HAPPY FRIDAY MY DARLINGS!
So sorry I’ve been off the radar this week, work stuff has consumed my life and it’s horrible. But hey, you’re not here to listen to me moan about myself. You’re here to read me moan about Arsenal. Amirite? Yeah I’m right.
WE BEAT THE CHAMPIONS!
As a friend rightly put it, the goal was smelly. But your own kind of smelly. Post hangover, binge watching Curb Your Enthusiasm, sweating in a dirty bed with next doors german shepherd sharing the space.
Wenger’s back three formation is really starting to cut the mustard. 3 wins in 3. I think it’s so amusing. Wenger finally lashes out at the fans by doing tactics. Wonderful. I mean, this is par the course. It happened behind the scenes before his last deal. He was having a nightmare, changed up the process to get more energy into the players and more thinking into the prep… he blitzed the final 10 of the season, winning the #TopFourTrophy and an FA Cup.
This time, he’s switched his formation, he’s being more flexible and he’s openly admitting he can change. This won’t last. When he signs his new deal, we’ll revert back to type and struggle. Wenger sets up glorious failure. He causes the problem, then pops up with the solution, then we all cheer him. He’s like the hostage taker that starves his captive, then rolls in with a cheese sandwich on day 9 to much applause.
But look, I like winning. It doesn’t bury the feeling of misery that he’ll sign on again… but this weekend is now tantalising. We have the chance to kill Spurs title dreams.
You take the wins where you can. Once again, if you don’t care about killing Spurs dreams, then there’s something wrong with you. Sitting in the comments section of this blog and reading people say they don’t feel a rivalry between Arsenal and Spurs is beyond alien. Football culture is about tribalism, our tribe in North London has a deep-seated hatred of Spurs and that’s how it should be. This nonchalant disrespect of football culture is unreal. Imagine being a Madrid fan and telling a season ticket holder there you didn’t get the rivalry with Barca? Imagine an online Liverpool fan telling someone who goes that the Everton rivalry is irrelevant. It’s f*cking ignorant. This isn’t about being English, this is about respecting the values of the game.
I’m all for globalisation. I’m game for having the utmost respect for all fans, some of my finest friends are foreign fans who totally get it. I just can’t stand the growing disrespect for the culture of the game. People knocking our greats if they make valid points about Wenger. A host of other things that are just unbelievably alien to me. It’s simply not on. I’m not telling people how to be fans, I’m just saying if you want to come to the table and play in the culture, then take time to understand it and don’t try and brush it off as illogical.
Anyway, my little rant over. SPURS ON SUNDAY! It’s going to be great. The top 4 assault is back on. I’m salivating at the prospect of dishing out some pain.
See you in the comments.