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Arsenal: Darkness after noon, the cock shall not crow

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@LaboGoon leads the congregation in this morning’s worship 

“Victory through Harmony” vs “To do is to dare”

The North London Derby. What a fixture to restart the PL after the international break that finalizes places for Russia 2018.

Arsenal and Spurs both go into today’s game having so much to play for; namely pride, bragging rights and to not lose further ground on Man City who have built up a bit of a lead out on top.

That Spurs have come a long way under Pochettino shouldn’t be devalued. They grown into quite a formidable outfit and being runners-up to Chelsea last season is testament of that. So it goes without saying that we need to approach the game with caution, but there’s also no reason to be apprehensive.

Arsenal have got some quality man and it’s just a matter of things having to click and cutting down those little lapses when needing to stay focused.

For that to happen the team will need self-belief and what better place to get it than the Emirates. Being unbeaten in our 9 home games (in all competitions) this season is nothing to scoff at and I think the Emirates faithful deserve much of the credit. And with Spurs bringing Mike Dean along, I doubt more encouragement is needed for the home crowd to turn up and be absolute vociferous in creating a hostile atmosphere for those clogging yobs and prima donna Mike Dean, from the very first minute to the last.

They can’t dare come into our house and expect us rolling out the red carpet. NO NO NO! So whatever side of the fan divide any ardent Arsenal supporter find him or herself in, this is the one fixture we should all stand united in our dislike for Totnum.

This game is more than the Wenger IN/OUT debate. More than anybody’s dislike for Stan, Ivan, Doris or good ol’ Vic Akers.

The media picked a side.
The pundits picked a side.
The English NT management picked a side when they rest Spurs’ English “stars”.
Whomever appointed Mike Dean picked a side.
Ian Wright picked a side.

Let’s make them eat crow. See their 12th man, raise the roof off the Emirates with ours and let it echo through the social-media sphere:

“WE ARE THE ARSENAL!”

That’s right.

On team news: Danny Welbeck and Shkodran Mustafi are back in for selection, while Olivier Giroud will sit this one out after picking up a knock.

Good luck to all Gooners going to the Emirates and those watching from wherever around the globe.

This is the big one, most important game of our season and we need to make ourselves heard to give our boys that 5-10% extra.

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54 comments on “Arsenal: Darkness after noon, the cock shall not crow

  1. Happy days are here again.

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  2. Sunday morning. It’s 7:30am. I think I’ll get up and watch the game again with a nice hit cup of tea…..

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  3. You beat me to it GP

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  4. New post up

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