Do I Really Love My Football Club? - Arsenal

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I like Arsenal. But you, do you like Arsenal? Or just Arsenal with Trophies?

  • Dennis Bergkamp

Hello everyone, Happy new week! Ahead of tonight's English Premier League between Arsenal and Crystal palace I find myself questioning my loyalty to my club Arsenal.

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How Did I Start Supporting Arsenal?

From where I come, as a kid, you don't choose a club especially if your parents are soccer lovers. My Mother was a Strong Gunners fan, with Thierry Henry, her favourite player.

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And my Dad? Yeah, he was a soccer fan but like you probably guessed he didn't have a club and always support clubs Arsenal plays against, teasing my mum every time Arsenal loses. So yeah! It was a pretty easy choice to join Arsenal FC supporters. I was 7 when I Started shouting "Gunners for life"

How did My Friends Take It?

Notably, most of my friends were either supporting Chelsea or Manchester United. And it was a bit under the radar at first that I supported arsenal, not until a school football match where we had to play with our jerseys, and yes, I came with an Arsenal jersey my mom bought for me. Even after scoring 2goals in my class win, questions about my Arsenal jersey wasn't something I escaped. I had a lot of choices to pick from, At least I could have just said "My mom bought it for me without asking" but instead I said, "guys I'm an Arsenal fan". Those words I didn't know I will have to repeat almost every time in my life.

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The Ugly Truth

Being An Arsenal fan has been a huge thing for me, I face alot of mockery due to the fact my club hasn't won a European trophy in their history and it's also more than a decade since we won the League Title. All I boasted off was that Arsenal has never been relegated and Also the 2003-2004 unbeaten season in which we earned the name "The Invincibles".

It got tougher as I became a teenager. And at some point, I told everyone that teases me that I no longer watch football. That was partly true as I found so much love in Tennis🎾 and the NBA🏀. (Story For Another Day) But I still felt bad when I saw a defeat on the scoreboard for Arsenal.

Writing this now makes me realise how much emotions I have invested into supporting Arsenal, We Fans I've been called a lot of names. I once heard "there is no more patient man in the world than a man that supports Arsenal".It's so funny how much hope I still have in my mid-table club. In the build-up to writing this post, I commented on @leedsunited prediction post saying Arsenal would win tonight 3-0. Don't ask me why because I don't know.

If Arsenal has millions fans, know that I'm one of them, if arsenal has just one fan, know that I'm that fan, If Arsenal has no fan, Just know I'm dead.

  • Anonymous.

Conclusion

There is always a reason why you support your favourite team. Can you tell us why? Or maybe I should tag another Arsenal Fan. @belemo will you like to share your arsenal Story sometime?

Written by @Samosticallly

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

My name is Oluwadare Samuel{Aka} Samostically And I love to play and talk about chess But when I'm not playing, I love to write about my thoughts, my Life and I also try to engage and improve my relationship with others.

Thanks for Your Attention!

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Just like you, my dad had some interest in football. He liked Kanu Nwankwo at Arsenal and that's one of the childhood memories I have. He use to rave about Arsenal and liked Arsene Wenger, so that's how my interest in Arsenal started

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I didn't expect you to appear so quickly! But thankfully you did. I guess Arsenal fans have that special connection 😄. Did you ever thought Arsene owned Arsenal because of his name?

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Of course and then when we hired Emery I was wondering if its because his name sounds like Emirates. Shit was so confusing

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And I thought I had a warped mind lol....they're only called Arsenal cos they play like an arse!

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I am also a gunners and will be doing my arsenal story soon, I see that we are building something big and pretty soon it will take off, lots of young talents too, I think we are doing well in the transfer market and wait for new surprises in the winter and summer windows, Edu said last time out was just a foundation, Time will tell, Good day.

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Thanks for your feedback, do well to tag me when you make your write up!
We've been building for several years now...I'm tired😄

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I will tag you for sure,
come on now, I am seeing a real project with arteta, Crystal palace won't know what hit them this evening.

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It's because you're a fan! I'd never predict Leeds to lose a game. As far as I'm concerned they will win every game. Problem is, being a real fan makes it so much harder when they lose! Great post :-)

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Thanks for your feedback...have you ever told how you became a Leed fan? It will be nice to read that story someday!

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Nice write up bro cant wait to hear about who you support in the NBA. I support the Wizards, a story in itself ..

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Hehehe! My team got Ad,Melo,Westbrook now Rando is back and we have the King! (I'm sure it's explanatory).

Good to get feedback from you, it will also be nice to read about your wizards story! Please do well to tag me on it. Thanks a lot.

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Funny story @samostically . I used to support Arsenal one time because a boy i had a crush on supported them. But not anymore. I wasn't emotionally invested. Infact, i haven't found the team that'll evoke such emotions within me. Yes, i support Liverpool and Man C but I'm mostly neutral and would be like meh even if they win or loose. I am not a die hard fan.
Of course, if Mbappe is involved, it would be a different story. I could do anything for that man... 😍

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Lol, interesting! I'sure that guy endured your flaws for long..😄

I know why you girls like Mbappe! But I won't say it here [NSFW]

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Well that's not why tbh. I just fell in love with his person. The way he carried himself... I loved watching him play... I can watch him all day. Lol.

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I have a lot of arsenal fans as friends..but they feel all too grown for food ball now.. They ve moved on to other things...lol

Just like you.

But Then... life na bicycle.. E go roll come again.

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