While the season for Arsenal goes down in flames
Mesut still loves our club or so he claims
I do not know if he does nor do I particularly care
But I do know the team I love is missing his flair
I would rather he did is talking with his feet and not via Twitter
I would rather see him play and not to read he ain’t a quitter
I do not pretend know what is occurring at our club
But I would rather be talking of winning football in the pub
I do not care if you want him of the wage bill in June
I do care about winning now and bursting the Tottenham balloon
I do not care if we have two great finishers able to score
Without a player who can find them watching Arsenal is a bore
So Unai sort it out in the short-term, bring back the high press
You were instilling a style but have since lost it and tactics a mess
I have seen how good it can be versus Liverpool and the Middlesex lot
So get back to those basics and put a stop to the rot
Whilst Ramsey is leaving and Mesut maybe as well
Can their experience and attributes not help us through this difficult spell?
Fair to say that Alex and Matteo have the fans split
So now is the time to play those who have been there and done it
Get us through to May playing our strongest team
Consistency and method and of fourth we can still dream
No time for personal issues to affect the aspiration
To win in Europe, just play your best players and formation
Playing 343 without the Boy from Barca just don’t do it you see
Back to 4231 with the ‘lazy’ German at 10 is the key
Swallow your pride Unai Old Son and welcome him back
Look at 2015 and play Rambo off the right to boost our attack
One more thing while I rhyme my morning away
Playing a striker out of position is hindering our play
Auba or Laca, time to decide, I am saying
Alternatively select based on who are playing
Damn, I entered the Ozil debate when I decided I shouldn’t
I tried to stay out but in the end I couldn’t
I have no issue if you want him out in the summer, as we are all assuming
Just use him to help the team finish strongly, if not we’ll be fuming.
I dedicate this poem to my dear friend Bee x
Passionate fifty-something Arsenal supporter who has been making the journey to N5 regularly since the early 1980s – although his first game was in 1976. Always passionate when talking about The Arsenal, Dave decided to send a guest blog to Gunnersphere in the summer of 2011 and has not stopped writing about the Gunners since.
He set up his own site – 1 Nil Down 2 One Up – in February 2012, which he moved on in 2016 to concentrate on freelance writing and building Gunners Town, which he launched with Paul in 2014.
The objective of GT was to be new and fresh and to give a platform for likeminded passionate Arsenal fans wishing to write about their team. Dave still of course, writes for the site himself and advises the ever-changing writing crew.