One part of me doesn’t actually want to see a review of 2008/9. Even though I am a great supporter of Wenger I am of course disappointed that we are not playing Barca in the Champs final, or Everton in that other thing.
But I do want to see it, because I want to get a broader perspective. I want to see exactly what happened after the 3-0 defeat to Manchester Arab – a defeat that then was turned into the 21 game unbeaten run. I’m reminded of the awful defeat we had to Leeds at home which destroyed our championship win, and which was followed by a 6-0 (or was it 6-1???) victory over Southampton (two hat-tricks – now that’s a rarity). That, you might recall, was the start of the 49.
Fortunately it seems I can do my comparison between the start of the two runs – because The Gooner Review is producing a review of this year. They’ve also promised me a copy to review when it comes out – which is rather nice – and it means I’ll come back to this later.
But even that generosity doesn’t stop me taking issue with their survey on attitudes towards the season. I think they are unbalanced and need a few more positive options. Where’s the option that says “Great steps forward by several young players especially Song and Vela who I predicted at the start of the season would blossom into great Arsenal players”. Now that is a box I could tick.
For more on the movie and to see their questionnaire click on the link above.
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