Whatever happens tomorrow...
I've toyed with a number of ideas for how and what to write here this evening. I was seriously thinking about highlighting the contrast in the way Spurs have gone about their transfer business when compared with ours. I thought about praising Daniel Levy as a football executive of great talent. I thought about talking about the massive improvements in Tottenham's group of players thanks to their new signings. But then I thought again. This is as Arsenal website. Why should I give that lot any credit whatsoever? It doesn't matter what's going on with transfers and Arsene Wenger and everything else that could be construed as negative at the moment. Tomorrow is match day. More than that, it's match day against those idiots from Middlesex. They hate us. We see them as a minor irritation twice a season. The only thing that matters in the run up to this game is supporting The Arsenal. Forget about the owner, the CEO, the Manager, the so called star players. All that matters is that Arsenal is OUR Club and everything else is irrelevant.
As it happens I still fancy us to win tomorrow, no matter what they've added to their squad. If our players put it in as they have in the last few games we can wipe the floor with Tottenham. They've won their first two matches in the Premier League, but their only goals have come from the penalty spot. My biggest fear tomorrow is not Tottenham, but a referee being exposed to such a volatile atmosphere for the first time. Still, if we play our game and put in the necessary effort we can be celebrating at the end.
I'll say no more other than to point out that Tottenham's fans are already giving it large. It is August 31st. They never learn. If they do beat us tomorrow they will become unbearable. I hope the players know that. Get behind the boys. Make it loud, make it intimidating. Let their players know what the North London Derby is all about, and stay safe around the knuckle draggers when they gob off outside the ground.
Remember, we are THE ARSENAL.