Fans of the North London club were celebrating the opportunity to be totally humiliated as soon as they play a half decent team in next season’s Champions League. They had been locked in a year long battle with their local rival Tottenham Hotspur, who will be disappointed that they will now not lose a ridiculously high scoring game to nil.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was delighted, ‘Most young boys dream of winning trophies or scoring the final goal in a World Cup final but when I was little I always dreamt of feeling powerless as a superior team score effortlessly against us. Don’t get me wrong, we have to play our part as well, it’s not easy to get to our level of awfulness. At night, before I go to sleep, I often visualize the next game, I picture myself on the wing and our strikers in the box, I then imagine myself hitting a calamitous cross that’s goes out for a throw in at the far end.’
Spurs manager Andreas Villa Boras, was keeping his spirits, ‘While is true we now have less of chance to be embarrassed in Europe, we still have the Europa League to fail in. If we take it seriously enough we might actually lose to a pub team from Andorra or somewhere, which will trump anything Arsenal do next season, provided they do not resign Philip Senderos.’