Which by and large tells us that the retired admirals who read that paper still like the chance to read a few “lewd comments” but mostly relish the collapse of Manchester United.
Actually most outlets of what these days passes for news are struggling at the moment when it comes to Arsenal. They can’t really bring themselves to say things are going quite well, so they have to dig ever deeper to find something else.
Something such as…
But to be fair to the Guardian they do say, “Arsène Wenger’s team have lost only once in all competitions since mid-March, a sequence incorporating 25 matches, and would move six points clear of Spurs if they prevail at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.”
So there we are. A lot of flim flam and not much substance. Mind you the right wing newspapers in England are urging their readers to rise up and overthrow the judges and indeed the entire legal system of the United Kingdom, so I suppose it is a bit hard to find something to say about a football match at the same time.
Let’s give the last line to Squawka. “Everyone at Arsenal wants Wenger to sign new deal,” it tells us. Apparently Hector Bellerin said that. So that’s all right then.
In anniversaries today
From the anniversary files: first floodlit game, Arsenal tube renamed, Tony Adams league debut. Today’s full list is on the home page
From the Arsenal History Society
The Arsenal History Society publishes numerous series of articles exploring different aspects of Arsenal’s history. You can find an index to all the series to date on the Society’s web site.