I should be mad or perhaps even sad beyond consolation, but why isn’t that the case despite the outcome at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, on Thursday?
Let’s try to rationalize these conflicting emotions for a moment. Last I checked, I love Arsenal, I love winning, I love and wish Arsene Wenger well and I love trophies. Then why the conflicted emotions, completely devoid of pretext?
Well sometimes, the easiest and simplest answer is the correct one. No conspiracy theories, no inferences and no misguided-suppressed emotion. Just a simple Truth, lately Arsene lived as he is leaving.
The Arsenal fans have not just gotten used to being heartbroken ? , we have actually gotten good at it.
Since the 2006 Champions league final against Barcelona, one thing has remained a constant where Arsenal is concerned.
We are always more likely to fail when required to deliver. This is a painful yet subtle truth which only scrapes the edge of fact, as it holds on the “often true but not always true” side of reality.
My colleagues and I had a long debate over our hopes and expectations before the game and quite frankly, all seemed to be going according to plan, even going behind first in the game until it didn’t.
Everyone just seemed to be holding back from taking a pop at Oblak bar Xhaka. Well after all has been said and done, the only thing worth looking forward to at the moment is the forthcoming World Cup… That’s until your favourite(s) are dumped out of the competition… Lol!
Moving on, having picked up an injury in the Thursday game, Laurent Koscienly is certain to miss the World Cup for France, courtesy of a rupture, in his achilles.
Arsene Wenger will be receiving a guard of honour on Sunday, when the Gunners take on Burnley at The Emirates.
Being his final game in charge of the Gunners at home, a farewell speech is expected from The Boss.
Would be nice if Santi Carzola’s contract is extended and he can play one more season on the pitch for the fans.