We must aim to finish above Tottenham! by Sam P
Yes Arsenal lost last night’s game against Barcelona, but it was fantastic watching the Gunners trying to pit their wits against the best team in the world. We even created many chances and if a bit of luck had gone our way then we may have even beaten them. But no team in the world can compete with Messi, Neymar and Suarez so it was no surprise that we were outclassed in the end but the lads made the game worth watching.
I would certainly rather have been watching that than see us getting beaten by Midtjyland on a rainy Thursday night! Which is exactly what I’ll be saying to Man United fans today when they start jeering.
And although Watford inflicted our first FA Cup defeat in three years last weekend, it was yet again a great game to watch. Watford gave us a game of chess in tactics and strength and that second goal of theirs was spectacular and deserved to be the matchwinner in any game. It’s not nice to finally lose, but after three years its not such a bad run.
My point being is that we don’t watch football for the moans and groans, we watch footy for the excitement. The tension, the pressure. The pleasure when we win and the camaraderie when we go down fighting. The banter with our mates where you give a bit of stick and you take a bit of stick. It’s not serious because you know next week the roles may be reversed. I’ve been giving Chelsea fans some serious banter all year, but the rule is; don’t give it if you can’t take it…
Lately, because of a little run of bad form or bad luck or whatever, everybody on JustArsenal wants to sell all our players and kick Arsene Wenger out on his ar$e. This is not how reality works. Okay we are out of the FA Cup, and somehow we managed to lose to Barcelona as well (shock!), but we are THIRD in the Premiership. There is still a QUARTER of the season to go and 27 points up for grabs. We can finish anywhere between first and seventh, and I assure you if we boo the players in the remaining games, they will play a lot worse than if we cheer them on and show our support right until the end.
It’s been a bit disappointing so far, but we still have a very big target. Tottenham are above us, and we MUST catch them. We must give every ounce of support to the team for them to reach that goal. Stop whining and griping, and judge Wenger and the team at the end of the season. If we can finish above Tottenham and come second in the League, I’ll be happy…