Monday morning is going to be hell

FourFourTwo's resident Gooner Ben Welch looks back on a dramatic North London derby...

From ecstasy to complete and utter misery. I hate Arsenal. I hate football. There I was on the train to Manchester dancing a little jig as Arsenal went 2-0 up in the North London derby.

Samir Nasri's angle-defying first goal and Marouane Chamakh's well orchestrated second were gleefully enjoyed at my seat with the ESPN Goals app on my X10.

This app gives me the luxury of watching videos of all the goals and highlights from all Barclays Premier League matches over the next three seasons – within minutes of the action on the pitch.

Banter was flying around on Facebook and Twitter – I was reveling in the pain of the Tottenham faithful.

At this point I was ready to turn to Christianity because my Friday night prayer appeared to have worked.

Being an Arsenal fan there was always doubt in my mind – we have become synonymous with throwing leads away in big games.

But we were so dominant I was convinced that we would hold on to this lead, maybe even add further salt in the wounds.

Sadly, my concerns were justified as we predictably crumbled and gifted Spurs a dramatic win.

After watching Gareth Bale, Rafael van der Vaart and Younes Kaboul turn the game around I prepared myself for the ensuing stick from my Tottenham-supporting mates. It was unrelenting, merciless and brutal.

At least I won't have to relive the misery on Match of the Day, having seen the goals already.

Thankfully I know I'll be able to enjoy happier moments and Arsenal goals with the ESPN Goals app later in the season.

Having bought the X10 android phone this month I have the app free for the next three months.

God didn't answer my prayers, but the Devil was listening in and he made sure I received capital punishment.