The Indomitable Arsenal, why we love them.

A name synonymous with armory, and depicting firepower, that is the Arsenal Football Club. Under Arsene Wenger’s current reign, Arsenal has been playing an attractive brand of football. Possessive, sleek and passing the ball around with ease. Passing the ball so effortlessly, probing patiently for a chance, and scoring bucket of goals. Arsenal has been the benchmark for attacking and exciting football in the Barclays Premier League, despite the lack of silverware in recent years.

Swashbuckling style of play aside, the Arsenal has been consistently producing prodigious talents from its famed youth academy under Arsene Wenger’s management.  Ashley Cole, Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song are but some of the many who succeeded at making a breakthrough to the Arsenal first-team squad. Even players such as Fabrice Muamba and Steve Sidwell who were previously from the Arsenal youth set-up before moving on to other clubs are garnering praise for their performance, reflecting well on the skills gained by training at the youth academy. It is gratifying to be able to see youngsters integrated in the Arsenal culture from a young age, and go on to achieve relative success due to the training undergone at the Arsenal Academy.

But what matters most is not the style of play, nor the ability to consistently churn out quality football players. Instead, it is the heart and passion of the players on display during matches which strikes spectators the most. Watching the Arsenal team play their hearts out, week in and week out, sticking to their philosophy of beautiful football has been of an upmost scintillating experience. Watching a display of determination, and an unwillingness to give up in face of adversity. These actions inspire fans to replicate the same spirit displayed by the Arsenal. A display of burning desire to do well and not let the fans down, that is the Arsenal, my Arsenal Football Club.

Arsene sings the same tune, “Future’s bright”, what’s new?

Good night to my fellow Gunners, after 3 hectic weeks of transiting to the sunny island Singapore, and settling down work and accommodations after going to be based  here for the next 2 months and a half at least. I realised some of my fellow gunners have been messaging me in Facebook about my disappearance. Thanks for the concern, I am fine! I am abashed to say that I have in fact not log in to my account because I relocated, and FB refuses to let me log in without verifying myself with either my phone secret questions answer. Stupid FB, if I am in a different country how the hell am I suppose to use my original number to verify my log in. Bah.

I have finally found some time to make a proper post about Arsenal, oh boy did I miss writing about the club we all love. So what’s new today? Well, after the exploits in the Carling Cup, Arsene has been talking up our youths, especially with the abundant of talents in midfield.

So, whats my grief with that? Well, we have been hearing about how Arsenal is going to dominate the future with Fabregas, Flamini, Bentley, Adebayor (He came young), Clichy, Reyes, and many more. But the most success we have ever tasted with these youngsters was probably the reserve league title. Arsene cannot simply state over and over again about how the future is bright, not after 6 barren years. The time for youth has passed, the policy nearly paid dividends, but Arsenal always falls short at the last minute.

Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing our youth prospect thrive. In fact, I still keep a look out on youth players on loan from time to time, even posting about them. However, it has become somewhat of a broken tune to hear about our future looking good, with no silverware to show for it. What probably tipped the bucket was seeing our jewel in the crown, Fabregas, leaving. I had the greatest hope of seeing the lad lift a trophy up for us, alas to no avail. Instead, he went to Barcelona for a cut-throat price, and we are left to start all over again.

Instead, we are left waiting patiently for Diaby, who got injured yet again, to recuperate and start showing us what he is capable of. Frankly, I adore the lad. Lanky, powerful, skillful. He has the makings of a great box-to-box player, but his endless streams of injury keeps on hampering his development as a player. This after spending a long time waiting for him to show his worth. So, I am wrong for being skeptical?

I would love to be proved wrong obviously, and I can only hope that Arsene Knows.

Onto tomorrow’s match, Arsene has insisted Wigan are not to be taken lightly. At this point, no opponent can be taken lightly. We have a fight on our hands to snatch the 3rd/4th spot from the cunts-wannabes, Spurs. Only by winning can we force them to look above us AGAIN, and envy Arsenal for playing in the CL yet AGAIN. Watch out you spurs.

I would have to see Oxlade featuring tomorrow ahead of Arshavin, but the Boss believes we need to take it slow with the OX.  Unfortunately, if the lad keeps up his display as he does almost every time he plays, I think Arsene’s hand would be forced. Maybe Arsene is afraid of a burnout, and doesn’t want to see the OX injured like Wilshere did.