It’s not cool to back Arsenal

Image

Before today’s game between Liverpool and Arsenal, some Spurs supporters on twitter were suggesting they would welcome an Arsenal victory. Let me just say this is not cool.

As a Spurs fan I would never support Arsenal. OK, if it was the last day of the season and an Arsenal win would hand Tottenham the title then yes. Grudgingly, and safe in the knowledge that handing us the trophy would upset them. But barely halfway through the season, to marginally improve our chances of coming fourth? What were they thinking?

The game is about winning, glory and rivalries, not hoping your biggest enemy wins so you can move slightly closer to fourth place.

So much can still change this season, there’s 42 points still available. Arsenal could finish a point off winning the title. Spurs could end up way behind or way ahead of Liverpool. Arsenal might even get dragged into the chasing pack like we did two years ago under Harry.

In the end the game finished in a thrashing for Arsenal. Spurs’ fans know as well as anyone how a bad result can affect team morale; we sacked our manager after a similar reverse against Liverpool. Add this to our neighbours’ history of mid season implosions and this could be a tipping point. Arsenal must face Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham in the next two months, as well as cup games against Bayern Munich and Liverpool, who knows where they will be after that. Maybe Spurs will be closer to Arsenal than to Liverpool.

As an aside, Liverpool’s incisive passing and movement off the ball is a joy to watch. Why can’t Spurs play like that?

Follow me on Twitter: @ABPSpurs

Advertisements

What do you think? Please leave a comment.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s