Good morning one and all!
I wanted to wish you all Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah… whichever religious event you used to wish the festive delight of Mikel Arteta into the job this year.
I think we’ve really been gifted something special, footballing hope, a brighter future, a reason to wake up on a Saturday outside stupid family responsibilities and stuff.
Outside that, I wanted to thank you. Yes, you. For being here for the website this season. It’s been one of the toughest years to write about The Arsenal. We had the football Grinch in charge of a miserable operation, a certified joy-sucker, but you came here for the group therapy sessions, even during the darkest of 3 at the back moments.
You all made it worth it. This has been the best year for Gooners coming over for a read, more than ever have tuned in, which is quite the achievement considering the blogged word has been written off more times than a Charles-N’Zogbia-to-Arsenal transfer. The community has never been busier, we’re going to crush our record for daily comments by a margin this year, and I have to salute you, that’s a lot of hours you lot are burning at the expense of your nations productivity. We went hard at the podcasting this year, big thanks to everyone that took the time to join me on the show, particularly this season. Finally, a huge thanks to everyone that’s interacted with me this year, it’s been great fun to talk on e-mail, Twitter DM, IRL, even via LinkedIn.
What a moment for the fans in general. We all decided in unison it was time for a change, now we’re all backing the revolution of Mikel Arteta.
So, in short, have a wonderful day. Send love from Le Grove, even if your family have no clue what this place is. Be good to everyone, especially the Spurs fans who also got what they deserved this year, they just don’t know it yet.
BIG LOVE, see you back here for a Boxing Day which has the gift of Mikel Arteta’s second debut!
I CANNOT WAIT. Xxx
P.S. Thanks to the Fokohaela lads for knocking this up for me. Happy Christmas!