1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I ask people why they like Man United
When they’ve never been to the place
They say because “I am delighted
That they have a full trophy case”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 And you know I believe them when they say
That they just starting supporting this team
Why only the other day
And have never even heard of John O’Shea

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Real Madrid is another favorite team
With players like Ronaldo and Zidane
These guys are in everyone’s dreams
From the USA right over to Japan

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 They play in front of capacity crowds
They play in stadiums worth billions
They’re state of the art, like sitting in the clouds
And cheering on the millionaire Brazilians

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But why don’t they like the Gunners
Who are always Premiership front-runners
That exciting team that Arsene built
Piecing them together like a continental quilt

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Why don’t you like the Arsenal? Why?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Because:

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 You’re a small football club
That really should be
Sponsored by a local pub

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 You shouldn’t be way up there
Challenging for the championship
Year after year after year

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 You win Premiership titles for some reason
And you win FA Cups too
Why, you even win both in the same season
From goals by Henry, Pires and Kanu

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 The FA Cups belong to the others
They belong to the Chelseas and the Newcastles
And every other team supported by our mothers
Who have players called Sicknote or Darius Vassel

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 You have no right to keep Liverpool down
The team that Shankley made great
Back when they were the talk of the town
On their grounds that you now desecrate

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Don’t you understand, you Gunner man
It’s just not supposed to happen like this
Arsenal winning anything was never a part of the plan
But the Arsenal – they just persist


This poem is in response to one by fellow FootballPoet team-mate Ismail Bala Garba. His poem is called “Why I Don’t Like Arsenal”

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/why-some-dont-like-arsenal/