Updated: Jul 25, 2018
Arsene Wenger was given the perfect send-off on Sunday as his Arsenal side recorded their first away league win of 2018 against a buoyant Huddersfield Town. Whilst the result wasn't ideal, there was plenty to cheer for Town fans and here we take a look back at some of the main talking points from the game.
Class, Humility and Respect
A certain ginger manager once accused David Wagner of lacking the above characteristics, but on Sunday the entire club demonstrated that we have class, humility and respect in buckets.
The standing ovation for the outgoing Arsenal manager in the 22nd-minute was something to be proud of, especially in an era when fan reactions are entwined with negative connotations. The whole atmosphere was one of a party, for both sets of fans.
In classic football style there was a bit of banter between the opposing fans. Town supporters mocked Arsenal fans' about turn opinion on Arsene Wenger singing,
"You two-faced b*stards, you wanted him out!". To which the Gunners fans' sang, "Herbert Chapman, he left 'cos you're sh*t!".
Good to hear a club from London with a bit of humour to their chanting rather than boring cliches, *cough, cough* Chelsea!
The hardest thing to do in football is...
You guessed it, score. If there's one gripe to have about Town this season it is their profligacy in front of goal. Despite dominating Arsenal for large periods on Sunday, the Terriers were unable to find the back of the net.
Tom Ince was guilty of his customary close-range miss and there was a lack of sharpness in the final third which has characterized much of the season. One can only hope that there's an investment in wide areas over the summer, as Collin and Raj aren't what's needed to take us to the next level.
At the end of the season people run onto the pitch, it's just one of those things that happen at the football. In fact, I've done it once before and it was bloody good fun, Chris Brandon shook my hand.
The one thing I find tedious about it all is the argument that surrounds it, there are people that get far, far too worked up about it on both sides. Just don't worry about it, save your anger for other things.
All things considered, my one overriding emotion on Sunday was supreme pride. Not just in the players, who have over-achieved, but in the fans, the chairman and everyone involved in Huddersfield Town.
How magnificent it is to support a club on a joyous, upward trajectory. We've come a long, long way since the dark days of Ken Davy, make sure you enjoy it.