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The Flying Dutchman

Not the ship, girls.

It’s Marc Overmars, the Flying Dutchman! He is my favorite Gunner OF ALL TIME, and he was recently positioned number 12 in the Gunners’ Greatest Players list on Arsenal.com! Wheeeeeeeeeee! I was so Overmars-crazy back then, I collected newspaper/magazine cuttings and in class I spoke very fondly of his speed on the pitch and his insanely handsome looks, much to the dismay of my United-loving friends. Boo! Former primary school classmates can testify to that, 😛 Even my Hotmail account till this day bears the name ayu_overmars, and I often get those “Kenapa over Mars, tak over Moon ke?” remarks from non-football fans. Lame, I know.

I often rushed home from Sekolah Agama back in 1998, all excited ’cause there were reruns of Arsenal matches on TV. I would sit and cheer madly for the dream team, featuring the likes of Adams, Petite, Seaman, Keown, Bergkamp, and of course Overmars! That was the year when they won the Double, and I think was the greatest team Arsenal has ever had in my years of watching football, at least. Good times, man. Goooood times.

World Cup 1998 was the first major tournament I followed as a kid and I chose to support the Dutch. I remember staying up and watched Holland got beaten by Croatia in the 3rd/4th play-off game (remember that dude Davor Suker?). They even showed Overmars weeping after Holland lost the game! Awwwwwwww.

Anyway, his career was cut short due to injuries. He moved to Barcelona (pffffffft) in 2000 but everyone knows that the grass is always greener at Highbury/the Grove, so he obviously didn’t reach the height of victory there. Poor baby.

The last we ever saw of him on the pitch was during Bergkamp’s testimonial match back in 2006. Too bad I had some major exam going on, so I conveniently missed the match. The boyfriend-who-could-have-been (yes, HIM) gloated for days because he got to see Arsenal’s greatest players perform and I didn’t. Bitch! But that’s another story for another day……tee hee.

Click here to read more on Arsenal’s finest winger, Marc Overmars.

And here’s a compilation of his greatest goals during his stint in Arsenal.

Let’s all hope that Theo Walcott will be as good as him in the near future. Gunners for Champs yo!

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