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Arsenal - The Need To Find The Fight

Arsenal - The Need To Find The Fight

Monday morning. The alarm goes off. You struggle to rise from your bed. You go into the bathroom and the person starring back from the mirror with a Wurrzell Gummidge style barnet resembles an extra from the set of Shawn Of The Dead. Eyes like piss holes in the snow. Reluctantly you get in the shower, standing with red hot water beating down on the top of your tired old head.

After taking nearly 20 minutes to dry yourself & brush your teeth, you summon up the energy to dress and finally leave the house. Trudging at a slow pace to the tube/car/bus stop, thoughts of once more ploughing through mundane crap you call a job enters your head.

You finally snap.

Turn round, head home & back to bed.

Something has to change, you need something to fight for, motivation, you need to be fired up.

With seemingly nothing left to fight for this season, the mighty Gunners appear to be stuck in a rut. The motivation, despite what Kolo Toure tries to tell us, is not there. We need urgency fight and spirit, otherwise what we'll be fighting for is to get out of that UEFA Cup spot and back into the Champions League.

I believe the players need to draw on all their mental resources for the remaining games of the season and find what ever symbol it is they need to come out fighting when they cross that white line, find something within themselves to give 200% on the pitch, and never give in until each and every team has been dispatched, and in fine style.

It's all well and good prophesying about what may or may not happen next season, but if we are without Champions League football purely due to that fact that these well paid professional players do not have the mental strength to summon spirited performances from the depths of their souls, then what hope do we have?

If any player is having difficulty in finding something to fight, focus & battle for, may I just make one simple suggestion?

Do it for the fans.

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

Date:Tuesday April 3 2007
Time: 9:56AM


Well's really painful to see it happening, but it seems they lack the much needed motivation...lets see how they react against West Ham...
03/04/2007 10:14:00
come on you spammers. A double over the goons? surely not. A draw will do me :-)
Jacky B
03/04/2007 10:17:00
I knew we were in for a bit of a problem at half time on saturday when I saw the look on Hlebs face as you saw him trudge down the tunnel. He looked remarkably.... there's no other word for it... Bored!!! I like him as a player and he's not the only one that should be mentioned, but seeing the look on his face said alot to me!!!
03/04/2007 10:58:00
if you don't pick up you won't get europe of any kind
03/04/2007 11:21:00
Don't be silly EM, that would mean we'd have to lose 6 of our last 8 games and the teams below us would have to win all theirs....not gunna happen!
03/04/2007 11:26:00
That is a bit silly of EM, but not as silly as you suggest. Everton are 4 wins behind you in 7th.
Jacky B
03/04/2007 11:28:00
Typical statement from a blue nose clown! These small clubs eh!!
03/04/2007 11:46:00
Five if we win our game in hand! If we finish outside the european places I will give the site up to the first fan to offer.
03/04/2007 12:24:00
Well said, Rocky, the players really need to focus now, but isnt the manager supposed to be playing a part in motivating the players? Though the privilege of wearing the red and white every week should be good enough for the players. Our players were starting to show that they could react well to adversity in match situations, before our season fell apart. But I hope the Liverpool was a one-off and I am now waiting to see how they react against West Ham. That should provide a few answers.
03/04/2007 12:27:00
stop looking for the perfect goal and just put it in
03/04/2007 12:52:00
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