Would You Choose Arsenal To Lose Final If It Guaranteed Spurs Lost In CL? by Dan Smith
There’s a cruel irony that the moment we get to win a rare European trophy it could be overshadowed by Spurs being in a Champions league final. Can we enjoy beating Chelsea until we know the outcome of June 1st?
Atletico Madrid threw a street parade when winning the same competition 12 months ago in spite of Real being days away from a third consecutive European Cup. While it’s been their history to settle for the scraps their more famous rivals didn’t want, Tottenham winning a trophy which has eluded us contradicts what we have seen most of our lives.
Chelsea was hard enough, yet there was a sense of inevitability the moment they were bought by a Russian Billionaire. Spurs on the other hand just are not meant to be doing this type of thing. So how can we ask planning permission for a street party when there might be a bigger one in North London that same week?
Some gooners have said they rather lose in Baku if it meant Liverpool triumphed in Madrid. My feelings are do I really want Arsenal to suffer for the sake of banter? I don’t really care about the aspect us qualifying for the CL, I have long felt we won’t challenge for the major prizes under the current ownership.
There is nothing like watching your team lift silverware. Isn’t that why we put ourselves through this every week, the journey, the drama, to have moments that last forever? In what has been a poor period in our history we could lift our fourth trophy in 6 years. Do I not want that because of what another club is or isn’t doing? Are Spurs that important that I would choose my gunners to go without?
Sometimes you have to taste your own medicine. I’m grown up enough to listen to other supporters gloating if it meant the club I care about are bettering themselves. I am comfortable enough to know Spurs winning one cup competition does not change our whole history. A lucky cup run (no matter how good) doesn’t surpass what I have watched my team achieve in my life. It would be disrespectful to what Arsene Wenger did to say one cup run could match his CV. Making such imaginary deals with the devil shows a small mindness in our fan base. You wouldn’t wish harm on an ex because you don’t care about them, so why let what is happening elsewhere ruin a rare experience for us?
Arsenal are miles behind the likes of City and Liverpool. Spurs could lose 4-0 in Madrid and it won’t alter how Mr Kroenke runs us. We are not good enough to be putting our nose up to any trophies, who knows when we will next get a chance to win the next one?
So let’s just worry about our own success and don’t worry about the Spuds, eh?