Fucking love Arsenal

What a difference a few weeks makes?

As the pubs filled up around the ground early doors, you just knew there was something special in the air.

It was 1pm and the Swan had only been serving for an hour but the pub was heaving – the bar 4 deep.

Other pubs up and down the Holloway Road were the same. The Arsenal had turned up; and turned up early.

Pre-game in the concourse you could barely move. This time not due to the clubs disorganisation but because of the pure weight of fans having it off. And the sound carried through to the terraces as the game kicked off.

It was non-stop throughout the game. We have not had an atmosphere like it in years. And I am not just talking about the last 2 years with Covid restrictions. I am going back to since the stadium has opened.

I can not remember a game where the atmosphere was better.

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3-nil up at half time and again the concourse was a completely different place in comparison to that Chelsea defeat.

A late goal from Spurs did not dampen us and at the final whistle the celebrations began.

The sound echoed around the concourse once more as fans left the ground. Singing about Tottenham getting battered everywhere they go.

And despite it being a Sunday evening, the beer was flowing in the pubs.

A good 10 minute rendition of B’Jesus . No one wanted to go home.

I have seen a few people comment that Arsenal fans celebrations were over the top. That we were celebrating like we had won the league.

The worst thing is I have seen some Arsenal fans comment this.

These sort of fans just do not get it do they? They project their negativity onto everyone else and hate seeing others happy.

I imagine these fans were crying into their dodgy lap top streams on Sunday night whilst the majority of Arsenal fans around the globe celebrated.

People have been in lockdown for 18 months. Hardly been to a game. Many spent a period isolating.

To be back at the football was something special. To be back in the pubs with mates brilliant. And for The Arsenal to beat Spurs memorable.

Sunday weas a release for everyone in that ground. A release from the last 18 months. It was needed.

If you do not understand why Arsenal fans were so delirious on Sunday, then maybe live sport is not for you. Maybe stick to X-Factor or Peppa Pig or something.

We go on to Brighton where again our away support will be excellent.

I does feel this season that we are more up for it in the stands; home and away.

A little bit of Covid, a little bit of the press criticism making it feel like it is “them against us”. Whatever has changed, I love it. And I will ride that wave.

I did not even mind getting up at 5am this morning to commute to work on 5 hours sleep and 12 hours drinking!

Love Arsenal man.

4 thoughts on “Fucking love Arsenal

  1. junky

    Great read fella. The 87 semi final win for me was more enjoyable than 26/5/89-. nothing beat beating them lot down the swamp. Wish i had been there. Great to have arsenal youth players coming through, who understand what it means to beat the scum. Lond may it continue.

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  2. Johnno

    Fuckin class mate. The one good thing about our recent decline is that its probably rid the club of a lot of the wankers who attached themselves to us during the good times. That was a proper football crowd in there yesterday and it looks like the players and fans have definitely embraced the “them against us” mentality. As for the sad cunts on twitter moaning about fans going over the top, fuck `em. They`re all boring cunts anyway, probably see people enjoying themselves and secretly want to join in but frightened to let themselves go. Hope the team approach Brighton like a cup final, if we do them we`ll have some serious momentum and could get ourselves on a bit of a run.

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  3. Free

    Fucking beautiful.
    Yesterday was the heat we have played fortue first 45mins since maybe that FA cup final against Chelsea in Wenger penultimate year, but that was Wembley.

    Yesterday something fundamentally shifted.

    I have been Arteta’s harshest critic.

    Because it’s style.of okay I have not liked what I have been seeing. But the first 45mins yesterday was devastating and like a drug in itself. By half time I was totally hoarse. My kids thought I was crazy it was fucking brilliant.

    When the third goal went in I sink to knees and shouted ‘We are fucking killing them”

    It was brilliant, I am still buzzing actually. The Auba goal was magic. That was just high class silky skill. Fast accurate devastating.

    This has all come about with Leno being binned. He was catastrophic for Arteta’s system and slowed tue entire build up down to a snails pace , placing the entire.team.under immense pressure always.

    I have alot more.to say but let’s see.if we can turn over Brighton fors to see if we have really gotten our shit together, becuase frankly Tottenham were total shite.

    Brighton will he a much tougher test. Iwamt to see this team gel and start to strong together more Half’s like the first half yesterday. Score alot more.goals, crate more patterns of okay not be predictable and always look as hungry as they did yestersay.

    It was how they have.to play and better. Would have been great time another one or two goals yesterday also. So we have.more.to.wotk on.

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