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21 signs you’re a hardcore Arsenal fan

What is it really like to be a Gooner?

1. You’re all about beautiful football

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2. You named your dog Chippy…

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…after this man:

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3. You can’t stand Spurs fans

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4. You fondly remember May 8, 1971 as the day Arsenal clinched their first double

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5. You’d like to erase the signings of Andre Santos, Pascal Cygan and Igors Stepanovs from your memory

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6. You love Gunnersaurus for snubbing a handshake from John Terry

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7. Although you play at the Emirates these days, Highbury will always be home

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8. You know Jack Wilshere would get into just about any team in the world

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9. Hearing the name ‘Nayim’ brings back heartbreaking memories

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10. You pray the next transfer window is the one that Wenger splashes out

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11. These two guys are dead to you

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12. In your eyes, this man is the best midfielder the Premier League has ever seen

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13. He's also a legend for being one of the few people to put Roy Keane in his place:

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14. "Thomas, charging through the midfield... it's up for grabs now... Thomas, right at the end!". That sentence never gets old

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15. Dennis Bergkamp is a genius

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16. And you tried this over and over again back in 2002:

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17. You can name the whole Invincibles squad... even Jeremie Aliadiere

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18. You think Gervinho would have actually been a decent player if only he could finish

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19. Your love for Thierry Henry knows no bounds and that goal in Paris was all Paul McShane's fault

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20. And you remember when he pulled Inter Milan apart:

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21. Even though it's been a barren few years, you have belief in this man

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A version of this post was published on 14 April, 2014

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