Whenever you feel as though life as a Chelsea supporter is difficult, something happens to disrupt the equilibrium at one of our arch rivals, which always makes you sleep that little bit better at night.
We’ve lost our best player, had a change of management and are unable to make transfers this summer, yet the situation at Stamford Bridge still doesn’t feel as precarious as it does at Arsenal.
Arsenal have some seriously talented players in their squad, but the holes are plugged with square pegs and the cracks in the foundations Unai Emery has laid are fast beginning to show.
Not only did they miss out on Champions League qualification after a Tottenham-esque end of season capitulation, their own captain is now taking a stand against the club.
"We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions."
Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel with the squad on their pre-season tour to the United States, the club have announced.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 11, 2019
While we recognise we are not Arsenal-News and have no intention of providing coverage of a club we detest, whenever there’s an opportunity to laugh in their face, we’re going to grab it with both hands.
This Arsenal fan on Twitter has summarised the climate under Emery quite nicely, with the one in the middle of the pack, regarding Petr Cech, only widening the grin we’re wearing.
Emery’s 5 captains:
Koscielny – refuses to play
Özil – not interested in Emery
Cech – joined Chelsea staff
Ramsey – moved to Juventus
Xhaka – half of fanbase want him sold
— Ahmed (@Ahmed91Gooner) July 11, 2019
Poor, poor Arsenal. A huge club with rich history, fast collapsing in on themselves. We’re absolutely here for it and can’t wait to see what treachery lies in wake for the Gunners.