When I was a lad my mum used to keep a big jar in the front room, and anyone whose swore in front of her had to put 10p into the fund, which was presumably used to buy some soap to wash out the offenders mouths! But I don’t think that jar would be nearly big enough to hold the £40,000 that Jack Wilshere has had to cough up after he embarrassed the poor old FA by uttering a few choice words about Tottenham!
A lot will still depend on what happens with Arsenal when the final draw is made for the Champions League group stages on August 29th, but looking at how the Premier League games fall for the Gunners around and about the dates of our UCL group games, we could have a problem on our hands, Houston.
Every year Arsenal fans take great pleasure in St Totteringham’s Day nd this year has been no different. We also all know the famous chants that Jack Wilshere used in the FA Cup Parade from the top of the Open-Top Bus and most of them have been sung by ourselves when we are out with our mates (or even with Tottenham fans!)
Bear with me on this one Arsenal fans because it could get a little complicated. There are a lot of connected threads coming together in this article but if things work out as I think they might, it could all add to up to some very good news for the Gunners.
It was one of the biggest Arsenal transfer rumours of last summer and although Southampton managed to hold on to their France international Morgan Schneiderlin back then, it has looked increasingly like they would be losing him sooner or later.
We could have a very United North London on Cup Final Day, with the very unusual sight of Tottenham fans cheering on Arsenal against Aston Villa, much to their chagrin!
When Arsenal took apart the Liverpool side of Brendan Rodgers that has been feted by the English media for their surge up the Premier League table after a shaky start to the season, it highlighted our own surge and the way that Arsene Wenger and the players have answered a lot of our critics and suggested to the fans that the Gunners have finally got a squad capable of winning the title. Or have we?
It is a well-known fact that Morgan Schneiderlin wanted to leave Southampton last summer for a bigger club, with both Arsenal and Tottenham constantly repeated as probable destinations. It now seems even more certain that the French international will be moving to the Emirates after he dropped his clearest hint that he would be choosing a club in the Champions League next season.