When teams no longer fear playing at the Emirates…. by Lagos Gooner
Every football team always prides itself in it’s home form; a team may lose games away, but when it comes to playing at home, every team always wants to win; especially the big teams. Every team wants to winning at home in front of their own fans; they want to hear their fans shout for joy whenever a goal is scored. Unfortunately, Arsenal cannot guarantee its fans such joy for now.
Where did it all go wrong? Why have we suddenly lost our invincibility at home? Gone are the Highbury days, when we crushed any team that came to our home. We showed no mercy in beating teams badly in front of our home fans; especially premiership teams. Then, any team coming to play Arsenal on their home turf would do so with so much fear and respect. These days, how do teams approach games against us on our ground? I wish I could tell you….
Ever since we changed our home ground from Highbury to the Emirates, we have found it difficult maintaining our record of winning at home. Teams have come to the Emirates to steal away precious points; they have come to Arsenal to wipe off the smiles from the mouths of Arsenal fans. Teams no longer come to Arsenal with fear; rather they play Arsenal at home with the belief that they can win, and they often win. Oh my, how much has Arsenal fallen?
Our away form, for a while now, has been nothing to write home about but if we can’t get it right away, then why do we find hard to get it right at home?
I look forward to that time we will start winning at home again. I look forward to that time we will make our home ground uncomfortable to the likes of Liverpool and Brighton. I look forward to that time every Arsenal fan can brag and make so much noise when we are playing at home, because they know their team will not let them down.
Losing at home to teams like Frankfurt and Brighton is highly unacceptable and the Arsenal board needs to let this sink into their hearts, if they eventually get to read my appeal.
We need change drastically and we are appealing to Arsenal to please wake up and stop being a sleeping giant and at least start winning at home…
Sylvester (Lagos Gooner)