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The Arsenal story about today’s game that is so bonkers it had us all laughing

By Bulldog Drummond

We are often asked why, when we are so much against what the media does, we keep giving the media coverage and thus publicity on Untold.

Two reasons for this.  The big one is that so many people still seem to take what the media says seriously, even though most, when challenged deny this.

The other one is that some of what the media puts out is so silly that although it is utterly misleading and outrageous it does make us laugh.  Do they really think anyone, and I mean anyone, is going to take this seriously?

Take this for example

Pundit fears Arsenal v Villareal could be called off amid ‘disgusting’ development

The storyteller is Football Insider and their notion is this

“Thursday’s meeting between Arsenal and Villarreal could be called off if fans decided to take inspiration from events at Old Trafford at the weekend.

“That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider ahead of the Europa League semi-final second-leg.”

Now some exclusives are exclusive because the story is so big the person with the story can make some money out of it.   But others are exclusive because the story is so daft no one would touch it with a barge pole.

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It continues, “Arsenal supporters are similarly disenfranchised and recently launched a wave of demonstrations against their own ruling regime, KSE.  Kenny called the scenes at Old Trafford “disgusting” but feared there could be a repeat on Thursday evening at the Emirates.

“I hope not but it could happen,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.”

So first off, who is Paddy Kenny?  Well a respected goalkeeper who played 619 games for clubs such as Bury and Sheffield United, plus QPR and Leeds, between 1998 to 2014.  A man of experience who has been there and done it, and thus his opinion has some merit.  Indeed in 2006 he won the Championship runners’up medal and then in 2011 actually won the championship with QPR.

But does he have inside information?  Well we have no details of a job since 2018 and I am not sure he has any insight into Arsenal.

And Arsenal’s situation is not the same as Man U where the owners refuse to discuss matters with the fans.  Arsenal are engaging in discussions with fans groups, and indeed the fan organisation that Untold works with (Arsenal Independent Supporters Assn) is getting on very well with the job of discussing with Arsenal in meetings.

Now it is true that there is also Black Scarf, who claim to be the largest Arsenal supporters group, and Arsenal Supporters Trust who… well, claim to be the largest Arsenal supporters group.  I can’t say what’s going on inside either of those august organisations, because I am not a member but judging by their previous actions (AST accusing the directors of taking money out of the club for their own purposes instead of spending it on transfers, Black Scarf promoting various anti-Wenger activities) I doubt that much is going to be very positive.

But Football Insider wants us to be alert to a possible crisis or maybe even revolutionary action.  I don’t expect it, but … maybe they know something.  Sky Sports have a lot of stuff from Mr Arteta that doesn’t say anything new, and concludes that it is “crunch time for Arsenal as they prepare for their Europa League semi-final second leg against Villarreal as their European hopes for next season hang in the balance.  The Gunners trail 2-1 from the first leg in Spain last week, but Nicolas Pepe’s penalty handed Arsenal an away goal lifeline that seemed almost impossible after an hour.”

I think we knew all that didn’t we?

What I didn’t know was this – from Mr Emery’s chitchat about Pepe.  ” I met Zaha and he wanted to come. The club decided Pepe was one for the future.”  Hmmm.  Who decided I wonder.  Interesting though that Mr Emery was not in charge of transfers.  That’s a warning for whoever comes to the club next.

Anyway, here’s the Opta stuff.

  • Villarreal have gone through in 15 of their 16 two-legged knock out ties in the top European competitions after winning the first leg.
  • They are unbeaten in 13 games in European competition, winning each of their last nine.
  • Arsenal have lost just one of their 11 knockout clashes with Spanish opponents at home (W7 D3), The only defeat was against Barcelona in the 2016 Champions League round of 16.

Nothing to worry about there.

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3 comments to The Arsenal story about today’s game that is so bonkers it had us all laughing

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Well I heard a rather naughty rumour that a newly divorced spouse who has just come into some big settlement money,is looking to invest in a soccer club(that is how they call it !).
    That they would like a macho symbol like our firm , iron cannon , rather than some club that has a chicken in its badge , is very promising. And apparently soft and micro references are also not welcome.

    Npt only that but they will also be able to ‘inject’ more cash regularly as more Covid vaccines are being snapped up by local authorities. And the demand is limitless. And this may go on and on for decades.

    Unless of course , some fans decide to protest the takeover !

  • Brickfields Gunners

    And now for the jokes …

    Why did Melinda divorce Bill?

    According to Melinda Gates, Bill just didn’t Excel at his marriage. Apparently his tool in bed was Microsoft, he had no Power Points, and he always had to have the last Word…

    “Word is that she wasn’t happy with his workaholic habit of being in Office365 and having a poor Outlook.
    Despite how much he would Excel, she just felt like she didn’t have Access to him.
    He also lost the only PowerPoint he had.

    Finally, it was not only Micro, it was Soft as well.”

  • Ferg

    Shame he didn’t meet Melinda Messenger first