It was also sung during the last match at Highbury Stadium – and not by West Ham fans. On that occasion, on the final day of 2005/06, Tottenham Hotspur needed to better Arsenal’s result to snatch the fourth UEFA Champions League place at their arch-rivals’ expense. A Thierry Henry goal had Arsene Wenger’s side en route to a 4-2 win over Wigan Athletic and, when news trickled through to Highbury that Yossi Benayoun had scored a late winner for the Hammers against Spurs, the Gunners followers belted out a verse of I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles.
It was West Ham’s first win over Arsenal in eight years and 16 games.
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air…