The start of this season, Arsenal fans have taken it from all sides. The club is in a crisis. We seem not to know where we are going. The futures not bright. We get it.
But I do have to laugh at fans of Spurs and Liverpool. They seem to have given it the most, yet maybe they need to get their ship in order first.
So Liverpool beat us 4-0 and looked brilliant. Well done guys. But beating Arsenal doesn’t make up for a decade of failure.
That’s right, in the last 10 years, Liverpool have won a single League Cup.
I saw some Scousers (they probably weren’t Scouse. We all know they are worse than Man U for racing back to London) even say “I bet Alexis Sanchez regrets picking Arsenal over Liverpool now”.
Let’s look at the facts; In 3 years at Arsenal, Sanchez has won 2 FA Cups. In those 3 years, Liverpool have won nothing.
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Not last nights lottery numbers, but Liverpools last 8 league finishes.
It has been a decade of underachievement for them. Of course, the papers won’t want to report the truth for fear of boycotts. But Liverpool are a club who are in the middle of a decade long crisis.
Their last trophy was in 2012 – the League Cup. There last FA Cup in 2006. And you have to go back to 1990 for their last league title. Most of their fans were still in Bangladesh in 1990, having not yet travelled to the UK to work in a Brick Lane curry house.
So yes, you beat us 4-0, but ultimately what will you have to show for it at the end of the season? You will probably celebrate the 4th place trophy like you did last season.
As for Spurs, they are a joke of a club.
Arsenal’s poor start to the season has actually masked Spurs failings.
Their players want out, they haven’t won at home, 1 win in 3 and couldn’t beat Burnley. They are only actually 1 point better off than Arsenal, and have had the home advantage in the opening games of the season.
And if Arsenal have had a disaster of a transfer market, how about them?
They have literally bought a centre back called Sanchez in the hope of driving advertising revenue to their site – with idiots thinking it was Alexis.
This is a bloke who joined Ajax for about £4.5m last summer, and is now suddenly worth £45m+.
Then they are chasing Serge Aurier. By now he might have got a work permit for the UK. Remember this was the player who couldn’t get a permit to play against Arsenal in England due to being handed a 2 month prison sentence for assaulting a police office.
Aurier has a long list of offences against him, from assault to homophobic abuse, to abusing people on social media. He was suspended by PSG in 2016 and once spent a summer begging Arsenal to sign him (since writing this they signed him).
Add in a Swansea striker on loan. Well done guys.
Spurs finished above Arsenal last season. Well done lads. You won a trophy for putting the pressure on Chelsea. Good job.
But ultimately it was another season without a trophy. My maths is bad, but I make that 1 League Cup in 18 years? That’s even worse than Liverpool.
Spurs fans claim players would be more attracted to their club over Arsenal if a players “wants to win things”. You have a laugh?
No FA Cup in 26 years. No league title in 56 years. Finished above Arsenal once in 22 years.
Spurs are not a big club. Not an attractive club. They can only dream of signing the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Next season they are going to be in a similar position as Arsenal as top players – the likes of Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweild – enter the last year of the contract. Why will they hang around, winning nothing and getting underpaid for the privilege.
The likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Cristian Erickson are not Spurs fans. They are not “one of their own”. They are players who play for the coin. To win things. They will all be gone next season.
As for that great manager you have, his nickname in the game is Won Nothing.
I feel embarrassed by Spurs fans the way they have celebrated Arsenal’s start to the season. I guess when you have no success at your own club, you have to celebrate another clubs failures.
Up next for Spurs is an away trip to Everton. Arsenal host Bournemouth.
It is not inconceivable that 4 games in, crisis club Arsenal will be above progressively brilliant Spurs.
Concentrate on your own crisis lads.
It is not good enough at Arsenal at the moment. We do need to look at ourselves. Our failings. But we as fans are more than capable doing that ourselves. Fans of clubs who are failing even bigger, in decade long trophy droughts, are in no position to laugh.
Up the Arsenal