MManaging Director Vinai Venkatesham sent an email to Arsenal staff following last night’s 4-1 Europa League final humiliation to Chelsea, urging a sense of perspective as we look to move on from what has been a dismal end to the season.
Acknowledging the disappointment and pain the result caused, he called for unity and togetherness as they assess where to go after what’s been called a ‘transitional season’.
“I know we are all hurting right now, after a painful and disappointing night,” he wrote.
“We all know that getting our great football club back to where it needs to be won’t be easy, with plenty of highs and lows along the way, and today was one of those lows.
“Let’s keep some perspective. It is a tough moment right now but we have much to be positive about when reflecting on this transitional season and looking forward to the next.
“To achieve our ambition we need to BE TOGETHER in both the good moments and the bad and we know we have the people across our club to do that.
“And finally, a HUGE thank you to you all for your commitment and hard work across what has been a very demanding season. Let’s recharge our batteries over the summer and we will go again hard next season. There are special moments and more finals ahead.
“Let’s keep our heads held high; WE ARE THE ARSENAL.
“Raúl and Vinai.”
A rallying cry after such a horrendous end to the season is understandable, but now it’s time for the people running this club to ensure that their actions speak louder than words.
We’ve heard enough talk.