Anderlecht, Swansea, United. Pretty dark days I will admit.
However, to see me through, I seek enjoyment in some pure Arsenal “moments”. A Zen approach. “Eh?”, you might be thinking. Well, I like a Trophy as much as the next supporter, but the thing is that a Trophy in any season will come on the back of about fifty games, and that is a lot of minutes to sit through if your only real pleasure is the end product. In other words, much happiness needs to be found in the journey, or to narrow it down further, some “moments”.
My question today is, where are your moments to be found along the way?
There’s the hope. The travelling to the game or the armchair. What might be. The meeting with Mates. The walk to the Stadium. Expectation. Buzz. Shivers and tingles. One of my personal favourite moments, and this harks back to my first ever visit to Highbury, is the moment you emerge into the arena and see the emerald green carpet laid out before you. At that very moment, I always have that childlike feeling that the whole thing was arranged just for ME.
Now the game. The Ox gathering pace as he charges the opposition defence. The trickery of the midfield maestro. The crunching tackle from the man with the Arsenal DNA. The finger tip save. All moments to lift the passionate fan a few inches off the edge of his seat. This is what the journey is really about.
Or is it?
Nah, come off it, its goals what does it, isn’t it, because a few inches off your seat is just that. A few inches. Fully erect is where it’s at. Vertical, leaping, hugging, screaming, massive adrenaline surge…. “Get in there!”
Well actually, No, I don’t believe so. Simple creature. Simple needs. Therefore it is always worth remembering, and especially through the darker days, when and where we find our own personal Arsenal Moments.
Written by MickyDidIt89