Heart & Soul by Ankeet
Hope the Liverpool win thrilled you. Anyways, wanted to share a few thoughts with you all.
All right, I know that Fabregas, RvP and Song are all past history but can’t help think whether they were smart enough to understand why they were leaving. Yes, I know some of you will say money, trophies, childhood memories etc. but was that a good enough reason. I don’t think so and here’s why.
Let’s take Fabregas. Here was a guy who was the heart of Arsenal’s midfield. Granted, Barcelona was where his heart was at (although I wonder if it would be if they were relegated but that’s another story) and that’s why he moved. But from being guaranteed a start in every Arsenal match he left it to become a substitute or maybe get a start occasionally in hopes of getting a winner’s medal at Barca. Why?
RvP. Ok he’s come off at the back of a hat trick and has got 4 goals already but he is in a team where Rooney is the hero and will be difficult to displace the moment he loses his goal scoring form for even a couple of matches. Berbatov has just said that he lost respect for Fergie which made him move (ok maybe he’s not an angel) but doesn’t that tell you something about the coach? How many players have said the same thing about Wenger even after leaving? Not one comes to mind.
For Van Persie was it worth risking it all at Arsenal if what I’m saying really does happen?
I guarantee you that when Arsenal do win, the satisfaction that this (present) bunch will derive will be more immense than any of City, Chelsea or United’s triumphs because this will be on pure football and not money power.
As a Man United fan said last year after losing the league “Don’t understand why we are cribbing about City winning the league on its financial strength. The financial value of United’s players on show today was higher than that of City. Every Premier League triumph in the last decade has been on the base of financial strength except for Wenger’s Arsenal. Their win was based on pure football”
That’s why I’m a gooner. Somewhere Fabregas & Van Persie are thinking on the same lines and will know Í’m right. They didn’t listen to their heart. Their inner child screwed them.