If Arsenal FC had asked me to give them a phrase for the 125 year celebrations “Ordinary is Pointless” is the sort of thing I would have given them.
Because a) it is true (there is no point in being ordinary in this life) and because b) Arsenal, from the very start has never been ordinary.
Arsenal as a league club was born out of a fight for the very heart and soul of Royal Arsenal FC – a fight in which ordinary men chose to put everything they owned on the line for the sake of their club. Men who knew that if their new creation, Woolwich Arsenal FC, were to lose the fight with its disgraceful neighbours (Royal Ordnance Factories FC), then they would lose everything and be condemned to a life of absolute poverty.
These were not ordinary men – they were men with belief. Men who would take on the ba...