You know what, it’s hard to complain about a victory given the circumstances, but wow… did we just not see a massive cave by Mr Wenger.
I’ll take an apology from all my readers who have lambasted me for weeks about being a GKB. Looks like our CEO finally took his opportunity to mesh out a bit of discipline to our badly behaved squatter.
Wenger dropped 3 at the back, a move he’s not rolled with since 1997. A move he explained very pointedly after the game.
“The first time in 20 years. That shows that even at my age you can change.”
The most important line you’ll read in 2017. That is Wenger admitting the catalyst for change is a real thing, that’s Wenger working out that he might not be as far up the pecking order as he thought, that is a signal that though he might hang on for another two years, they’ll likely be very different.
It also says that there’s probably a trepidation from him about what’s coming fixture wise.
We conceded 13 chances to a Boro’ who sacked Aitor Kranaka for not leaving his half for most of the year. This relegation-embattled team carved us open on numerous occasions with looping balls into the box, and they actually had more chances on target. Only the genius of Alexis Sanchez – who looks tapped out of his career – managed to save us the indignity of yet more dropped points.
Now we head into a cup semi-final and potentially the end game for Arsene Wenger. We are not equipped to deliver a turnaround… this could be absolute carnage.
But full points to Wenger. Caving as soon as he took stock of his leverage. Trying emulate Conte against one of the worst teams in the Premier League in a desperate hope to convince Arsenal fans he has it in him to change. Cynically slipping into survival mode, likely because he’s been reprimanded by a more confident CEO, and a trustfund kid who has taken an interest in someone any 31 year old man would purr over. This is interesting people, very interesting.
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