should be proud of !!!
    Sir Alex Ferguson was on the point of being sacked before he delivered his first trophy at Man Utd, and we all know what he went on to achieve and the youth system he built.

    Arsenal fans don´t know when they have it good !!!

    I hope they get someone like Pardew or Carver when they finally drive Wenger out !!!

    • Albert Stubbins

      Arsenal were a laughing stock under George Graham? you’re kidding right? They still won- I seem to them winning the league in spectacular fashion in 88/89 under Graham and much more:

      First Division (2): 1988–89, 1990–91
      League Cup (2): 1986–87, 1992–93
      FA Charity Shield (1): 1991 (shared)
      FA Cup (1): 1992–93
      UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1): 1993–94

      I hope we can become a laughing stock under Rafa in that case!!

  • Porciestreet

    I would take yr ” OLD FART ” tomorrow if we didn’t have Raffa in the chair. You really are such a sad bunch of GONNERS.

  • Whitehurst

    Hate Gooners with a passion. Most of them think they have some god given right to win. Lived in London for 10 yrs….so I’ve got quite a few mates who are Arsenal supporters. Remember when we deservedly beat them at Highbury 3-1 in 2001 and the only time in my life that I recall us “murdering” them. Yet on the tube after the game, all their fans were saying that they should’ve won by 3 goals and dubbed us “delusional lucky Geordies”. They call us delusional?! Ha ha

  • Rich Lawson

    Did any of these idiots watch their team on saturday ?What a game,Arsenal were fantastic,even with a depleted team (Wenger’s selection being queried by the studio experts before the start) they should have been at least 3-0 up at half time ,sublime football and they won the cup against the prem’ champs,still they moan,spoilt doesn’t cover it !

    • Damon Horner

      but they didn’t win the cup with a clean sheet, do you have any idea how much that level of mediocrity hurts?

      • Rich Lawson

        Can we try it and see ?

        • Leazes Ender

          Not for the foreseeable future.

          • Rich Lawson

            Thought not !

  • John Oneil

    If we didn’t have Rafa, who will lead us to something great, I would be happy to have Wenger as our leader. These doylams should really look at themselves and punch their own faces back to reality….ffs.

    • Leazes Ender


  • GT

    Where are Merson and Murphy telling viewers that Gooners expectations are too high? Apparently they expect to win the league or at least get into Champions League final……..if not it’s failure. And they have the nerve to say Toon fans expect too much!

    • Kneebotherm8

      Very fair point, they’re nowhere to be seen or heard.

  • Scottie Chugger Dearden

    It’s unbelievable but I do think it’s a small minority, probably the same as our lot who moaned about Sir Bobby!

  • Mrkgw

    Staggering. Wenger is one of the greatest out there – it’s proven. Why can’t their supporters not see that.

  • Paul Busby

    He definitely should have left after winning the FA cup. It hasn’t been a good season for him otherwise, but he brought in silverware and could have walked away with his head held high.
    Now we have to endure ANOTHER season of pundits flip flopping over their opinion of the fans, the board, the players.
    Mindblowingly entitled fans with their banners, planes and angry videos.

    Arsenal are going to have to accept the same thing Man U fans have had to accept in recent times; the competition at that end of the league is much closer than it used to be, and sometimes you’ll fall behind. With Arsen there, they have a scapegoat. As soon as hes replaced, they will go through a new manager every year until they finally accept the way things work…. Just get on with it.

  • Albert Stubbins

    wow- The price you pay for being successful- if it means becoming like whining Arsenal fans then you can keep it!!

  • Ken

    I just wish he had walked out on them after winning the cup and they had got Pardew it’s about all these winging kids deserve, pathetic fans.

  • MadMag83

    I think the criticism is because they’ve been around the top 4 for 13 years but they’ve not pushed on since their last league title. Thrown in some big money flops and repeated failure in Europe and you have the media circus in full swing. They seem to have been a team in “transition” ever since the likes of Henry and Van Persie left.