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Victory Through Harmony

By Walter Broeckx

When I wrote my article Arsenal against the rest: Everton, the refs, the epl, the fa….

I didn’t realised that the …would be filled in that soon.

Oh yes we have to play the rest of the teams on the field. And oh yes we will have to see a lot of refs out there who will do all they can to stop us from winning our games. And yes we will get more talk from managers who have lost their games against us.

Could you imagine for one moment that if we would have lost the game against Everton and Wenger would have come out and complained about an Everton player who would have said something? Could you imagine how the press would react? Do you really think they would come out with a list on that player X and drag all kind of non proven nonsense together just to show what a bad person he is?

No, you all know that the media would make a list of statements from Wenger and say to you that Wenger is a sore loser and that he is always complaining and always telling nonsense. That is what most of the press would do. I know it, you know it, they know it.

A lot of the people who work in the media don’t like Wenger and thus don’t like Arsenal. Since the first day at Arsenal he was attacked by some of them. And the way he taught them a lesson is a thing they have never forgiven him. Having the media against you is very difficult. As the media are a powerful part of our society. They can make life for a person impossible. I think we have seen it happen before where people were killed by the media through  a media campaign. Be the campaign based on truth or not is not important for the media. If they are after your skin they will try to get it.

Not all of the media do this. No we have to give credit for those who don’t jump on the daily or weekly bandwagon. But it would be nice if those people would point out those who start such campaigns and demand that their fellow journalists stick to their actual and first task: bringing news and not making news.

But what is wrong the Cesc and the media? First of all Cesc is a player of Arsenal. And he is not just a player of Arsenal. No he is the best player Arsenal has had in the last few years and if everything goes right for the next years also. He is a Wenger buy and so anything Wenger thinks is good should be put in a bad daylight for some of those media hyenas.  So that is the first reason to have a go at Cesc.

Another reason is the fact that Cesc is of the highest importance for Arsenal the team. If you see the messages on twitter from the players there is a very good atmosphere between the players. Now, this all could be fake and be part of “a lets pretend we are a big and happy family” but I don’t think you can get 25 individuals with big egos working on such a thing. So for those who want to see it,  it is clear that every attempt to bring a player in disrepute is countered by messages on twitter from teammates or the players themselves who wipe it from the table.

So a part of the media will try everything to discredit Fabregas and hope that it will backfire on the squad in total. In the hope that the players will no longer fight like a team but become more the individuals and this could cost us in the long run. So they will use every trick in the book to put him in a bad daylight.

And they will also try to do this in an attempt to split Fabregas and the fans. We all know what happened last summer when they media predicted every day that Cesc was going to Barcelona and wouldn’t come back. But when the season started Cesc was still in London and was our captain. So it did make the media look a bit stupid didn’t it? And if there is one thing the media don’t like it is looking foolish. Even though some of them are just that.

So here’s another reason for the media to dislike Cesc and have a go at him. In their mind they will think something in the style: “He made us look like fools so now we will pick on him on every occasion.” So instead of treating the comments from Moyes for what they are: “a losing manager trying to cover up his own teams failure to win a game even with the blatant help of the ref”. So they make it look as if this is the first time a club captain has said something about a ref.

Yes, in over 150 years of football in England for the first time ever a captain would have said something bad about a ref. Yes, you all believe it do you…..

But now they come up with silly lists of incidents in which our captain would have let us or the team down. Lists full of allegations which are not proved and full of comments taken out of their context. This is just another attempt to have a part of the fans turning against our captain. Another attempt to drive Cesc out of Arsenal and out of England so that they can say: “see it we told you he would leaeve.”

Well my dear bandwagon journalists I got news for you. Cesc is our captain. And even the fans who were moaning at the start of the season that Cesc wasn’t playing with his heart any more will have seen that he still is El Capitan.

Anyone will have seen how he is running and working for the team and playing his heart out. Whenever he is on the pitch he is fighting and doing all he can to win. Like a real leader, like a real captain should do.  His arguing with refs speaks louder than your silly ramblings for the fans. Yes he argues with the refs when he sees injustice done to his team. Like a real captain does. And he is furious when he sees that refs and assistants don’t know their job and that he knows more about the rules than them. And if the refs stick to their mistakes then the captain does what he can do best. He turns the game with a brilliant pass and make us win the game. We fans see this and admire him for his spirit of not wanting to lose.

I have supported Cesc from the first time I saw him play. I have defended him during last summer and said he would be here this season and I have said that he would be playing with his heart for our team. Whenever he goes he will go and I will be grateful for what he has given us. He is playing with passion this season and he is giving it all for Arsenal just like he promised us at the start of the season he would do. I believed him and he has done nothing to prove him and me wrong.

So Cesc, if you ever should read this (not that I have any illusions on this) : ignore those stupid morons who are trying to make live difficult for you. We Gooners are right behind you. We believe you will be fighting your heart out for the Arsenal and wish that in a few weeks time you can have a big smile on your face when you can show them who you really are when you present the trophy(ies) to us gooners: The captain of Arsenal! And to the other Gooners I just hope that you see what is really going on: an attempt to bring us down by the dots I left open in my previous article: the gutter part of the press.

Cesc: We will support you. We will follow El Capitan!

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58 comments to El Capitan, we are behind you

  • Datta

    Echoes my thoughts mate! Nice article

  • Marcus

    The media believes its own lies.

    Sadly for them 95% of Newspapers are in decline…..you could say freefall…..

    Presumably when you see the Daily Epitaph, sorry Telegraph, run stories like “Cesc’s Roll of Dishonour”, then you know that they have replaced an established journo who had the vestiges of propriety with some spotty-nosed kid on Hob-nobs, a retainer, and a Christmas bonus.

    I should think one tweet from Jack Wilshire gets more readers than a Telegraph article these days

  • Rhys Jaggar

    I’m sure no member of the accredited media follows other people’s writings, then rewrites their story and puts their own by-line on it, do they?

    And they certainly wouldn’t go about discrediting the person who wrote the original, would they?

    Nice people, people who write for others, aren’t they??

  • Ricky Putra

    Indeed.. agree with you.. Cesc is our captain so back him up or don’t be a gooners..

  • Rhys Jaggar

    On a more positive note about the media, can I suggest open minded folks at this site take a read of:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-1354300/Martin-Samuel-Footballs-hate-mob-learn-rugby.html

    It’s Martin Samuel’s copy this morning. Those who read what he has to say will know him to be a West Ham fan who takes his little boy sometimes to watch Chelsea as his son decided to be independent-minded and not do what his dad told him to.

    I found this article to make cogent points about the following:
    1. Football can learn about joy for sport from other sports, whilst few would want to learn about irrational, blind hatred from football.
    2. There can be complex reasons for choosing to move stadia. And sometimes pragmatism may need to over-ride idealism.
    3. UEFA’s rules don’t come into force for 3 years yet, so other clubs can do what the hell they want in the meantime.
    4. Most people think that Joey Barton’s tackle on Diaby was legitimate. Note I’m not casting judgement on the actions he took earlier against Diaby and Arshavin as I didn’t see either of them.

    If anyone can come up with anything in Mr Samuel’s article which isn’t reasonable, I’d like to know what it is. If you don’t like what he said about Wenger, Wenger broke the rule he often talks about, namely don’t comment on other clubs’ business.

    You’ll all note that, should Abramovitch try silly buggers with a £50m per annum shirt sponsorship deal from one of his own vehicles, I’ll be suggesting he takes a walk along a plank on a ship flying a Black Spot flag…………

  • snehalbumbhatt

    One of the WORST performances I have ever seen from a set of officials! No complaints about the sending off as Diaby is an idiot and deserved it although Barton is a really nasty piece of work. But two NON-penalties and even Newcastle had a legitmate goal disallowed for offside. Players booked when they shouldn’t have been and players not booked when they should. Totally disgraceful and worthy of an investigation into whether this man is fit to be a referee for the Premiership

  • Shard

    @Rhys

    Maybe the assertion that Wenger is a snitch or that if Wenger had spent money then we would have won that game, or that nothing was wrong with Barton’s tackle.. Apart from that. yes, a good article.

  • Shard

    @ Rhys jagger

    Also I disagree somewhat with point 4 in your post.

    ‘Most people’ do NOT think that was a legitimate tackle. Most people in England who write on football SAY they think that was legitimate. I bet they’ll change their opinions mighty quickly if it were Rooney who was on the receiving end of it, just like they do when it comes to diving.

  • imagooner

    @Walter

    I feel that Arsenal fan sites like this should educate the Arsenal fans more about the state of things happening in EPL. Since i guess any form of media is completely against Arsenal and Arsene it would be difficult for anyone who is not intelligent to understand the real situtation that we are put into. I suggest you in bringing up weekly or bi-weekly e-magazine run by Arsenal fans around the world to enlighten them about the negative media. May be Arsenal Worldwide could take up this initiative and i would be really happy 🙂

    @rhys

    First of all thanks to guys like you who could easily provoke any Arsenal fan with utter foolishness and stupidity just like illiterate idiot barton. And the fact that you go on to quote martin samuel, a cult por*****pher says who you really are and above all thanks for helping me spend my time educating illiterate morons like you. And since you have asked what is not reasonable that he has written below it follows,

    – everything he has written except that he is a complete idiot
    – the fact that Arsene is worried about chelski spending money, complaining and crying to media for justice
    – the fact that Arsene should have spend money just like everyone else and go bust end of the season like pools or sp*rs
    – the fact that nothing wrong with bartons tackle on diaby

    What i would really like to see is that guys who say that the tackle was good subjected to the same tackle from barton. And once the tackle is made i would like those guys to heap praise on barton for wonderful tackle.

  • WalterBroeckx

    One thing is for sure this Mr. Samuel knows nothing about the laws of the game. I told this but don’t know if my comment will be published.

  • Shard

    That’s what I’m saying Walter. I think he does know the laws of the game very well. If that were Rooney that were tackled he’d quote you the law from memory and demand a 6 match ban or something on those lines.

  • JohnW

    I actually think some people now realise there’s a genuine opportunity for Arsenal to win the EPL this season, and may be trying to stop this from happening. I think some refs unfortunately may be part of this group! I also think, Mr. Moyes wanted very much to help his mate Sir Alex, when he failed miserably, there was no way not to have that Cesc rant.
    Let’s also hope the 4-4 draw with Newcastle does not have the same effect as a certain match in February a few years ago, when we saw a talented player’s leg broken in two, and then tbe captain going bonkers.
    In a way, a whole week’s wait before the next game will do us no favours, because now the media will pile on more pressure- how Arsenal always caves in under pressure, etc. Should we win against Wolves, then it will be a little respite, but only just, because then we have Barca who will create all sorts of problems for our injury- depleted team. Oh, the media will have a field day in February, but do we have the mental strength to bounce back? Only time will tell.

  • Shard

    John W

    I think in some ways that year 3 years ago now has hardened us. We now know what to expect from referees when we’re fighting for the title. it won’t be a shock anymore, and I think we have enough character to see it through. The worrying part for me is the injuries. At the back Vermaelen and Djourou. Midfield with Song(though he might be back now), Denilson, and Diaby for 3 games, plus of course Nasri. If we can stay fit i think we have more than a good chance to win.

  • terry

    I dont know whats going to be worse for you lot – Last year you had Silvestre trying to tame Messi, this year you have Squillaci. I don’t know which is worse?

    Without Juru your team is finished and i think your season hinges on this coz of Wenger’s arrogance.

    The premiership and champions league are ours – enjoy the carling cup boys – actually wait you have to beat the might b’ham first and with your makeshift defence dont think you will even get that.

  • WalterBroeckx

    No terry, we will have to beat Dean first.

    Of all the refs available the fa is sending Dean to this final. A ref who is known for his anti arsenal bias which will be documented on this site before the game and so you can see if you take notice on how he will try his best to make us lose. Dean is a master in this.

    We will have to beat 15 men at Wembley.

  • imagooner

    @terry

    I am sorry but if you are the same guy who cheated on your fellow teammates w*** then i really admire your commitement and professionalism to the club which feeds you. Apart from that you are really a bad example for mankind i would say except that you highly over-rated. Between i guess its not Arsene who spend 75m pounds to get hold the CL spot you w*****s

  • A Casual Observer

    *sigh*

    If you feed the troll he will keep coming back back for more… like a stray cat.

  • Shard

    I agree.. ignore him.. Has nothing of value to say. Only a wind up. probably ignored in real life and needs attention so trolls all over the place.

  • terry

    @IMAGOONER – Stop your bitterness little boy. Face the facts. Your team gout ousted like no one in the hisotyr of mankind and you have the audacity to tell me about CL spots. Mate your team is going down – your defenders are finished and the sooner oyu realise this the better.

    @Walter – The ref can infleuce a game yes but not to the extent you have been going on about. There are ridiclous factos which went against you but your manager once again proved a poor tactician. You guys were humiliated by Barcelona, and i can see only more of the same.

    Unfortunately for ever real Arsenal fan he’s still manager because as long as he is manager of Arsenal you can’t win the PL because he will keep making the same mistakes and offering the same excuses. There was nothing wrong with Barton’s challenge but there was plenty wrong with Diaby’s reaction. Decisions didn’t cost u the game, the performances of The Chuckle Brothers, Clichy, Rosicky and Eboue (what an idiot he was when he came on) did. Typical Wenger.

  • terry

    Suprised youre not blaming Pat Rice but at least blaming the refs takes the focus away from the real problems, hey mate

  • typeface

    terry,

    not surprised giggs and scholes got away with murder AGAIN. But still lost. hahahah. You should pay your refs a little bit more methinks.

  • terry

    @typeface – incredible name – as i said before it helps to have friends in the right places – not emeies and your manager does himself no favours with his tupid rants – no wonder you got turned over by our matey Dowdy 😉

    all good lads

  • buxcey

    @terry piss off please. this is a arsenal forum incase you havent noticed.

    I think the question we should be asking ourselves is “can we fuck up a top 4 finish”? the answer most definitely being yes.
    With Kos and Squillachi looking likely to be our CB pairing for a while to come (anyone believing TV will be back soon will be disappointed), Al only an injury away from being back between the sticks and a morale crushing heavy loss to Barca pending, it could well happen.
    Add to this our awful home form, the spuds grinding out results and the mousers new found belief and I don’t think a top 4 finish is by any means guaranteed.
    This is why Wenger will now be praying that he can win the tinpot carling cup, he can then use that as this seasons “success”.
    So I am going to say it and you can all slate me for not being a “true fan” But if I ask myself in all honesty “do I want us to win the Carling Cup? Then the answer is probably NO.
    Enough is enough, and I don’t care what misfortune or failure we have to endure, if the means finally justify the ends and we are rid of this lying, pathetic excuse of a man.

  • FunGunner

    @ Walter
    Hurray! Excellent article and agree with every word of it. Cesc, we are right behind you every step of the way. (And I never believed he would be sold, either.)

    @ Rhys Jaggar
    Arsene’s comments about Chelsea are in his press conference which you will find on arsenal.com. He was prompted twice by a journalist to comment. After saying it was not his business, he only said in essence that: a) spending £75 million showed that Abramovich was back to investing again and that he (RA) wanted Chelsea to push for the title. b)yes, Chelsea have made a £70 million loss, but they have pledged support for the Fifa financial fair play rules, therefore they must have worked out how they are going to abide by them.
    Nothing derogatory in that, and all of it as a resonse to repeated prompts.

  • Shard

    @buxcey

    so the end that you would give anything to achieve isn’t winning the title or trophies; it’s getting rid of Arsene Wenger? While claiming to be an Arsenal fan? Yes, I think we know who the pathetic excuse for a man here is.

  • FunGunner

    @ buxcey
    What you said to terry, back to you.

    Our “awful form”? We are the form team in the league at the moment. 2nd in the league, having just made up a point on ManUre. Only team in all three cup competitions.

    How on earth can you NOT want us to win the Carling Cup? Madness.

  • WalterBroeckx

    terry are you a ref?

  • Dark Prince

    Its not surprising that Cesc is targeted. Simple case of racism. Wenger – french, Cesc- Spanish…what do the media have to lose?? Would it had been d same result if Wilshere was our captain? I dont think so. Even in the refs case, u can see the decisions always goes in the favour of the english player or the team having the most english players, especially d team having the most english players that represent england at international competitions.

  • Mandy Dodd

    Clouds and silver linings – Cesc has now joined RVP and Gibbs in withdrawing from this weeks meaningless friendlies for minor ailments – Giggs would be proud! Shame we cannot pull Theo and Jack out of the England game as well – we clearly owe the English game very little at the moment.
    Not all is as bad as it seemed Sat 5pm – Chelsea lost and the Crap Invincibles are not Invincible any more.
    Bring on Wolves, just not with Squil in defence at the moment!

  • imagooner

    Note To Self 🙁

    I should have known that iam dealing with the absolute c**ts without any education before respoding to their comments. So i promise myself never to do that again 🙂

  • A Casual Observer

    I hear that Joey Barton is getting an international call up for that ‘robust’ [but fair] challenge!

    That’s what the papers tell me and that’s what I believe.

  • terry

    @Walter – No

  • Shard

    i hope Jack and Theo take a proper swipe at him and get banned from playing for England for the next year or so 🙂

  • buxcey

    I SUPPOSE YOUR GOING TO KEEP TELLING US THAT WE HAVE ONLY LET 1 MORE GOAL IN THAT MANURE AND THAT OUR DEFENSE ISNT THAT BAD.

    WELL NOW ITS 5 MORE

    MANURE LOST 1 GAME

    WE LOST 5

    WE NEVER NEEDED A NEW CB. NO OF COURSE NOT FFS

  • Shard

    @ Buxcey
    NO

  • Bexxy

    Cesc withdraws from International Duty. Good news in deed. I wonder if there are any Leadership/Influential Skill courses available this week? It’s easy when things go well, but you find out more about people when things go wrong

  • Shard

    YOU SUPPOSE WRONG

  • Shard

    I have a caps button too you see.. Doesn’t change the fact that you are a disgrace as a fan

  • Bexxy

    Cesc the player 10/10. Cesc the captain 5/10. Time to free him of the burden of captaincy. Will it help his game? Discuss…

  • FunGunner

    @ bexxy
    In what areas do you feel Cesc is lacking as a captain?

  • Shard

    @bexxy

    Cesc is the best captain at the moment. And no, it will not help his game. The captaincy isn’t a burden by the way. It’s an honour and Cesc treats it as such.

  • A Casual Observer

    If he was English he’d be a brilliant captain… a roaring lion of a captian!

    Can we not petition the home office to sort him out with a passport – or at least dual nationality?

  • Johnny Deigh

    I suppose you also know Manure have won 15 league matches this year, same as Arsenal.

  • typeface

    Bexxy the Arsenal supporter 1/10.

  • Shard

    LOL @ typeface

  • Bexxy

    LOL. He needs to start rollocking the slackers!

  • gooner80

    @walter

    what I dont get is why Wenger keeps giving interviews, why does such a humble gifted man keep getting stuck to him why not do what SAF does and only give interviews to who he chooses.

    I would like to say a big thank you to walter for the REF reviews they have certainly opened a few peoples eyes, sometimes it might not seem it when you are spending those lonely nights writing these articles but your undoubted passion and commitment to arsenal and to what is fair and just is unrivaled, I dont know if I can comment on another ref decision because it sickens me I certainly will keep reading your work, I hope this time is like when van nisterooy missed that penalty the team was so fired up it spurred them onto greatness a season defining 3 weeks methinks

  • FunGunner

    @ bexxy
    Perhaps rollocking the slackers (if there are any) is not the best way to get them to shape up. Perhaps it’s not Cesc’s way.

  • imagooner

    @gooner80

    The simple reason why Wenger gives interviews to each and every journalists is that he respects them and their profession, though they do not in turn. Apart from that he is in a different level of intelligence when compared to his counterparts in the game or the guys who ask questions.

  • Wrenny

    “UEFA’s rules don’t come into force for 3 years yet, so other clubs can do what the hell they want in the meantime.”

    Rhys,
    Are you familiar with amortisation?

  • WalterBroeckx

    Terry,
    no disprespect but you don’t realise the power a ref has untill you do it for a few years. Now some 10 years experienceas a ref. With the things I know I could make United lose any game. Even against Blackburn or Birmingham at Old Trafford. 😉

    In the next days I will try to make this a bit clear in a new series. The problems but also the things an experienced ref knows and what he can do.

    Interesting and scaring if in the wrong hands or mind.

  • Shakabula Gooner

    Walter, thanks for the piece – as always.
    However, despite the glaring refereeing problems, I see some positves from the events of the last 2 EPL matches:
    1. We didn’t lose. Bad referring spurred us to our first come-from-behind win this season in the game against Everton. It took 2 dubious penalty calls, 1 dubious free-kick that led to Tiote’s sizzler and 1 dubious disallowed Van Persie goal for Dowd to draw the game for Newcastle.
    2. Nonetheless, we ended up gaining 1 point against ManU and Chelsea lost ground to us by 1point too.
    3. Our boys now clearly understand the deal: they don’t expect any favours from EPL refs. Indeed, they now know that the refs will not hesitate to mug them infront of over 200million pairs of eyes worldwide watching the game “live”.
    4. Unlike in the past, our boys seem not to be wilting under this daunting handicap. Rather they seem determined to respond with more unity, more maturity and more focus on the club’s success. I think they will be looking to make it less easy for the refs to win games for our opponents.
    5. More team members who are old enough in their national team to get away with it are putting club interests above their nations’ interests for them. Thereby reducing their exposure to freak accidents and tiredness at the crucial phase of the club’s trophy campaigns. The examples will spur everyone to put in more 100%.
    The Arsenal players seem determined to triumph this season despite the tremendous odds and extranous pressures on the to cave in.
    It seems this is the best time to encourage ALL ARSENAL FANS to match the players’ determination with the most unalloyed and vociferous support we can muster.
    In some respects, motther luck is batting for us: less injuries than in previous years and timely losses and draws by our opponents. Let us as fans show more belief and more unity in supporting the Arsernal cause this year. Two trophies out of four are possible this year. This will strengthen us for next season when, – strongly believe, we shall be stronger in all departments of the game than we have been this year.
    _

  • bob

    @Walter, fans: I love this website and its work and want its example to spread by leaps and bounds.
    Perhaps we can all list and focus on a handful of Arch Enablers, week after week, so that they will eventually come to know that there are zillions of eyes on their specific performances. They must know that they are under public suspicion. So, the list of watchees would include Dowd, and the usual suspects, who, alas, we have seen in full slimey regalia this season. If there are reports of such regular malfeasance by them against other sides, I suspect that their fans might contribute their commentary and replies as well. Let’s call it “Ref Watch,” a consolidated clearinghouse for fans reports, a site that gradually gets to be known around the league and that can’t be . By shining its light will get the roaches to retreat into the toxic sewers which they otherwise inhabit when not on the pitch. I propose this in the spirit of reaching out to all fair-minded fans who wish to remove this Blight (euphemism) from our beautiful game (and btw help improve the quality of English football in the process!)

  • bob

    As a follow on: My point is to put our energies together to figure out how to spread the word and analysis here beyond the widespread, ever-handy evasion that “oh, it’s just an Arsenal thing”, “more whinging”, “conspiracy theory”, etc. etc. Perhaps the question I raise is: how can we all help further spread the work and model of Untold Arsenal’s efforts so that its truths become immune to that widespread knee-jerk denialism that trashes our truth-seeking by calling it “Arsenal propaganda” and turning a blind eye to the widespread criminality we are coming to recognize. How, then, to further publicize what is being done here and invite honest fans of other clubs to do this for their own and, perhaps, to ally our efforts to save this game from the barbarians.

  • Shakabula Gooner

    Walter, thanks for the piece – as always.
    However, despite the glaring refereeing problems, I see some positves from the events of the last 2 EPL matches:

    1. We didn’t lose. Bad referring spurred us to our first come-from-behind win this season in the game against Everton. It took 2 dubious penalty calls, 1 dubious free-kick that led to Tiote’s sizzler and 1 dubious disallowed Van Persie goal for Dowd to draw the game for Newcastle.

    2. Nonetheless, we ended up gaining 1 point against ManU and Chelsea lost ground to us by 1 point too.

    3. Our boys now clearly understand the deal: they don’t expect any favours from EPL refs. Indeed, they now know that the refs will not hesitate to mug them infront of over 200million pairs of eyes worldwide watching the game “live”.

    4. Unlike in the past, our boys seem not to be wilting under this daunting handicap. Rather they seem determined to respond with more unity, more maturity and more focus on the club’s success. I think they will be looking to make it less easy for the refs to win games for our opponents.

    5. More team members who are old enough in their national team to get away with it are putting club interests above their nations’ interests for them. Thereby reducing their exposure to freak accidents and tiredness at the crucial phase of the club’s trophy campaigns. The examples will spur everyone to put in more 100%.

    The Arsenal players seem determined to triumph this season despite the tremendous odds and extranous pressures on the to cave in.
    It seems this is the best time to encourage ALL ARSENAL FANS to match the players’ determination with the most unalloyed and vociferous support we can muster.
    In some respects, mother luck is batting for us: less injuries than in previous years and timely losses and draws by our opponents. Let us as fans show more belief and more unity in supporting the Arsernal cause this year. Two trophies out of four are possible this year. This will strengthen us for next season when, – strongly believe, we shall be stronger in all departments of the game than we have been this year.
    _

  • RedGooner

    The scariest thing about the decisions against us is if they cause an injury to one or more of our best players, I know the players expect nothing from the EPL referees but its still not good enough we need everyone in one piece for Barcelona which is increasingly unlikely.
    On the upside some gambler the other day on twitter that world authorities hate said arsenal would beat Barca on away goals that its already been fixed lol
    Makes your head spin really when you think about it,

  • slim

    Haha Walter that ref match fixing thing sounds like a great idea. Is it already in the works?