How to Be an Arsenal FC Fan

Arsenal F.C. is a club based in London, England. It is one of the 20 clubs in the Premier League, and one of the most successful. Do you want to become a fan or just like the club? Read on for tips of becoming a Gooner!

Steps

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    Learn the club's history. If you do not know basic events such as how many times the club has won the FA Cup (12, most in British history!) and First Division/Premier League (13) then you will be made fun of a lot. Also learn the past players.
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    Learn the club songs. There are many, most of them are uploaded onto YouTube but a basic fan should at least know 'The world's greatest team'.
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    Try to buy Arsenal's merchandise.
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    Learn about the players and managers. If you do not know who people like Jack Wilshere, Arsene Wenger, and Danny Welbeck are, you would have a hard time being an Arsenal fan.
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    Try not to support other teams. If it's your local team then that's okay, but don't try supporting other teams especially if they're a rival one such as Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea.
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    Don't live anywhere near the city, or if you do make sure you never go the game because "I can't get a ticket".
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    Make sure you always tell people that you're the best supporters in the world, even when you're robbing tickets off your own fans in Athens.
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    Always stand up at matches, especially matches against Tottenham. Matches against Arsenal are called North-London Derbies (NLD)
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    Buy a huge red and white woolly scarf, for no other reason than to hold it up when singing Arsenal chants. Wear it even when the weather's scorching hot.
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    Follow the team's performances in various competitions. Most likely, Arsenal are in the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.
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    Lastly, one must learn to cope with trophy-less seasons in the hope that the dry spell will culminate with a few years of domination/dynasty.
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    Don't have a favourite player. If you do, you will start supporting the player, not the team. You will keep wanting them to pass to.
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    Cope with players leaving. Arsenal are famous for huge players leaving the club. In fact, in just two seasons they have lost 3 players who basically were the ones who kept Arsenal the team they are. Deal with it.

Tips

  • Watch videos and read on the internet about the club's history, this is obviously a good way to learn about the past.
  • You may have heard the phrase 'Boring Arsenal', which is just because their style is passing. In fact, in the 2012-13 season alone, they have been in games where they beat Newcastle 7-3 and Southampton 6-1. Hardly boring.

Warnings

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  • How to Be a Newcastle Fan

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Categories: Fans of Football