Now that England have jettisoned some of the unsavoury characters that made watching them unbearable I could quite get into sitting back with a beer cheering them on in Brazil (especially Jack and Alex) but it’s not the same as watching the Arsenal.
I also look forward to the great players: some known and some to make their mark at this most special of World Cups but it’s not the same as watching the Arsenal.
The play offs were quite entertaining and if they are low on quality they are always full of drama but it’s not the same as watching the Arsenal.
I always look on The Champions League Final with a sense of envy: it really is the most magical of games and the elation that greeted Bale’s goal was special but it’s not the same as watching the Arsenal.
Wimbledon produces some moments of drama and incident and in terms of a British tournament it retains its quintessential status but it’s not the same as watching the Arsenal.
The Community Shield on 9th August and the first leg of a Playoff round of the Champions League 10/11 days later mean an early start for the Arsenal this season and I for one can’t wait to see the Arsenal on that Wembley turf, because in sports terms there are many great events and many great stars but you know what? Nothing beats watching the Arsenal