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American Gunner

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I admit it
I was over the moon
When I heard that Arsenal
Signed Danny Karbassiyoon

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Danny who?
Gooners wanted to know
What? He’s American
Then he must be so-so

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 How could a Yank
Expect to make the grade
He should play baseball
Has he ever even played

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Last night he subbed
He played
He made the grade
His only shot met
The back of the net

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 My countrymen are
“Over here”
More will make
The trip year
After year

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Two Yanks play for
Fulham
And two for
Spurs
Now when did
That occur?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The fans in
Manchester too
Are excited
Tim Howard and
Jonathan Spector
Play for Man United

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Good luck to them
But I won’t worry
The only Yank
I can get excited about
Is the one who plays at
Highbury

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 A die-hard fan of
The Premiership’s best
I don’t care about
Blackburn or the rest

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 It seems unreal
Just like a fable
That an American
Shoots and scores
For
The Untouchables

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Notes

I met Danny outside Highbury soon after he signed for Arsenal. What a high for all American supporters of Arsenal to have one of “US” score his first senior Arsenal goal AND on his debut!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/american-gunner/