I'm sure many Gooners will be pissed off with Patrice Evra after his comments that Arsenal were a 'training centre' and that we have 'nothing' on Manchester United.
Do not give him the satisfaction of letting him wind you up! The gobby little shite wants a reaction and wants to get underneath Arsenal's skin.
Arsene Wenger's team-talk has now been done for him. He only has to pin this up on the changing room wall before the game and that is motivation in itself.
The reason Evra pipes up about Arsenal every time we play them is because he sees us as a threat.
He rarely says anything about any other club and for some reason we rile him.
Perhaps it is jealousy? Perhaps its because Wenger loves signing French players and Evra feels left out?
All I know is Patrice Evra sees Arsenal as a rival, and perhaps at the moment, the direct rival to Manchester United for the Premiership title.
He can say what he likes. I quite like it. It reminds me of the days when Vieira and Keane did battle. It means we are back and in the mix.
I'd love a new decade of Arsenal and Manchester United dominance. Those were good days and exciting to watch.
Now we have to contend with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City too.
For Evra to dig us out makes me feel that Arsenal and Manchester United are proper rivals again. I see it as a backhanded complement.
Keep it Goonerish..........