Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Word for word, no song describes the current feelings of Arsenal fans than Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart. From the ambition’s being low, the resentment riding high, desperation has taken hold. And it is our love, our love for The Arsenal, that is tearing us apart.
Inspiral Carpets – This is How it Feels
Two stand out lyrics is the song that inspired the first Mesut Ozil chant. “Putting it down to another bad day”. Throughout this season, every loss has been a bad day at the office. We have lost due to being poor ourselves than our opponents being excellent. “This is how it feels when your word means nothing at all”. Arsene Wenger can now say what he wants. I do not believe a thing he says. His words mean nothing at all.
Johnny Cash – Hurt
This is turning a bit depressing hey? Well battle through. This version of the song get’s me every time. I listen to it whenever we lose. Arsenal will let us down, Arsenal will make us hurt.
The Smiths – This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Any one of The Smith’s back catalogue could have mad this list. From That Joke Isn’t Funny Now to I Don’t Owe You Anything, I Know It’s Over or Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, but it is This Night Has Opened My Eyes that makes the cut, due to their being one night for all of us that made us realise what has happened. That night might have been years ago, or it might have been Wednesday night against Swansea. The dream is gone.
The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
Many an Arsenal fan were turning their backs in 2014. There was anger on the terraces, mainly aimed at Arsene Wenger. Then we won the FA Cup. The next season, with Get Out Whilst You Can Joel the fans had turned on mass once more. Then we won the FA Cup. I do not think a historic 3rd FA Cup on the trot would fool many Arsenal fans again into thinking Wenger is the right man for the job.
Pink Floyd – Money
I imagine the first 20 seconds of this song as being the first thing that Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis here every morning when they wake up. In fact, I am surprised it is not played every time a fan enters the stadium. We are merely a way to fill the cash register.
The Rifles – The General
It start’s with the lyrics “When he was younger he could rumble like a hurricane” and finishes with “Sit around and reminisce about the glory days”. It pretty much describes where Arsene Wenger was, and now is. The last line “cause you’re really not that man you used to be” sums it all up.
Happy Mondays – Step On
Where to start?
“You know he’s gonna take away your promised land”
“He’ll never stop until he’s taken the lot”
“Make a stranger in your own land”
“He got a double tongue”
Quite simply, we have been lied to and we have been stolen from.
Arctic Monkeys – When The Sun Goes Down
It is all about that second verse “And what a scummy man, Just give him half a chance, I bet he’ll rob you if he can, Can see it in his eyes.” And with that, the sun is going down on The Arsenal as we know it.
Dire Straits – Money for Nothing
£3 million paid to Stan Kroenke under the guise of ‘strategic and advisory services’. The clue is in the title. It is Money for Nothing.
Madness – Embarrassment
Never before have I been embarrassed to be an Arsenal fan. Even in the 9 years without a trophy, I still turned up at work, head held high. Now I dread the conversation turning to “Have a good weekend” and the inevitable question “How did Arsenal do?”.
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
At the end of the day, we all love The Arsenal. Once the revolution has happened, we will have our Arsenal back. The Wenger years should not be looked back on as what we did not do, but as what we did. Two doubles, three league titles, 5 FA Cups and the invincible. We might be angry now, but when we look back, we had some great times.