WENGER IN, WENGER OUT, WENGER IS NOW OUT & ABOUT………..Don McMahon
Don’t you just LOVE it! One defeat and the aaa are gleefully screaming from the rooftops about relegation, failure, disgrace, incompetence, Wenger’s time is up etc. Here are a few reality checks they need to stem their tide of offal and bitter bile against all things Arsenal:
Reality Check 1: A few top clubs had a bad start to their season, not just the Arsenal. Moanhino certainly had a rough day at Swansea and it was a close run thing with United and Liverpool the reality is that 1 game does NOT usually make a season!
Reality check 2: This isn’t the first time (and my guess is) it won’t be the last time we start with a loss. It is unfortunate for the fans to see this happen at the Emirates BUT in seasons past we have lost an opener only to perform much better over the season or half-season as the case may be.
Reality check 3: While the competitions we won were rather Mickey Mouse and not representative of the EPL Circus Maximus we are facing this year, we did win two trophies, and one of them was against Chelsea and Moanhino. This has clearly upset José as revealed in his short-tempered outburst against his own club doctor recently. You’ve GOT to love that!
Reality check 4: We played our opener missing a few top players and while Sanchez did play a cameo role, the team were too disjointed and desperate to truly benefit from his presence. Adrian Clarke summed it up perfectly when he said that the Arsenal were not at their best and became too disconnected as the game went on.
Reality check 5: Wenger has stated many times that he pays NO attention to the media or aaa when reviewing his procedures and policies, as well as management of the team. Therefore, complaining, bitching, ranting, moaning, whining, screaming, pulling one’s hair out, threatening to burn Wenger in effigy or any other infantile behaviour will have absolutely NO impact on him or the club but could cause the distressed fanboy some serious suffering.
Reality check 6: Wenger is the longest serving manager in the EPL and is supported by the vast majority of fans, his Board, all his players and the owner Mr Kroenke. He is not supported by Alisher Usmanov or by the few aaa that dare risk exposure to daylight. He will never be let go and will retire one day, having done what he always wanted to do…leave the Arsenal in far better shape than when he first took charge. Get used to it!
Reality check 7: Speak to ANY of the world’s best managers and they will uniformly say the same thing; Arsene Wenger is a class unto himself and anyone crazy enough to try and have him removed as manager at Arsenal will be ridiculed and shown to be the idiot they truly are. Were Mr.Wenger to leave Arsenal, his suitors would be standing in a line circumscribing greater London and among the first in line would be the Spuds!
Reality check 8: Were Wenger ever to be let go by the Arsenal, it would be tantamount to letting their best players go as well, such is the fidelity and devotion his team have to this man. There are few professional managers who have earned and merit such respect and loyalty as Arsene Wenger. We can only hope that he retires, having prepared the way for his replacement and having had a major say in who that will be.
Reality check 9: The media deliciously and perniciously hyperbolized Arsenal’s chances to win the EPL and whatever else they fancied this season. Gullible and myopic plastic fanboys took them seriously.
The rest of us knew that a good pre-season did NOT guarantee the same results over a 38 game season. I am not saying we won’t have a great season, all I am saying is that anyone who believes the media and aaa hype needs to take a valium and return to full consciousness as soon as possible.
Wenger is definitely IN and will be OUT at the time of his own choosing. The panicky losers crying for a new signing don’t realize that Arsene has been out and about well before the end of last season, planning what he needs to do to produce a winning side (as he has done each season since 1997) and that includes a very subtle, diligent and persistent review of the team’s needs, the potential signings who could improve said team and the consequences of bringing someone new in on his youth and reserve players.
So he goes OUT and ABOUT all the time and surprises us with his astuteness and wisdom, perfect assessment of a player and timely, but opaque transfer dealings. It has always been this way and will continue to be regardless!
Footnote: The publishers of Untold don’t feel that winning the FA Cup twice in succession, is “rather Micky Mouse”. We agree that the FA is more Micky Mouse than Micky Mouse, but it takes style, courage, ability and overwhelming nous to win the FA Cup once – doubly so to win it twice. Or more . Just thought I would add that- Tony.
Two more anniversaries
- 17 August 1943: Wally Barnes joined Arsenal. He played in every position during the remaining time before the end of the war and then settled down at left back in the 1948 championship winning team.
- 17 August 1955: Wally Barnes final appearance on the 12th anniversary of his signing. He retired in 1956 having played 294 matches and having scored 12 goals.