I have a new pet hate.
It’s not the club per se, rather the way the media fawns all over them and how pundits get so ridiculoulsy wet and slip off their seats when they talk about them.
I’m not denying they knock the ball around imaginatively at times but that’s the point - they don’t do it all the time and their record isn’t such that they warrant all this praise.
I don’t think they’ve won anything in Europe in the last decade and if they were that good they would have done. Similarly they haven’t had a run of successive league titles in England that would consititute domination in their domestic league. AFAIK they’ve won 3 leagues under Wenger in 11 years and never 2-in-a-row.
I look at them this season and they’ve dished out a few hidings to scheidt teams but now they’re without Fabregas and things aren’t flowing for them at all. Even with him I don’t think they’ll last the pace this season in Europe or in England because they’re nowhere near as good as everybody makes out.
Sure they were excellent early on in the season when they were thumping Derby 6-0 and Slavia Prague 7-0. But frankly they remind me of a mad bastard who arrives over to a house party at about 6pm when nobody other than the people organising it are there.
He then starts firing tequila and all other manner of shots in him from the get go and is going fooking mental within an hour. As everyone starts to arrive they comment on what great laugh yer man is as he’s going nuts throwing the drink into him and rampaging around the house.
A few people remark that they haven’t seen anyone that mad at a party ever and he might even be the maddest person they’ve ever seen. Then it hits about 10pm and you look over and the mad fook’s passed out and asleep in the corner, not even half-way through the night.
He’s not a mad bastard after all and that my dear friends is Arsenal.