On this day in 2004, Arsenal won the title at White Hart Lane.
“Quit living in the past!”, I hear some of you cry, but no, no I won’t, because the present is so weird and scary and I was much more supple back then too.
Anyway, on April 25th 2004, Patrick Vieira opened the scoring after a lightning breakaway from a Sp*rs corner involving Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.
After that, Robert Pires added the second, the TV cameras picking up a delighted “YARGH!” from one of the Arsenal players. Listen below.
Of course the game finished 2-2, hilariously some Sp*rs players thought this was enough to deny Arsenal the title on their ground, as Thierry Henry remembered:
“I remember Tarrico, jumping around and he got a cramp out of it. Celebrating a draw! And I looked at him and said ‘Are you kidding me?’ And he went, ‘Yeeaaaaaaah!’ jumping in front of me.
“I said to him: ‘You do realise we just needed a point at your place to be champions at your place.’
And he was talking, talking, so I said ‘Watch me after the game.’
“I remember, people were saying do not celebrate. I said ‘WHAT?’ I will celebrate. And you will see how much it’s going to hurt them.
“I had to celebrate.They were coming up to me, jumping around like they had won something, so I said, ‘Ok. We were not supposed to celebrate, but now I’m going to celebrate with my fans!”
Stupid Tarrico. So, on this day every year, we remember to YARGH, because the YARGH is good. Pass it on, have a good YARGH with your mates today, it’ll make you feel better.
And if you want to watch the highlights of the game, go right ahead.
ps – YARGH!