A very quick post from me today because I’m in San Francisco working and I can’t really write otherwise people see and if things don’t work out Le Grove gets blamed and I lose my job.
Quick thoughts on yesterday’s win.
Finally, I mean, what a bland way to take a record. Two giants of the game battling it out for top 4, but whatever. Beating United is always sweet. Beating Jose Mourinho is even sweeter. The narrative after the game being focused on Mourinho managing a team that didn’t want to fight for him gave me life, but also sad, because the subplot was…
‘You couldn’t even beat a Wenger team’
Quite incredible that their unbeaten run was so extensive. I mean, even outside all the horrible draws he’s had, it’s amazing a team that is so dripping in average and lacking in creativity could have pulled that off.
I really don’t buy into the… ‘imagine if he had a striker nicking goals’… because he’s had the incredible Ibra doing that for him most of the season. There’s no question that Wenger has lost it, but look, Mourinho dropped 200m on an already expensive squad. He’s done terribly this season, and I think it’s because he’s past it. I’ve gone with that for a few years. I’d be surprised if he makes United great again, I’d imagine that’ll be Pochettino who has a regular lunch date set up with Fergie.
Anyway, a good result for Arsenal. I’m not sure it changes anything. I mean, top 4 is a possibility, but I’d rather us not creep in there… because under no circumstances can this season be seen as anything outside a total failure on the part of Wenger and the setup. I think a year out of the CL would be pretty good for the club, but really, only if Wenger is removed from the picture. Beating a rusty United team doesn’t make for a great season… it’s a minor victory in a horrendous tale of a dated manager being consistently out thought by a horrible little pig of a man over ten years.
But onwards we go. Next up is Southampton away. They pulled out a good draw against Liverpool, and 2 games in 3 days rarely works out well for small clubs… but if they play with their usual Arsenal-are-here swagger, we could be in for a torrid night. Because let’s be real here, that wasn’t vintage Arsenal… it was just two durgy clubs battling it out in their living room armchairs.
3 points is lovely, but give me a break on the hope stuff. Kill this season, bin off the manager, and start again.
Also, loving the Jardim rumours. He’d be perfect. I was told that he was special by the some Sporting fans in Lisbon, I wrote about it. He’s made Monaco a force in France and switched from defensive to explosive attack. He works well with kids, he’s professional and he’s very smart operator tactically. Also, he’s a giant killer. Just what the doctor ordered.
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