No European trophy. No happy ending. But…

Three League titles. Thierry Henry. Giroud’s scorpion kick. Van Persie at Charlton. Chu-Young Park. Paris in the pouring rain. Super Nic Anelka. Theo, Theo, Theo. Santi’s dancing feet. It’s Thierry Henry, he’s scored, he’s scored for Arsenal in the Bernabeu! Wright breaking Bastin’s record. 5-2. Cesc’s mullet. Sol on a free. THAT Seaman save. Fabianski against Wigan. Abou’s ankles. Broccoli. Parlour’s North Bank Valencia screamer. Arshaaaaaarvin! A standing ovation at Portsmouth. Rosicky at White Hart Lane. Van Persie’s shit trousers. 4-4-2. Dixon celebrating Freddie’s goal. Ramsey at Wembley. Dennis at Leicester. Nasri smashing past Van der Saar. Good win gays. Bobby at Villa Park. Take a bow son. Henry against Inter. Vela’s chips. 5-3 at the Bridge. Welbeck at Old Trafford. Bergkamp turning Dabizas. Not shaking Hughes’ hand. Arsenal win the World Cup. Traore’s knuckleduster. Eduardo with the outside of his left boot. Ozil’s side foot against Napoli. Old Trafford’s Champions Section. Nacho Monreal at Wembley. Adebayor’s overhead kick at Villarreal. Bobby’s tackle on Paddy. Ryo Miyaichi’s love of cones. Gilberto’s debut goal. Bendtner frotting a taxi. Podolski’s left foot. Pat Rice’s glasses. The ’08 Bolton comeback. Ozil in Ludogorets. Two in a minute against Spurs. Thierry’s curler at Sparta Prague. Two Doubles. Clichy’s left foot. Staring down Martin Jol. Like that, like that! 5-3 against Boro. 222 players. Silvinho’s screamer. Keown’s brace against Shakhtar. Oooooh, dynamite…absolute dynamite! Feng shui dressing rooms. Grimandi’s curly hair. Henry against the Scousers. The Geordies downed by Vermaelen. See you later Danny Mills. 26 wins, 12 draws, 0 defeats. Lasagne. Jamie Carragher on his arse. Vieira striding through midfield. Ramsey at Wembley again. The Mars bar ban. Wilshere’s tiki-taka goal vs Norwich. 4-5-1 in Cardiff. Winterburn at Stamford Bridge. Newcastle at Wembley. Seven Community Shields. Gallas’ strop. Edu at Celta Vigo. Double, Double, Double, Sol Campbell has won the Double. Koscielny’s death stare. The Battle of the Buffet. Seven against Boro. Fergie’s whisky soaked face. Cole’s Kiev header. THAT penalty mix-up. Kicking water bottles. Lauren’s penalties. Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona. Fabregas at the San Siro. High-fives with Gunnersaurus. Keown and Van Nistelrooy. Bowing to Bobby. Hleb’s twists and turns. Henry breaking Wright’s record. One Song, we’ve only got one Song! Wojciech’s Marlboro Lights. Pushing Pardew. Thierry kissing the North Bank penalty spot. Van Persie at Anfield. Vic Akers’ shorts. Amaury Bischoff. That’s Vieira…absolutely fantastic, it flew in! Thierry’s return, beard and goal. The BFG. Freddie against United. Arshavin at Anfield. Wengerball. That water slide picture. Sanogo against Bayern. Costa in Holding’s pocket. The Highbury squirrel. 3-5-2. Flamini’s biochemical company. Arsenalisation. Kanu’s back-heel at the Riverside. Little bit handbrake. Project youth. Sanchez’s rasper past Given. Chamakh’s crap hair. Luzhny in Cardiff. Seven against Slavia Prague. Little Mozart. Freddie at the Reebok. Carl Jenkinson and his dad. White Hart Lane ‘04. Pires against Sp*rs at Old Trafford. Suker’s Sunderland lob. 4-4 at St James Park. Wiltooooooooord. Arsenal 4-2 Liverpool. Bergkamp’s elbows. Henry’s header vs United. 7-5 vs Reading. We’ve got Ozil. Cesc in the San Siro. 5-2 again. Another win in the San Siro. I didn’t see it. Adams, put through by Bould, would you believe it? Thierry in Rome. The Wonder of You. Frimpong hates Nasri. Chris Wreh at Bolton. Kim Kallstrom’s medical. Seven FA Cups. Old Trafford ’98. The gold shirt. Freddie’s red hair. Aha! Freddie without hair. Four for Baptista. Oooh…Thomas from Ireland. Sanchez loves a Panenka. Bergkamp’s feet bamboozle Juve. Thierry taunting the Clock End Sp*rs fans. Nelson Vivas. Seven against Everton. Kolo against Villarreal. Arteta’s lego hair. The zip problems. Manninger’s Hammers heroics. Paddy gobbing at Ruddock. Lehmann somehow stops Raul. Forty-nine, forty-nine undefeated. Every Henry curler. Dabizas is still turning. Would you believe it? Sagna’s header vs Sp*rs. Electrifying, electrifying! Dennis at Barnsley. Get out while you can Joel. Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home. Bellerin’s Instagram account. Kanu at Sp*rs. Arshavin at Anfield, again. Adebayor at Old Trafford. Penalties in Cardiff. Petit’s ponytail. That sums it all up! Kanu’s Chelsea hat-trick. Blackcurrent shirts. Giroud’s abs. Theo’s Anfield dribble. Van Persie’s Everton volley. It’s only Ray Parlour. Per’s fine jar. Henry looping it over Barthez. Pizzagate. Throwing water bottles. Here comes Overmars. Gibbs’ tackle at West Brom. Pires…it was in from the moment he hit it! Santi’s cup final free-kick. Together. The Invincibles. 22 years.

Thanks for the memories boss. Thank you so much.

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I just couldn’t be arsed with being sad today.

For those looking to chew over last night some more (you crazy sadists), there’s this…

MATCH REPORTPLAYER RATINGSREACTION – BY THE NUMBERS

And here’s a few words from Blogs who was in Madrid for the match:

“Disappointing to go out but after the way we failed to take advantage of the first leg it was no surprise it went the way it did. Atletico are superb defensively but you can acknowledge that and also feel we didn’t really produce anything from an attacking point of view.  A Diego Costa winner was the vomit icing on the shit cake of the Europa League. At least we get another go next season 🤢🤢😕”

He’ll be back tomorrow.

In the meantime, we’ll be rounding up further reaction to last night’s disappointment in the Wanda Metropolitano on Arseblog News.