Two nights ago, after the Arsenal-United match, Arsene Wenger got all wistful during the post-match interview, explaining that the barracking the Arsenal fans gave former Gunners captain Robin van Persie was because:
They loved him. So today is a bit of disappointed love.
How romantic. Well, inches and inches of columns have already been written analyzing, dissecting, and critiquing the match, as well as the two teams’ performance. So, instead of adding to that, I decided to imagine Arsene crooning to the tunes of Las Vegas by Tony Christie, as he laments his disappointed love.
For the uninitiated, the relatively young, or those who simply did not have the good fortune of a childhood spent listening to Tony Christie (thanks, Pa), he was one of the masters of the “lovelorn” genre – perfect for the heartbroken and jilted. So, hit the link, pretend you’re a devastated Arsene, and sing along! I’ve (incredibly creatively) entitled this one “Disappointed Love”.
Disappointed LoveThe Emirates, he spent eight years at Then Sir Alex came, and stole him Ohhh, van Persie You left a year ago For the Devils Now we’re bereft o’ goals With disappointed love! Ohhh, van Persie The cups ain’t comin’ in The fans they say “Why must Wenger stay?!” It’s disappointed love! (chorus) Hey van Persie Why did I ever sell you? Year after year, you could’ve helped us rule Hey van Persie Can any ‘keeper stop you? All I have now, is Olivier Giroud! One spring evenin’ T’was your grand home-comin’ Sagna fouled you You hit the ball so true Szczesny was left askew! Ohhh, van Persie You were mine a year ago What did I do? I lost a-hold o’ you Such disappointed love! (chorus) Hey van Persie Why did I let go of you? Now a Devil, you’re winning the title Hey van Persie Oh, how I could do with you ‘Cos now these days, I might just be replaced (chorus) Hey van Persie Oh, how I could do with you One of these days, I might just be replaced . . For now these days, we aim for just third place For now these days, we aim for just third place