Posted on Friday, 30th September 2011 by Steve Wellman
TH14 on what it means to play for Arsenal:
‘I had an amazing relationship with Arsenal supporters. A weird one, too, though. I know I can be a pain in the neck. And they knew that. But I think they understood me, even when I was a pain. They knew how I was. And I knew how they were feeling about me. Without those fans, I’d never have done what I did. The people who worked around the Club, too. They helped me understand what it meant to play for the Club. You knew what it meant to beat Tottenham!’
‘You need big shoulders to play for Arsenal. The cannon is heavy. But the supporters see everything. They see what you’re doing, what you’re trying to do. It’s a great thing about English fans. Winning helps but, if you play hard and respect the shirt, they remember that. And that’s something priceless for me.’
It’s an old quote, but it makes for the perfect battle cry for this Sunday’s derby.
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