Today I was reminded why I’m an Arsenal fan…

I was reminded why I have sat in the wind, rain and snow losing my voice through screaming at players who cannot hear me – and rejoicing in their genius when not despairing of their failings.

I was reminded why I’m proud to wear the crest, even when we crumble under the brilliance of our competitors and the brutality of poor refereeing.

I was reminded what it means to face down adversity and to look deep into ones soul to find the resolve the carry on, only to prevail at the last minute when belief is tested beyond hope.

I was reminded that North London is red, has always been red and will always be red.

Arsenal FC – FA Cup Winners, 2014 – we are the champions, my friend.