‘Trophies Are Incidental for Arsenal’ says The Times

This is a piece from The Times yesterday, 6 December. I love it when commentators (in the journalistic sense) explain how Arsenal fans feel. You can barely find two of us to agree these days.
Anyway, the premise here is that Arsenal are actually doing fine – we’re not like other clubs with their needy trophy-chasing. Better to be admired than to actually win. And admired we are, you see, because Marco Reus, “the budding superstar of Borussia Dortmund”, is the latest in a long line of players to have said that he most enjoys watching Barcelona and Arsenal.
This, as the writer Rory Smith points out, is far more flattering to Arsenal than Barcelona, given that we have won naff all since Marco Reus was in short trousers. What he doesn’t point out is that it’s even more flattering given that we are not e...

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