Toys Back In The Pram Please Boys
I'm not going to analyse the short comings of the team today, Mr Stillman is the geezer for that job and can probably form a more objective and informed opinion of the game than I.
But what I would like to talk about is the sour and, lets face it, childish way in which we reacted to the defeat.
Some may argue that Alan Pardew goaded Wenger directly after the scoring of the winner, by as far as I can see, the West Ham manager celebrated what was clearly a winning goal against the top footballing side in the league when his team had been nothing less than pathetic all season.
I can forgive Arsene his reaction to Pardew's celebration, I'm a passionate man & my TV and remote took a hefty beating as the ball hit the back of the net, but what I can't forgive is Wenger's lack of handshake at the end of the game.
Sure, in the heat of the moment things get said and done, but Wenger is a professional and extending the common courtesy of a gentlemanly handshake at the end of a game is not too much to ask.
I may get slated for this article, but to be frank I don't care, what we saw after the final whistle was nothing sort of embarassing.
While it's good that it shows the team has passion for the game, I'd much prefer that it was shown ON the pitch rather than in situations that brings negative press we as a club could do without.
Please, let's just show a little more professionalism and grace in defeat as we do in victory.