The reality is the papers are just expecting another Chelsea win and they still can’t bring themselves to investigate the refereeing history in the match, because the collective newspapery wisdom is you don’t do that.
It leaves Mr Wenger in the pre-match press conferences saying in desperation to yet another inept question, “What is amazing is that has nothing to do with our game tomorrow. I personally am just focused on doing my job well and respecting everybody else.
“We have to be completely cold-blooded, just focus on the game and not respond. We have talked about discipline because in the last two games against Chelsea, we couldn’t play 11 against 11. Discipline and results are strongly linked.”
And so they go on asking the same old same old questions without ever really touching on the issue behind it all. What the fuck have the referees been doing?
Meanwhile the press are suggesting that Aliko Dangote, said to be Africa’s richest man, is lining up a offer to buy Arsenal, although not necessarily this week. “The issue is that we have more challenging headwinds. I need to get those out the way first and start having tailwinds. Then I’ll focus on this.’ Dangote told Bloomberg – who failed to provide a translation.
More including the teams, in a short while.
- We need to talk about Granit. Is he DM or box-to-box?
- Arsenal v Chelsea Sat 24 September 2016 – The Match Officials
- How the transformation of Arsenal applies to both the first XI and the back up team
- Like it or not, the video ref is alive and kicking : no stopping it now (I hope)
Just how well do you know your Arsenal history?
The Arsenal History Society is publishing the most comprehensive history of Arsenal in the 1930s ever. You can find a full index to all the articles to date on the Society’s web site, but here are the most recent…
- Arsenal in the 30s: March 1934. Chapman’s two teams fight for the title
- Arsenal in the 30s – February 1934. Chapman is gone, but the club moves on.
- Arsenal in the 30s. January 1934: The death of Chapman
- Arsenal squad for Europa League game
- The abuse of female footballers is appalling, but there is a wider context
- Why Arsenal v Glimt might be tougher than the game against Tottenham
- Is the team that passes the most, the team that gets the best results?
- Arsenal Women – Champions League last 16 draw – We get the toughest opponents