Today I decided to write an article. As I started typing, I didn’t know what it would be about, but as the first words began to appear, I thought of something. We have a whole week in between matches and nothing much to read about Arsenal besides fake transfer rumours and deadwood this, deadwood that, that I decided to write an article that everyone who read it would have something to share on it.
Why I love Arsenal by AO
I first got interested in football in 1998 during the World cup and like almost everybody else watching, Zidane was who I was most impressed with. I followed him all through EURO 2000 and began watching Madrid games because of him. Then in the Champions league in 05/06, another French man came to the Bernabeau and killed it.
It was king Thierry. That amazing solo goal made me notice the Arsenal. They went on to the finals that year and narrowly missed out on the trophy to a Barcelona team aided by poor refereeing. But they had caught my attention.
After the move to the Emirates stadium, I began to fall in love with the club. A lot of people who began to choose a club to support after 2004 always choose Chelsea because they were winners. But Arsenal’s lack of trophies never bothered me. I didn’t decide to follow them because of the 49 unbeaten games or the trophies prior. In fact since I fell in love with Arsenal, they have only won 2 trophies. The FA Cup, and the Community shield in 2014. I loved the club because of the brand of football they played. Because of the philosophy the club believed in and stuck with. Because the club somehow gives off a vibe of humility and sportsmanship. I remember Cazorla diving once against West Brom and he and Wenger apologising after the game. And that offer of a rematch against Sheffield United in the FA Cup. That story was enough to endear me to this club. These things made us different from other clubs. These things made me fall in love.
I wouldn’t want to be considered less of a fan because I only started following in 2007. I am a fan just as much as the guy who spends over £1000 on season tickets and watches every game. I love the club as much as all of you.
Why do you love the Arsenal?