We often hear about fans getting angry or disappointed when x player leaves their club as fans perceive players should have some sort of club loyalty, especially those with a longer history at the club.
Now, of course, as a fan you are loyal to your club through thick and thin - although current Arsenal is reaallllyyyy testing that. But, as a player, coming to this club often from another club is it fair to ask the same?
We all know the examples of Fabregas. Of Robin van Persie. Of Ashley Cole. So many of us were hurt, mad about them leaving us for one of our rivals. But, truth be told, they made a choice as to what is best for themselves and their career and they went on to win the EPL with their new clubs. So, really, who can blame them?
As it turns out. They were right to leave this sinking ship when they did. Arsene Wenger has never had a real shout at the EPL anymore, with his stubbornness, unwillingness to change tactics and strategy. Only in recent seasons has he added top quality like Sanchez and Ozil and still he can’t really compete for the EPL.
We as fans have this club forever and ever. But, as a player, you only have x amount of years to reach the level and height you want to reach for. If the club you have been playing for lacks ambition and doesn’t show prospect, then I think it is only fair to give it a go somewhere else. And as a fan, taking my Arsenal goggles off, I can’t blame them.
Curious to hear people’s thoughts on this.