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So We're Counting That As Another Trophy, Right?

So We're Counting That As Another Trophy, Right?

As I drag my drunk ass home at the end of another splendid day in the Arsenal supporting ranks, I can`t help but think "we`ve bagged another one haven`t we?".

I have no doubts in my mind that anyone who remotely dislikes Arsenal will tomorrow discount our winning of the Charity Shield as just another glorified friendly or bemoan the fact that City had a few players missing, (Hello?!?! Walcott, Ozil, Mertesacker, Podolski and of course Diaby!) and in years past I would have agreed.

Is the charity shield really a trophy?

But when you consider the flack Arsenal took when Fabregas left for Barcelona which saw him win the Spanish Super Cup (the equivalent of the Community Shield) in his first game for the club which prompted many articles with the subject matter being "Cesc wins a trophy in his first game for Barcelona after many baron years with Arsenal", the gazillion Liverpool fans telling you about the time Liverpool won five trophies in one calendar year, and the fact that Spurs have "The Peace Cup" in place in their honours list, then Arsenal should rightly count this Charity Shield win as another trophy in the bag and another year whether the hacks and journos can refrain from using the phrase "it`s been X amount of years since Arsenal won a trophy".

Of course the players don`t set out in a season looking to win the Charity Shield, but as someone so eloquently put it "I`d much rather see the players marching up to collect the shield than be sulking up to collect their losers medals".

Of course winning the shield and sinking a few Guniesseseseseses is also a quite lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday August 10 2014
Time: 11:18PM


To be honest it's good just to get that 85 day millstone monkey off our back.
10/08/2014 23:42:00
Yeah it felts as though it were weighing Sanchez, Debuchy and Chambers down today. They didn't look excellent in any way at all!
10/08/2014 23:46:00
Watching it on replay on BT shart rocky? Missed the game today meself so making up for it now.
10/08/2014 23:51:00
Wish I had time to stick around and comment chaps but I'm way too busy polishing all this newly arrived silverware. Fingers are hurting a bit but hey can't complain, at least I've got a job...unlike my mates over at Totts, Chavs and many days, weeks, years since they last won a trophy then? 8-)
11/08/2014 00:11:00
I don't have those channels Niko. I refuse to pay those mo fos! Just go down to my friends instead! Heh. Fantastic performance though, before Sanchez and Rambo got taken off we mullered them, they didn't even have a look in. It was closer in the second half but we were still the better team! Brilliant stuff.
11/08/2014 00:16:00
Not a trophy? Well, try telling that to David Moyes. City celebrated wildly when they won it, as did United last season. So, that says it does mean something; it is a trophy. To those who think not I say You can go suck a lemon!
11/08/2014 00:28:00
I feel the same about sky, won't give a penny to that crook. For some reason though BT shart is included in my telly package free. Very classy and composed from Chambers today he looks born for the big stage, Alexis was also very impressive, his desire and willing to charge down shots in defence also bodes well, Debuchy with some mean whipped in crosses and neat defensive reading. Very buoyed, you can't underestimate the boost that gives the squad morale in coming back to Wembley and giving a proper Abu dhabi dicking, it's still Wembley it's still a big old dish and it's still against the lot that bought the title. A loss after losses to the red bulls and Monaco would change the whole dynamic going into the season, now we go in on a high and full of belief, especially as we face the Abu dhabi oilers again in less than a month.
11/08/2014 00:39:00
Its a trophy.
11/08/2014 02:24:00
And its big and shiny. :)
Wyn Mills
11/08/2014 10:40:00
Damn right it COUNTS! Going to Arsenal next week. Always a pleasure but it's going to be particularly nice, basking in the nice silvery, polished glow of 2 recently acquired trophies this time.
11/08/2014 11:35:00
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