What we, as a club, are lacking…

In 2006, Arsenal football club one their last trophy. In 2006, Arsenal Football Club lost their greatest asset. He would return, but sadly, no longer in his prime. Arsenal are currently seeing the creation of a player with qualities similar to him- Jack Wilshere. Jack, like the great man I am talking about, is a leader, he’s tenacious, but crucially, he’s slightly crazy. You’ve guessed the talismanic centre half I’m speaking of – Sulzeer Jeremiah Campbell.

Jack’s attacks on referees (like Phil Dowd) and Barry Ferguson reflect his need to win. But they also reflect, as did his unnecessary exposure in the papers for badly reported nights out, a slight madness in him.

Sol Campbell went to Nottingham County when he had the ability to stay in the Premiership. He went to Arsenal from Tottenham. He was first a striker, then a centre half. No in between. He did not stay at Arsenal, but instead went to Newcastle, at 36. He is mad.

Arsenal, for the past 5 years, have lacked madness. But I feel it is returning.

Jack has that air about him, that he can do anything, at any time. So do other Gunner youths, too, Szczesny broke both his arms from a dare in the gym, and he’s a keeper. Diaby decided to get a red card at 4-0 up. These may not sound like good attributes, but it is these madness that is needed for a side that wants to win.

The golden age of Sulzeer is gone. But the youth is growing up, and they have learnt from the masters – a 35 year old Sol – who played for us last season.

I think we’re not far, but then again, maybe I’m mad…

By Asher Stewart Rosen ….“Member of the Arsenal Action Facebook Page



  1. crimeapallooza

    May 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Denilson is crap you know

  2. Alan

    May 30, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    You’re mad!

  3. Drew

    May 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Completely agree with your write up, you are mad!

  4. Danish Gooner

    May 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Are you smoking weed or are you Cantona in disguise ?????

  5. Domhuaille MacMathghamhna

    May 31, 2011 at 3:11 am

    WON….not one! The youth ARE growing up….not is! Asher….did you start smoking your breakfast in kindergarten?

  6. Daniel Smith

    May 31, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Surely it it’s not six years without a trophy but rather pressing self destruct button every spring for four years running that should be discussed. How can a big club like Arsenal falter four times in a row?
    This is unacceptable for a club of the gunners stature. Surely Wenger should be accountable and instead its business a s usual. Despite what Wenger says or is oing to do in the close season,another
    of the custmary blowup will be fatal leading to the FM’s demise.

  7. Kevvy

    July 7, 2011 at 7:33 am

    We won’t have to worry about Jack Wishere for long, he’ll soon be leaving the club like our other quality players, fed up with failure. We’ll be left with the overpaid losers like Denilson, Diaby, Squillacci, and Big Head Bendtner. The only mad man at the club is Wenger for doing little or nothing as the Club sinks. Time to go Arsene!

  8. Moses Wambwa

    July 7, 2011 at 9:13 am

    It is the year 2011. An Arsenal FC plane is flying – high up in the air. The plane is apparently on auto-pilot – the Pilot, (a one Ass-ne Venga) is in deep slumber. His ‘co-pilots’ (the Board of Arsenal FC) are deeply snoozing and hallucinating – they are dreaming big, visualising a huge feast courtesy of the wind-fall from the sales of the club’s star players. Meanwhile, from it’s sound, the plane (Arsenal FC’s) engine has clearly developed a fatal break-down. An armageddon-like plane-crash from high altitude is inevitable. Uneasy, sensing an imminent tragedy, the cabin crew (Nasri, Clichy, Walcott, Fabregas etc) are secretly but hastily collecting parachutes – preparing to jump to safety. Curiously, the plane’s loyal ‘passengers’ (fans of Arsenal FC) are lost in song – blaring out their favorite – eternal tune – “In Arsene We Trust”.

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