Love these In my own words. Beth's recent one was great too.
Reading how much Katie talked about Joe's influence is kind of making me want him to stay. He gives off major Wenger energy and he really gets the soul of this club, and is a real fan, I'm a sucker for that combo.
As much as I felt frustrated during the season and thought he'd taken this team as far as he could, we were in a rough bit and severely unlucky with injuries so obviously results suffered. I'm not entirely sure it was all his fault and I'm not really convinced by the coaches on the market.
I would hate for the women's team to suffer like the men's post Wenger, we have a lot of talent but City and Chelsea are significantly better backed financially but with the right coach our best 11 plus a few extra should still make us genuine title contenders and I feel like Joe could still be the person to do so
Joe is a likeable guy but he really started to overthink it when it came to people's positions and tactics for big games, it's definitely the right time for him to go. As for coaches on the market being unappealing, I agree but I doubt people were touting Joe as a frontrunner for the job when Pedro left, I think it might be a relative unknown again. Katie is a very vocal Joe fan as he gave her a chance as she was about to leave for Liverpool, which kickstarted her Arsenal career. People close to the club have alluded to Viv not being a fan of Joe - I think him leaving is actually timed really well. We get to enter contract negotiations with Viv without the burden of her not rating the coach, we have world class players in their prime like Katie (and hopefully Leah) committing to the club, and he doesn't leave on bad terms having ultimately secured us Champions League.
“𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘣, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳, 𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦; 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨.” - 𝘋𝘦𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘴 𝘉𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘬𝘢𝘮𝘱. /r/Gunners is the foremost online hub for all things Arsenal Football Club.