OK, WG is not the best example because we all know that he was never a committed Gooner, but what about the current squad? I think Sagna is a tremendous player, I believe he is totally committed to the Arsenal cause, and yet if he left I would feel very little, however should Rosicky leave it would be painful.
I have no connection to either player, know very little about their personalities, know even less about their backgrounds yet I love Mozart and only appreciate Sagna. I am sure you will have your favourites and the reasons for your choices may have little to do with the quality of their football. Nasri works his socks off in a game and is clearly a better player than Eboue yet Eboue is the cult figure.
I loved John Radford, still do, I feel a stronger emotional to him than even Fabregas, I have no idea why. Cesc is one of the best players I have ever seen, he has character, commitment, is homegrown, good looking, proud to be a Gunner, he has all the ingredients for me to hero worship him, but I don’t and I don’t know why. Raddy couldn’t hold a candle to Fab as a player but as a hero …..
I have no answer as to why Theo, Nik and Mozart are my favourite players, they just are. It could be that all three have had to overcome injury or that they all play with a smile.
As to my all-time faves – Wrighty, TA and TH, their attributes are obvious.
Can you describe why you feel connected to one player and not another?