My Favorite Football Team Ever
Some of my friends maybe have already known about my favorite football team. Do you know it? Yes of course. It’s Arsenal or we may call it as The Gunners. And for us, their supporters called us as The Gooners.
Now, I wanna explain Arsenal from general point. As we know, Arsenal is one of the best football clubs whether in Premier League or in the world. Because they have never been out from the big four, they are Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, and also Arsenal. But did you know that Arsenal and MU are never out from the big four team in this decade?
Arsenal began when a group of workers at Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory decided to form a football club in last 1886. Their first name was Dial Square. Then soon changed to be Royal Arsenal, Woolwich Arsenal, and last Arsenal Football Club. Their first home was in Highbury, North London. They used this stadium since 1913 until 2006. Then they moved to Emirates Stadium which is not far from the first stadium.
Arsene Wenger become the most successful of Arsenal, because he has given many trophies for Arsenal. And he also can create many unknown player become successful and famous players. We can see some example here, like Thiery Henry, Patrick Vieira, Ashley Cole, Robin van Persie, Francesc Fabregas, and also Emmanuel Adebayor, the traitor. Because of his ability to create the unknown players to be famous players, he is often called as a Professor. Arsene Wenger has been an Arsenal manager for 13 years. Thiery Henry became the most successful player in Arsenal and he became an Arsenal legend because he is the best Arsenal goalscorer ever with 214 goals. They also were the first team which unbeaten in 49 matches, that was good record.
Now I want to share with you when I watched Arsenal’s match for the first time. It was on Saturday night August 2004. At that night I felt bored because there wasn’t any good TV show, so I tried to watch football match. At that time there was a football match, it was Arsenal vs Milwall. And I felt exciting with their game. So I continued to watch until the game finished. They won 4-1 against Milwall. And I’m so impressed with Arsenal which at that time there were some good players like Henry, Vieira, Pires, Bergkamp, Ashley Cole, Sol Campbell, Kolo Toure, Lehmann, Gilberto, Reyes, Ljungberg, Lauren, and many more. And I loved that squad, and I think that was the best squad of Arsenal,because they were the champions of Premier League in 2003-2004. But something that made me so impresed was Fabregas, the youngest player of Arsenal at that time. He was still 16 years old, but he was very good player although he was just substitution of Patrick Vieira. After that match, I used to be always watch them every weeks although at the middle of the night, I always wait for their game until now. But honestly, now there are not a local TV that show Premier League fully. So, I must stand by on TV to watch the football news every morning.
I think Arsenal squad in 03/04 season was very excellent, but I didn’t watch them yet. So I choose the best team of Arsenal was in 2005-2006 season when they reached Champions League Final for the first time in their history. The composition of players were very good, where the senior players combined with the junior players. That was so amazing team. But honestly, they were defeated by Barcelona with score 2-1. And I felt very very sad.
Now, Arsenal have different squad since this last three years. They have many young players, so people often call them as The Young Guns. Sometimes they are very good in play but sometime they are lost in a game. They play unconsistently. But I really wish for them that they can be the winner again in some competition in this season or next season, they can be the best club in the world, they can be the most frightened club like six years ago.