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Dirty Tackle

Arsenal fan cries over club’s lack of spending after loss to Aston Villa

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

(Warning: Videos contain lots of NSFW language.)

Saturday's 3-1 loss to Aston Villa at the Emirates to start the Premier League season proved to be the tipping point for many Arsenal fans frustrated by years of not winning trophies or spending the money necessary to do so. One such fan is Hugh Wizzy, who is not Marouane Fellaini but does a YouTube series called "ArseBang." Yes, "ArseBang." And shortly after the loss to Villa, while the emotions were at their most raw, he used the latest edition of his show to deliver an impassioned rant directed at Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board that included some very real tears. It's only the first match of the season and Arsene Wenger is officially making people cry now.

About four minutes into the video, which includes a number of interviews with other Arsenal fans in New York City, the subject matter becomes too overwhelming. "There are dads out there who have got three jobs, three kids and they work their [expletives] off to get a season ticket to take the boy to the football," he says, wiping away tears. "It's holding us back and it's hurting everyone. Even the people that backed you from the beginning!" The mix of anger and weeping escalates from there.

And if that doesn't appeal to whatever sense of compassion remains in Wenger's frugal, frugal heart, then the video below could intimidate him into action.

Filmed outside the Emirates right after the match, the interview with an older gentleman who is too busy angrily pointing to cry, also features a message aimed at Wenger and the board. That message is, "Spend some money right now or I will poke you to death." And it comes through loud and clear.

There are two weeks left in the summer transfer window. If the deadline passes without Arsenal buying a single player who costs more than "free," than Wenger and the board will have to build a panic room out of all the cash they didn't spend.

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