16 responses

  1. Zuruvi
    04/11/2016

    We are lucky to have Arsene Wenger as our manager. And long may he remain as the boss at Arsenal.

    We are very lucky NOT to have Mourinho as our manager.

  2. kwzariel
    04/11/2016

    Tony
    morihno is waiting for the jan window to solve his problems.
    if he makes it that far.
    makes me wonder who the specialist in failure is?

  3. Omo r’Arsenal
    04/11/2016

    I have come to understand that most times in life, when all seems tough, long time proven principles help us get through. And that is the Wenger style – his incomparable principles. No manager in modern football history has stuck this long to such fantastic principles in managing football clubs with or without trophy success. Like an equation, Wenger’s team challenges are just variables; but look well people, his enviable principles form the constant K.

    Expect a three course meal for lunch on Sunday, for the chickens are coming and we’ve got guns!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Gord
    04/11/2016

    Omo r’Arsenal

    Guns …

    I am going to guess that you live some place that doesn’t border the USA. I live in Canada.

    When I search for news of Arsenal, I search for Arsenal OR Gunners. Which occasionally brings up unusual hits.

    Militia all over the USA are getting their fighting skills up (guns, knives, unarmed, …) just in case they have to start a revolution after the upcoming presidential election.

    I just as soon all those guns not exist. I don’t want a bunch of people running around in public with guns, that are probably loaded with real ammunition, probably have one in the chamber, and may not have the safety on. Let alone people running around with semi-automatic (or worse) guns.

  5. GoingGoingGooner
    04/11/2016

    My impression is that Mr. Wenger tries to treat his players as people who have lives of value after they leave the pitch and so he seems to treat them as if he wants to have a relationship with them that endures more than 3 years.

  6. MickHazel
    04/11/2016

    I recall during the summer transfer window when Mourinho was being hailed for acting swiftly and decisively in identifying and bringing in the players he needed to transform Man U into title contenders, while at the same time Wenger was being ridiculed for dithering and being stingy.
    “Look at Man U, that’s the way to conduct your business, that’s how you do it” all the experts said, not fannying around like stupid old out of touch Wenger, leaving it to the last minute and forced into panic buys because he wouldn’t ‘spend some fucking money’.
    Well well all you experts, what do you say now? Looks like Wenger got it right after all whilst the special one is left with egg on his face.

  7. Polo
    05/11/2016

    I don’t think the ‘Moaning One’ style suits ManU philosophy, ManU likes to play fast, aggressive attacking football while the ‘Moaning One’ prefer quick counter-attack. In addition, by having a lot of top class players in the team and then criticise them in public is a recipe for disaster, these type of players can go to any club so they won’t take crap from a manager, you need them to be on your side otherwise they won’t perform. As they say, it’s cheaper to sack the manager than sack the players.

  8. para
    05/11/2016

    “Now you may have noticed that I don’t share the view that having the top scorer in the league in the team is a pre-requisite for winning the league. I think having a couple of top scorers helps. Which is what we have.”
    Chel$ have two scorers in the top scorers league too, but we do have a few more players who will score.

    //
    GoingGoingGooner: 🙂

    //
    A game of probably catch up on Sun, we have to win, but that said, if a draw guarantees us a(great) win against ManU, i would take the draw anyday.

    Of course i want us to win both. 🙂

  9. Polo
    05/11/2016

    For a man who is ‘tactically clueless’ or ‘past his time’ it seem Real Madrid management don’t think so, according to reports AW was on their shortlist of managers to replace Zidane if he fails. Real Madrid tried not once but twice in the past to sign AW, for him to reject and stay with Arsenal I am so privileged and proud to have him as The Arsenal manager. I hope he will decide to stay with this great football club after this season.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3904762/Real-Madrid-looked-Arsene-Wenger-season-weighed-Zinedine-Zidane-s-future.html

  10. Mandy Dodd
    05/11/2016

    I sincerely hope that our board would never go near a figure like Mourinho when Wenger departs.
    He is against all the values the club profess to hold dear, and, he likes exclusivity with certain…..expensive….so called super agents, not many bargains to be had with such types.
    But I guess we won’t know until it happens.
    It is reported on some boards that Mikitryan was a done deal for us, but Utd hijacked and gazumped us….as part of the Zlatan/Pogba deal, they apparently share the same …erm……agent. I have no idea how true this is, but if so, Miki must be absolutely gutted at present, we may have dodged a bullet, and we have a resurgent theo.

  11. Andy Mack
    05/11/2016

    My issue with MaureenO is that he’s a ‘short termist’. He’s only interested in what he can do with a club in the next 3 years and then he’ll move on leaving the club in a worse position than when he arrived. Pepe is a bit like that but does appear to consider the long term situation of the club as well (although it’s difficult to be sure because of the clubs he’s managed).
    AW looked at our past and appreciated that to change us from a ‘cup team’ (with an occasional PL win) to one of the big clubs we’d need a long term approach. Danny Fiszmann and AW (along with David Dein to a much lesser degree) started the process and AW will hopefully be with us to finish that process.
    MaureenO would have been long gone years ago.

    As for alternatives, there was a loud voice for Frank De Boer.
    I wonder where he’ll turn up now Inter have given him the elbow…

  12. Andy Mack
    05/11/2016

    There’s a big difference between
    1) saying to a person privately that they made mistakes which caused a loss, but that we know they have the talent to be a top players so they must cut out the mistakes, and
    2) telling the press it was one person that caused the loss, thereby opening the floodgates for the press to print pictures of the player with a clown hat and fans starting to boo when that players name is mentioned.
    MaureenO doesn’t care if he breaks the confidence of a £25m player because he has no loyalty to the club at all. His only loyalty is to himself.
    Whereas AW may see a player that he doesn’t believe will make the grade, but he’ll try to make the player look good so he can charge the best price when he sell him, thereby adding funds to the club and/or his transfer budget for when the right player becomes available.

  13. Andy Mack
    05/11/2016

    I should add that AW doesn’t keep his discussions with players private for the money, he does it because it’s a considerate thing to do, and the sales money is a by-product of being a human.

  14. Chris
    05/11/2016

    Well Tony,

    even CNN is picking up on it : http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/04/football/manchester-united-jose-mourinho/index.html

    I just hope he goes on like that, has a season with a place 7 finish and then his reputation will have taken another hit. Better than him leaving mid-season like last year and blaming everyone else.

  15. austinpaul
    05/11/2016

    Wenger like I hve said before is in a class of his own apart frm oda managers; he is naturally humane, not a forced virtue or pretensious, he is very thoughtful, always thinking of d best solution for human nd material resources of his watch,he follows his mind nd gives everytin to achieve his set goals, no wonda AW hardly makes mistakes in d transfer market nd his choices often hit d ground running unlike wat we see wit oda clubs; I believe arsenal will find it very difficult to replace dis commited nd romburst manager wen he eventually exits. As for Morinhno, am nt suprised about him , I said it earlier on. He isn’t d manager ManU needed to recreate d Club after Fergie exited; he is toxic nd his toxicism must affect d players nd d Club in its entirety, he is egotistic,inhuman nd selfcentered, dis attributes are infectious nd are habinger for resentment among those he works wit; ManU might end up worse dan last season if Morihno is not sensored early enough. I pray Wenger stays until he clocks 70 years at Arsenal while d club commences a search for his replcement nd possibly recruits such personalty to work wit him as an understudy in his last 2 years, dis way d recruit will acquaint himself wit d values nd nd legacies of Arsenal dat he needs to kno , respect nd put into practice wen he takes over, odawise d vaccum will be too challenging dat we may go into recession worse dan ManU nd Liverpool frm wich dey are still struggling to break through!!! Shallom.

  16. goonersince72
    05/11/2016

    Well said, Tony.

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