Heading in to just the third EPL game of the season Arsenal fans have been subjected to all sorts of negativity being directed at their club...some from even the club's own fans. In addition to media claims of a "crisis" at the club, fans have listened to pundits declaring the rise of Tottenham in North London after spending millions on new recruits while predicting the demise of Arsenal due to Arsene Wenger's lack of spending in the transfer market.
I of course would like to see Arsenal strengthened, but what seems to be lost on everyone predicting the changing of the guard in North London is the fact that money and new faces don't win matches. Rather, what does get results is a well run team of players that can perform well together and get results on the pitch.
I think spurs will kill arsenal 🚶this will be a good game
— david melia (@Davidmelia1995) September 1, 2013
Spurs will beat arsenal, especially as Arsenal's bench looks poor compared to tottenham's #BBCFootball
— Ellis Hatch (@Ellos7796) September 1, 2013
Arsenal will beat Spurs no matter what team they have
— Franklin Mumford (@IamKwabena) September 1, 2013
spurs will beat arsenal comfortably later
— Caine Doyle (@cainedoyle_) September 1, 2013
@KSIOlajidebt we will beat arsenal 5-2 #coys #spurs #arseanalProving once again that money doesn't automatically buy success and happiness, Arsenal defeated Tottenham with a solid and confident 1-0 victory. Olivier Giroud scored a beautiful goal with an assist from Theo Walcott and the defense looked solid and held tight. An added bonus was that Szczesny put in a great shift in goal.
— Terrell Patton (@TerrellPatton) September 1, 2013
Adding to the collective "in your face" reaction of happy Gooners everywhere is the fact that following this victory Arsenal are ahead of both Manchester United and Tottenham in the table. Plus just two weeks after being labeled a club in "crisis" Arsenal sit in fourth place. Deservedly, Arsenal fans were in rare form on Twitter following the victory:
“@TheFoxyLegend: Lets all laugh at Arsenal #COYS pic.twitter.com/ucsa4SAwCm” #Forever1n0urShadow
— Gem Jones (@goonergem) September 1, 2013
@JamieAnnenberg @KeithTheGooner Even in the remotest corners of my country India.. we know spurs are piss and shit.. :D :D
— Saurabh Singhal (@saurabh_gooner) September 1, 2013
North London Is Red #COYG http://t.co/EXkiMQJM8T
— Bergkamp Is God (@iGunner04) September 1, 2013
Hey #THFC fans there's a MASSIVE #Gap between £0.00 & £107m. Mind it! #UTA #FOYS
— Little Bit OG love (@DialSquare_1886) September 1, 2013
Arsenal beating spurs better than sex tbh!
— Charlotte S-C (@SardonicVixen) September 1, 2013
North London is ours. Boston is ours. What a day for us, @Arsenal, & @arsenalamerica. Nothing better... pic.twitter.com/fMP8Ht83Qy
— Boston Gooners (@BostonGooners) September 1, 2013
I have to congratulate Gareth Bale, he realized he will never finish ahead of Arsenal so decided to move out of our shadow.
— Mr. Arsenal (@OsmanZtheGooner) September 1, 2013
£100m and your still shit £100m and your still shit £100m and your still shit £100m and your still shit £100m and your still shit #afc
— Mark Mudder (@Markkymak) September 1, 2013
Spuds have bid £100 million for Real's Gareth Bale #arsenal #arsenalfamily #COYG #gooners #afc #THFC
— paulAFCdargan (@pauldargan68) September 1, 2013
The Emirates can be a horrible place to be in post defeat. But after a win over The Scum, there's no place I'd rather be at. Rocking.
— ML (@DrMikeLiu) September 1, 2013
Looks like Tottenham need to strengthen tomorrow. Maybe spend another £100Million and use can match us. Forever in our shadow #AFC #Arsenal
— Mark (@MarkZee7) September 1, 2013
It was also nice to see some of the pissed off and deflated Spuds fans venting their frustration on Twitter as well.
Maintaining twitter silence until I calm down. Frustrating as fuck performance. #THFC
— Scott Brodie (@LilBreezy47) September 1, 2013
No Theo walcott your team aren't bigger than Spurs, we have facts.. All we need is time, we'll be te club you've dreamt to be #THFC #COYS
— Jack Haythornthwaite (@jack090908) September 1, 2013
Arsenal parking the bus for 90 minutes at home against their biggest rivals was a joke. Lots more to come from spurs that's for sure #coys
— Ben Docherty (@IamBenDoc) September 1, 2013
Now I see why this is funny RT @TheFoxyLegend: Lets all laugh at Arsenal #COYS pic.twitter.com/xW5euSxlm0
— kevin praditya (@PradityaKevin) September 1, 2013
Aaaaand the Arsenal fans come out from under the rocks.. You're right, you can't buy class: you wouldn't spend the money on it anyway. #COYS
— Guy Moreno (@22ndCenturyGuy) September 1, 2013
Good game. It's obvious that the best team lost today. Keep calm, it's just the beginning!! #COYS
— Yusuf Hadi (@utupp) September 1, 2013
RTb“@KiwiSpur11: Cant wait till next sunday! Gonna show the wankers what we can do! #NorthLondonDerby #COYS #THFC” You showed us alright!
— KeithTheGooner (@KeithTheGooner) September 1, 2013
Who gives a fuck about Bale we've got more important things to think about like putting those cunts from woolwich in their place. #COYS #NLD
— boody traps (@Boobie_traps5) August 27, 2013
One win certainly does not make the season and three games is just a fraction of the schedule. However, if the media is going to declare a "crisis" after one game, then Arsenal fans have every right to celebrate and shove it back in to the faces of all the haters and doomsayers after a big win. Plus, this just proves once again that North London is Red.
One other highlight of today was seeing Manchester United and David Moyes being put in their place by Liverpool. Robin "Judas" van Pursestrings was shut out and a lot of the ManU arroganace seems to have left the pitch.