Finally I am getting my senses back, my pulses are back to normal. And I can feel normalcy returning, I am not yelling at Probert, I am not watching the disgusting sight of Bruce celebrating, I am not anxiously looking at the clock and I am speaking as a sane man would. Supporting any football club is a rollercoaster ride, ups and downs, thrills and spills, it’s all part and parcel of the life of a supporter. But any club is not Arsenal, we have a history of making things difficult for ourselves. The Arsenal rollercoaster takes you to dizzying heights only to plummet deep down where there is only molten iron and nickel. You would do well to survive the ride. Saturday was one such ride, if being two goals down was worse than watching John Terry lifting a trophy, then Ramsey’s goal was much more enjoyable than John Terry crying shamelessly or Spurs getting relegated or Mourinho being Mourinho.
Days like these are why we support a football club,a day out in the sun, a trip to Wembley, all the banter and chant and praying that your team wins at any cost. So when your team wins it’s obvious that the players, staffs, supporters and all those connected with the club celebrate. And this FA cup was special, even Wenger said that it was the most emotional, we all knew how badly we needed it, after all those years of abuse, criticism and mortification from the press, opposition and even ex players it was such a relief and most importantly Wenger needed it. He can cherish every moment of it. Massive pressure lifted off our shoulders and we can look forward to the future with renewed hope. Every club celebrates trophy success be it Real Madrid or any club in inaccessible regions of Iceland. It’s their right.
But what’s every club right is not Arsenal’s. The club was criticized for the extravagant celebrations by the so-called football writers. They are the ones that wrote that we need a trophy and all that shit and if we get one they undervalue it. If that’s not hypocrisy, I don’t know what is. And another article was about how Ramsey was too big for Arsenal and it says we don’t deserve him. I don’t wanna mention the guy, and the newspaper that carried the article, both are not worth mentioning. Is that Journalism? That’s bollocks, that’s laughable and that’s so Chelsea. If we take a deeper look, Arsenal are always targeted by the press, if there isn’t a situation, they create one. The underlying reason behind all this nonsense is simple, Arsenal have a large online following and any mention of Arsenal in the article will garner attention and subsequently increase the likes.
Last year we got ridiculed for celebrating fourth, this time Liverpool celebrated second as if they had won the treble. Yes they have tremendously improved leaping from 7th to 2nd, but what difference does it make? History never remembers runners – up. Moreover there were no European commitments, can they travel to Turkey on a Wednesday and play City away on a Sunday? They will never be criticized, they are the darlings of English football, the club that bought Carroll for £35 million. Coming back to those articles and Arsenal, does it anger me? Yes, but why should we give a damn? Familiarity breeds contempt and let’s all put it down as a plot by the English press to create conflict among Arsenal fans, dividing their opinions because such unrest would form the bedrock of turbulence, hence more stories. However this isn’t one we should spite about, this shows how global the club is and we should feel proud being a Gunner cause not every club is Arsenal.
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