Arsenal's 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in the fourth round of the FA Cup was a tale of two halves. Despite dominating possession, Arsenal found themselves down by 2 goals going in to the half. The booing at the Emirates was loud and the angst of Arsenal fans on Twitter filled my time line...with many "fans" directing their anger at manager Arsene Wenger and calling for his head.
Whatever Wenger said to the team at half-time worked. They came out and took control of the game and within 16 minutes were on top 3-2. They then held on and ran out the clock to secure victory and their place in the 5th round. Cheers were heard at the Emirates and true fans were filling my Twitter time line with positive statements and telling the "Wenger out" brigade to shove it.
|RVP turns the jeers to cheers|
These two tweets were my favorites of the day and represent exactly what I'm talking about with regards to the split that currently exists between Arsenal fans:
Well done AFC for getting it in from somewhere #InArseneWeTrust. I bet it was a Twitter of 2 halfs on here earlier. #COYG
@Piersmorgan I beg to differ I think there is a group that want Wenger out and a group that says #InArseneWeTrust. All fans want trophies.
Rather than go on and on, I thought I'd let the words of actual Arsenal supporters show the divide that currently exists. So here in their own words are the two halves of Arsenal fans:
The "Wenger Out" Crowd
Only gonna play football now, no more watching/supporting. Can't take this bullshit anymore #arsenal #WengerOut
Quality finish by Bent. Arsenal are a shambles. As always #WENGEROUT
Absolutely nothing about today's game lends support to the Wenger apologists. Quite the opposite. #wengerout #afc
Arsenal 0-2 Aston Villa #wengerout HT
The worst thing about my weekend is being an #Arsenal supporter, this shit is devastating. Hate to say it, but it's time. #WengerOut
There's literally no excuses any more #WengerOut
#arsenal #arsenallive enough is enough this, is going to far we need to win something #timeforchange #wengerout out out out
#arsenal #Afc this is bollocks!! Wenger your a complete cunt, just fuck off out of out club now. It's embarrassing. So glad I gave up my ST
#Arsenal Now do you AW backers see he has lost the plot. Time to move out. #wengerout
You can say what you want, but we are in fucking misery again with Wenger.... #Arsenal #wengerout
@mjallenjune what is happening to us?! It's a shambles!! #wengerout
Wenger has to go after this game, he is an actual disgrace to AFC #wengerout
Fucking terrible do the right thing and resign!!! Your taking us in one direction! Your time is up! #wengerout
I agree with everyone on my time line enough is enough & 7 years without a trophy with our club is not good enough #WengerOut
4th loss in a row?? #WengerOut
Same old shit #Arsenal #WengerOut
@MessiMinutes fuck this. I'm supporting Barca #wengerout
4th defeat in a row #Wengerout #WeNeedAMiracle
I've had enough of this rubbish, time to jump on the band wagon #WengerOut
@MaxBakerDFW #WengerOut I'm officially done and I'm 100% serious this time, not Arsene the board
Would happily buy Wenger a one way ticket to France #Wengerout
Oh FOR FUCK'S SAKE!!!! Switching the radio off now, can't be arsed listening to another #Arsenal humiliation #WengerOut
Safe to say Arsenal are out of the FA Cup...#Wengerout..??
4 defeats in a row? #spendsomefuckingmoney #wengerout
Glad I'm missing this fucker #wengerout #afc
The "In Arsene We Trust" Loyalists
This win is very good for our confidence. Also where are all the Wenger haters now? I don't see anyone screaming #WengerOut now. Dumbasses.
We stuck together as ONE...Up The Mighty Gunners! #InArseneWeTrust. Night all
@piersmorgan Actually not everyone was booing the players off. Some of us were getting behind the team for a better 2nd half #InArseneWeTrust
all fans calling for wengers head should be very careful what they wish for #inarsenewetrust
A very welcome return for Arteta and Sagna. A brilliant second half performance that has rightly silenced the doubters. #AFC #InArseneWeTrust
Just got back from the Arsenal, great game! #bouncebackability #inarsenewetrust
@samuelj29060 I love Arsene #InArseneWeTrust
#InArseneWeTrust take back my comments from early. Very angry at the time!! #goonerpower
This is why I'm an Arsenal fan! #InArseneWeTrust
arsene wenger you fucking genius, I'm sorry for ever losing faith .#inarsenewetrust #theprofessorcomesgoodagain
Two nil down 3 nil up. We're gonna win the FA Cup!! #InArseneWeTrust
RT @TheGoonerArmy: Dear Beliebers, do u mind loggin out of twitter for a couple of mins? We're trying to get #InArseneWeTrust trending
You guys have absolutely no idea of what it's like to be a Manager and what it involves...#InArseneWeTrust That's all I have to say.
The Professor gave #AFC a test and they fucking passed with class! #InArseneWeTrust
We never give up..have faith and the boys will surely repay your faith...#InArseneWeTrust #GoonerPower
Brilliant second half performance. Sorry was the "Arsene Out" at half time #inarsenewetrust
Wenger doesn't have to justify his actions to anyone! He is a legend! #InArsenewetrust #AFC
By the way dumbasses we went 2-0 down to 3-2 WITH NO SUBS. Still criticizing? #InArseneWeTrust COYG
Just allow those negative Gooners who said Arsene out etc. Enjoy the victory. Those people will feel like fools whether they admit it or not.
The boo boys around always make me laugh. Spent whole of first half whining and spent the whole of second half squiming #supporttheteam
"Fans" who find joy in Arsenal losing to prove their point are a disgrace to the club, the other fans and more importantly, themselves.
So all of you who tweeted me and asked if I can find anything positive about this...do I need to find anything more positive than this comeback?
Fuck the doubters. #inarsenewetrust
Hope that silences all the narrow minded people calling for wengers head #genius #InArseneWeTrust
Great come back from the boys what fighting spirit! #InArsenewetrust #AFC
FUCKYOU WENGER HATERS!!!! #InArseneWeTrust
I don't want to say I told you so but look at my tweet at half time...#IToldYouSo #InArseneWeTrust #ILoveYouArsenal
All Anti Wenger people, He changed the game with his team talk, Walcott was immense, Ramsey was superb #InArseneWeTrust
@piersmorgan start supporting and stop your moaning! You embarrass yourself every week! #inarsenewetrust
Hopefully all those who wanted Wenger out just after 1st half can rot in hell now...#InArseneWeTrust
Form is temporary, class is permanent! #LeaveItYeah #inarsenewetrust #AFC
RT @GIGIHOSNY: No other manager Could've turned a game Like This #InArseneWeTrust
I Love Arsene Wenger for everything he's brought to our club, including the high expectations of the plastic fans. #InArseneWeTrust