“Most fans seem to be in agreement that the 58-year-old wouldn’t be a long-term solution. Theoretically, he would be someone to come in and keep Arsenal competitive while a manager for the future is found.”   I wouldn’t mind if these guys did a sample of 1000 people coming out of the ground through a variety of entrances and told us what question they asked (so we could check it was a properly neutral question) but they don’t.

They seem to divine this knowledge.   Knowledge that tells them that most Arsenal fans at Wembley “worked themselves up into a frenzy over the news that he was at Wembley on Saturday. You know, just casually watching Arsenal lose 1-0 in the North London derby and play as if we didn’t know what football was.”

What I suppose ultimately is missing is any sense of either a) a grip on reality or b) a sense of humour, or c) an understanding that they are not telepathic or d) a sense that no one actually knows how another person feels.  I suppose in most people such a lack of awareness might cause them to be embarrassed, but I suspect not in this case.

So we are then told that “most Arsenal fans” were  “dreaming and begging the Italian to help their club”.

Thus the writer of this piece thinks he knows what the majority of Arsenal fans at the match were thinking in relation to the rather obscure point that there was an ex-manager in the crowd, and then he finds what they are thinking embarrassing.

Well on that basis maybe he should just stop the mind reading and so be embarrassed less.