[su_quote cite=”Seneca”]It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.[/su_quote]
Yesterday was everything you could wish for from a North London derby. It was dirty, it was aggressive, it had scuffles and the players, the fans and the ref sometimes smacked of immaturity. (watch all the goals on arsenal.com.)
[su_box title=”Arsenal v Sp*rs: Reports, Ratings & Reactions – 90mins” style=”noise” box_color=”#b3030b” title_color=”#ffffff”]90min gives us a rundown of the ratings, reactions and goals in our match against the lot down the road aka Spurs. Read the story here. [/su_box]
I didn’t watch the game, not because I couldn’t, but because I didn’t have the chutzpah to. During the week, the Arsenal Whatsapp group I belong to was up in flames. Some said we’d get a drubbing from Spurs, others bravely predicted a win.
I predicted a draw, and that was us riding on lady luck.
Spurs seemed to be on cruise control in their last three games, against good teams at that. So, I dared not hope.
Which brings me to the quote mentioned at the start of this post.
[su_heading size=”24″]It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.[/su_heading]
This is not to discredit all that Wenger has done for us as a club but guys, who would have thought we’d be on this sort of run?
You? Definitely not me.
And it’s not really for a desperate lack of quality in our players but because we failed to dare to dream, we failed to dare to fight and we failed to dare to believe.
This ultimately showed in the type of players we sought in the transfer market. I’m not sure Wenger would have bought a Lucas Torreira or would have approved of his kind of play.
Now, I’m not saying the team is perfect, but I’m happy we’re able to grind out wins, able to dare to try.
I’m currently going through a transition in my life right now where I’m understanding everyday that I cannot be more if I don’t dare to dream, if I don’t dare to leave my comfort zone, if I don’t dare to act.
And it’s the same for our team. Daring to cross into the unfamiliar I believe, has caused us to dare to dream again. COYG!!!
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 2, 2018