I’ve invented a new concept. Imagine this, for the Brits who like to gym, protein milk specially formulated to have in your tea. None of this premixing bullshit. Just a little bit in your tea. I think it’s a winner, who’s with me?
Anyway, what’s going on people? YOU FEELING WENGER OUT STAMP YOUR FEET? Or you feeling Wenger out, throw a BBQ, and do nothing on that Sunderland game day?
I feel like the response to offering up people nothing to do for that game has been pretty good. I think almost everyone understood the rationale.
Offer zero effort to a board who has zero to say on the matter of the future of the club. Pretty big statement right there.
How about Mesut Ozil, and that interview with Goal by Chris Wheatley of GoonerTalk fame?
“Some people like me, some people don’t. Some people look at my body language and think I don’t care.”
“But that’s me. I won’t change my body language or my style of play drastically anymore.”
This is what happens when you’re a superstar and you don’t have good people around you to tell you what’s what.
#1 Most people like you, because you’re a superstar talent. Especially Arsenal fans who turned a blind eye to your less impressive credentials and created some weird mythical legend about you
#2 If you choose to ignore feedback, you’ll never hit the heights. I’m not talking from me, but when Carlo A moves you away from Madrid because of character issues, you should work on those issues. When Mourinho calls you a coward, you should look at the broader reasoning behind that comment outside a moment you can write in your book
Here’s the thing, the game is about more than just passing. It’s about digging in for your team. It’s about evolving your special talents to mean something in a modern system.
… but look, if you have a manager who doesn’t recognise how to extract more, then what are you supposed to do? I mean, be self-motivated and seek out ways to achieve betterment, sure, but this is football, not real life.
Big game against United at the weekend. I’m really sad because I’m on a pitch and I have to fly to the west coast. In the UK, if I said…
‘Guys, Arsenal are playing during that time’
They’d be all like…
‘Oh Pete, I’m so sorry, let’s move the pitch. This is your religion, and we respect this’
Over here, they don’t even care.
Still, Gary Neville thinks the first goal will be important. I am yet to read a pundit say, ‘it’s the third one that’ll matter’, but hey, I don’t get paid for my opinions unless it’s how to make a biscuit sound more sassy online.
What will be interesting is how Jose goes at the game. He just beat Celta Vigo away from home, and he’ll be playing them 4 days after Arsenal. If he loses to us, we’re 2 points behind United. If he beats us, he can extend out to 8. There’s a game in hand, but at least he’ll have some comfort. He can’t afford to play for a draw. He needs a win, because his team are very stuttery. So it’ll be interesting to see how he approaches a broken Arsenal literally presenting its jugular for the quick death.
I’d imagine he’ll have seen what Spurs offered to us. They’ll hustle our babies, hit us with pace, try and open us up through the middle, use Fellaini in some horrendous way, exploit the gaps we’ll no doubt leave everywhere, and try to silence a crowd that’ll be ready to tut really loudly when that all important first goal #GNev was talking about goes in after 2mins. Lots to go at.
Gonna be fun. Another must win match for Wenger. If he loses that, expect scenes.
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