A blog post by @DazzledChica10
Where have the last 17 years gone?
For my latest blog piece I thought I would take a trip down memory lane and write about some of my most memorable moments during Arséne’s years so far.
In the current squad, Arsene has just completed a record signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid; who so far has been nothing but a shining star. Giroud has also hit form after coming under criticism last season and came under speculation in the summer that he was leaving.
Arsenals have won the Premier League and FA Cup double with Arsene as manager twice in the 17 years he has been with us. I remember the first one in the season of 1997/ 98 with fonder memories as this was the first double I had seen Arsenal win. At the age of 12 it was one of the happiest moments of being a Gooner to date. I watched the FA cup final at my nans house remember her thinking I had gone crazy with all the noise I was making from the screaming and shouting.
The season of 2005/ 2006 saw Arsenal reach the Champions League final. That is final I will never forget, going 1-0 up in the final against Barcelona when we were down to 10 men (I won’t talk about the sending off) was beyond amazing. I know final result wasn’t what any Arsenal fan wanted and I am not ashamed to admit that I did cry feeling heartbroken. The whole Champions League campaign that season had been like a dream, with every game we won and every stage of the competition we passed I wanted to dream of the final but was holding back thinking it was too good to be true. Once we’d secured our place in the final I was like a kid on Christmas morning waiting impatiently for my presents, I don’t think the smile came off my face in the weeks leading up to the final.
Finally, I've saved the best to last; how could I not mention the undefeated invincible season? Arsenal may not have won a trophy in 7 years but they are the only club that has broken a 115 year old record by going undefeated for 49 games. This is a feat not to take lightly it is something I am proud of and if I wasn't such a wuss and scared of needles I would get a tattoo to mark the occasion. All the clubs that have spent £100s of millions on players have not been able to accomplish this, Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City, Tottenham or even Liverpool have done this and they don’t like they will be doing it anytime soon.
I’m more than happy for Arsene to sign another contract and stay with us longer, after years of restructuring it seems the club is finally okay and getting the results we've all been waiting for. I'm also positive that we have trophies coming to us in the near future......it's definitely time for another trophy parade!
Leave some comments and share some of your fond Arsene memories with us!!!