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But, as the enormous banner in the North Bank had informed us before kick-off, ‘Arsene Knows’. Or at this point in the proceedings, Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, knew. And so, like everyone else inside Highbury visit, did his players.
As the referee Dermot Gallagher blew for full time, Martin Keown picked up the amazon canada goose parka ball, turned towards his own goal and brilliantly drop-kicked it into the top of the net in frustration. The skipper Tony Adams completed his handshakes faster than any HRH and was first down the tunnel. There may have been a few more minutes remaining at Old Trafford. But as Adams informed Wenger when they needed three points from their final home game against Everton last season to win the title: ‘Arsenal don’t blow it when they get into this position.’
Adams understands enough about winning to know that Manchester United were not going to blow it after coming back from a goal down to lead Tottenham 2-1. That Spurs’ goal may have looked like doing Arsenal the can someone check if this canada goose outlet website is authentic biggest favour of their lives and received the biggest cheer of the afternoon, but no one believed that Spurs could or would rouse themselves a second time.
Arsenal had implored their hated rivals to do it with their banners. ‘Do It 4 Us George,’ said one North Bank banner, while another, with commendable honesty, stated: ‘We support Spurs (until 6pm tonight).’
The fans dutifully filled the air with red-and-white cards as the teams ran out and launched thousands of red balloons over the pitch. They also broke into a chant of ‘Champions’ before kick-off but one sensed they were just enjoying singing it for one final time, not knowing when they would legitimately be able to do so again.
They did manage a chorus of Stand Up For The Champions when news of Spurs’ goal came through. But it was never heard again.
As one would have imagined, there was an air of unreality about this match from a couple of hours before kick-off. Instead of bounding out of the local Underground stations in defiant voice, the supporters decked themselves out in their best finery but trooped silently into the streets around Highbury.
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Though news of Manchester United’s equaliser and their winner from Andy Cole, a former Highbury player, were never imparted to the players, they did not need telling. The crowd’s long period of silence before and after the goal told the players that, barring a late miracle, their efforts would be in vain.
Dennis Bergkamp had been in petulant mood as Arsenal had chased the lead with increasingly frantic style in the first hour of the game. With the lead finally gained through the remarkable Nwanko Kanu and the crowd’s muteness signalling that it would be a pointless win, Bergkamp kept himself interested with some outrageous trickery normally only witnessed in exhibition games.
He flicked one ball over the Villa defence which Overmars might have converted with his head, but for spotting the advancing best ideas about canada goose outlet online on pinterest goalkeeper Michael Oakes’ eyes and deciding that discretion was the better part of valour. Put another way, he may have decided that there was no burlington coat factory canada goose coat point getting two black eyes for a runners-up medal that was already in the bag.
For a brief few minutes after Kanu’s goal, Arsenal players seemed to believe that they might be on for another incredible last-day title win against the odds, perhaps once again in the final minute of the best mens canada goose parka season. But long before the end, their players appeared to be going through the motions, in the way that their fans had always expected Spurs to do.
Wenger was reduced to tormenting himself afterwards with the points and goals that got away during the season. There was the silly handball that gave Wimbledon victory, he pointed out, and yes, that un-Arsenal-like 3-2 defeat at Villa after they had led 2-0.
Arsenal’s players returned 10 minutes after the final whistle to complete their end-of-season lap of honour. But such occasions are for champions or clubs of limited ambitions and achievements. Arsenal’s players, who consider second place to be nowhere, looked as though they would rather have been anywhere else.