If I gave you Arsenal fans out there three guesses which so-called football journalist has launched another uncalled for and misinformed anti-Arsenal attack this week, you would probably get it right. Not the human equivalent of valium that is Michael Owen and his BT sport commentary and not the former Gunner Stewart Robson who seems to think that Arsene Wenger is the devil incarnate. It was the Gooner’s favourite Adrian Durham who wrote a mind boggling attack on Arsenal players and fans in the Daily Mail.
If you don’t want to read it, and if you are easily wound up I suggest that you avoid anything he writes like the plague, then I will give you the general thrust of his argument (or what I think of as deluded ravings). Basically he reckons that we are rubbish, I get that Adey boy, you don’t like Arsenal, we understand.
But he also accuses us fans of a social media campaign to somehow fool the rest of the football world that our players are better than they really are, which is not very good of course according to him. His reasoning is that a lot of Arsenal fans are full of praise for the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin, Mesut Ozil and now Santi Cazorla when they are in form. Yes mate, us and every other football fan in the world. Should only the World Cup holders Germany and Club World Cup holders Real Madrid be able to sing `we´re by far the greatest team the world will ever see´?
I think it is worth quoting this great comment from one of his disgruntled readers because it made me chuckle, unlike Mr, Durham who is about as amusing as a dose of crabs.
Tapps from Reading commented, “Oh my God!!!! This is serious! Is Mr Durham seriously claiming that there are some Arsenal fans out there that like some Arsenal players? Whatever next, Tory voters that like Cameron? Dogs that like bones? Moths that like light? What the hell is the world coming to? ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME THAT THIS DISGRACE OF A REPORTER WAS SECTIONED?”
This anti-Arsenal hack seems to think we are talking up our players to make us feel that we are still a big club even though we don’t win trophies, conveniently forgetting the years Wenger kept us among Europe’s elite on a fraction of the money spent by others and that we won the FA cup last season. And he obviously does not read the comments on Arsenal blogs if he thinks we don’t get on the back of Arsenal players performing badly.
The same day he published this garbage, Durham also did a piece saying anyone who thought Rooney should not have won a penalty or that he should have been flagged offside against Preston at the weekend was some kind of deluded fool twisted by hatred of the great Man United. And Arsenal fans are the ones supposed to `avoid at all costs a degree of measured judgement´ are we? Okay mate the nurse will be along in a minute.