Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Why the Gunner Refund made sense

Got this from the Arsenal Website

I actually got the chance to watch the Manchester United versus Arsenal massacre at a local bar with a few of my friends. Most of them were Red Devils fans, but there were a few who proudly wore their Gunners' shirt.(I personally like the blue hue version, see after the jump)

Manchester United could virtually do no wrong during that match. Rooney nabbed a hat trick, and off-season acquisition Ashley Young had a couple of sweet goals. Although David De Gea allowed two goals, he saved a penalty that current Gunner captain Robin van Persie could have been taken better. 

What was admirable was how the Gooners showed their support to the team amidst the disappointment in seeing how they were outplayed by the 19-time champions. They deserved better. That is something not lost in the new American ownership. Stan Kroenke, in possibly a way to get into the good graces of the North London fanbase, decided on rewarding those who made the trip to Old Trafford by giving them a free ticket to an away game. Can you imagine other sports doing the same thing?

Ostensibly, the next step is to find the players. In that sense, that's up to Arsene Wenger. It's just matchday 3 in the season. Maybe this break (no games scheduled this weekend due to the Euro 2011 qualifiers) might serve him and the team well.

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