By Walter Broeckx
Impossible is nothing. Unless you give up. Now giving up is the easiest way of doing things of course. You can detach yourself from Arsenal right now. A heavy defeat hurts and when giving up, then it might lift the pain.
But that is not really the Untold way of doing it. Looking at the way some people who came on to the site recently react it looks as if they have given up a long time ago. And never believed in this team. I find this a bit strange. This is a team that has been top of the league for most of the season. And in fact I think no other team can match us on that front. It does say something about the quality of this team.
But as they are saying: ‘told you so’ it seems that they never had any hope at all. Living without hope… now that must be a miserable way of living. We all have our bad moments. And I can even understand up to a certain level that the first reaction after the Liverpool match is to be angry and vent your frustration.
But by saying ‘told you so’ it is saying that you never believed in this team. And when you think there is a lost cause anyway, then why the need to be angry? Why the need to show your frustration. In fact it should be us who had and still have hope for this team who should be angry and frustrated. Yet most Untolders stay calm and accept that sometimes things can go wrong. Horribly wrong. Such things can happen.
Finger pointing seems to be the favourite national sport in Goonerland after such a defeat. We all need our scapegoat at times. Giroud is the easy victim. I think this is more born out a frustration that we should have bought another striker than anything else. Giroud admitted that he had a terrible match. OK, this can happen. We will not quarter him and hang him at noon for this.
I even notice that Özil is in the fire line. Yes he didn’t have the best match, like all the other outfield players. I think Szczesny is the only one that cannot really be blamed as he was left standing on his own at times. Blaming Özil is a bit funny. As before they claimed that Özil is the only reason we are on top. You know because they forced Wenger to spend the money.
But now when things go bad it is Özil who is to blame and should be dropped. As he wasn’t as influential as before in the last weeks. So in a way aren’t they saying that it isn’t just down to spending the money that we have been this good all season?
Now like I said I don’t want to join the finger pointing at all. Because a team wins matches because they play as a team, and a team loses matches when they don’t play like a team. We fell apart after the bad start and that is down to all the players doing it not right. A collective off day.
In the title of this article I said impossible is nothing. And if there is one thing that this club has shown it is that everything is possible. If you believe in the cause.
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Let us go back two seasons. After a disaster start and losing two top players who could believe we would end up 3rd in the league? Certainly not those who came on here new on this site saying ‘told you so’.
Because I can imagine two seasons ago when we were 12 points behind Tottenham in 3rd place around this time of the season. They were asking the same as they do now: sack Wenger and spend the f*cking money. We at Untold said to shut up and wait till the end of the season. No, they said the cause is lost we are doomed and will be doomed forever.
And the team showed that impossible is nothing. And they started a comeback when it seemed impossible to do. And at the end of the season it was Arsenal in 3rd place. Why? Not because of the board listening to the Wenger Out brigade. No because the manager gave the players the believe to do it.
Last season we almost had the same scenario. Losing again two of our top players. A bad start left us far behind. And again all seemed lost when we lost at White Hart Lane at the start of March. Again the same persons came out and told us how it was nothing but doom that was coming our way. I remember as if it was yesterday how I wrote that we shouldn’t give up until it was over mathematically.
And again the manager and the players turned things around. At the start of March we were 7 points behind Tottenham. But at the end of the season we again caught them and finished in a CL place. You can ask Manchester United how high they value 4th place for the moment.
But the main point is that we could come back on the team in front of us being 12 points behind two season ago. We could come back when we were 7 points behind on the team in front of us last season.
So why the hell shouldn’t we believe that we can come back on the only team in front of us that has a lead of 1 point. In a way I could say that this looks the easiest task of the last 3 seasons. Not saying we will do it but surely we are in it with a chance.
If after what the team has done to come back in the last seasons, you think it’s all over now after one bad match? Then you truly are a fan of little faith.
We keep calm. We keep the faith. Just as we did two seasons ago and were ridiculed by some. Just as we did last season and were called deluded. So we will do it again this season.
There will be bad matches, good matches, surprises, set backs, defeats, draws… but remember impossible is nothing. Keep calm and support the Arsenal!
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