Past BPL match between Arsenal and Everton.
When it comes to Arsenal fans, they do love their acronyms. With the international break meaning that there is very little of substance going on in the Arsenal world to discuss, I decided to have a look at the most popular ones.
In all, Arsenal fans can be divided in to four main groups. So what type of Arsenal fan are you?
1) AAA (Anti-Arsenal Arsenal)
These fans refuse to see the club as being capable of doing anything right. They may have wanted a striker, but they didn’t want the striker they wanted. They are the ones who booed Aaron Ramsey, who are gearing up to boo Yaya Sanogo, and who seem to gain more pleasure when things go wrong for Arsenal than they do when the club picks up a piece of silverware.
2) WOB (Wenger Out Brigade)
This lot have been somewhat quiet since Arsene Wenger guided the team to the FA Cup last season, but they are far from disarmed, awaiting the chance to call for his head once again. They blame him for everything that goes wrong, no matter how realistic that is. They don’t seem to hate the club as much as the AAA, merely the manager.
3) AKB (Arsene Knows Best)
He might, and while I don’t feel that he does know best all of the time, I’m pretty sure he knows better than most of us. AKB’s, however, won’t allow any sort of criticism of the club, manager or players, whether it is warranted or not. Many of them also believe that you shouldn’t enjoy some friendly ‘banter’[cringe] with opposition fans, concentrating only on supporting the manager and club 100 per cent regardless of anything else.
4) DCABA (Don’t Care About Acronyms)
If this is your group, then, chances are that you are one of the silent majority who gets ignored and forgotten about when it comes to fights amongst Arsenal fans. You are the ‘normal’ fan, the one who knows there are things to both love and hate about the club you support and that while it might not be all good, it’s certainly not all bad either.
Despite how it seems, most fans are not squarely in one of the first three camps but see the club as more than just something that can be discussed in black and white terms. They don’t tend to deliver sensational soundbites, however, so are mostly allowed to just get on with their lives while the other groups fight with each other and make headlines in the media.
PS: Shared from Metro.