I am having such a depressing time writing about Arsenal at the moment, so much so that I have to really work hard to find an angle that’s remotely interesting. The stagnation at the club and lack of joy really is draining.
Still, I like a good conspiracy theory.
… so hear me out.
Thierry H and Josh K have been kicking it, playing some basketball, picking up girls at Shoreditch House… you know the kind of things rich boys do. Anyway, booted Thierry Henry has been letting Wenger have it in public about the state of the club from a player perspective. He’s the first of the explayers to truly break rank and it’s clear he wants to have a bigger role at the club. It’s a balls-out move that Keown and Pires haven’t dare make.
It’s not absurd to think this is all calculated. Stories dropped in the news this week that Wenger kiboshed the deal to bring Thierry back into the fold. Interesting, because that’s a slapped wrist for the owner’s son.
Father / son relationships are built on working out how to get your way and going to battle through your childhood to persuade and learn the art of this. Working out how to get your way, especially with a dad who has bigger fish to fry, must be something Josh has mastered.
MY THING HERE IS THIS: I wonder if Josh K could be our saviour. I don’t much like his Thierry idea, but to be honest, I’d take a kitchen supervisor over Wenger right now. At least it’d be interesting.
Onto other news. There really isn’t a lot.
I’ve been thinking about Wenger rolling with 3 at the back this weekend. It could be a serious disaster, mostly because when you read up about how hard Conte had to train his players to deal with the system. He took a highly intelligent side of winners and beasted them on the ways of the formation. Literally making them play the system against manakins.
Do you think Wenger has that sort of rigour built into his training sessions? Does he f*ck.
I’d like to see us do something smart this weekend, just not sure 3 at the back is the right move… and I wonder if the surprise is now over, and that Pep will already have worked out how he can exploit that move if we try and drop it.
Also, worth noting that Donald Trump’s inauguration do was partly paid by Stan K who donated $1m. That’s presumably why his son was seen rocking an Arsenal kit at the White House.
5 YEARS OF NEW STADIUM POVERTY AT AFC AND NOW YOU CAN AFFORD £1m PARTIES! SMH!
Right, that’s all I have.
See you in the comments.