The argument goes like this: “Arsenal are a big club. Big clubs win things. We haven’t won anything for seven years. Therefore… our manager isn’t good enough; our Board of Directors lack ambition; they’re only interested in money. Let’s change everything.”
The flaws in the reasoning are obvious and you really don’t need me to reiterate them.
But what is not often mentioned is that this type of thinking is recognisable to psychologists and is described as “Childlike Behaviour in Adults”.
The symptoms of childlike behaviour in adults are reflective of emotional immaturity and can be grouped under five headings: