‘No mate, spicy ramen will not cause you problems before a flight’
Lies my friends, god damn lies.
So what do we have today for you?
A quick little round up as the story of Wenger vs ANYONE WHO WANTS CHANGE continues to heat up. I find it unbelievable the manager has a choice in all of this. It’s like we’re fighting peak Pep G at Barcelona on this one. The guy is offering nothing new, the fans are fighting in the ground if they bother to turn up, the media has turned on him, the players have given up and he’s a relic of the past.
There’s literally nothing the club can do to make things better. You can rip out his backroom team, you can take away his power, you could give him the blue print to a better world… he’d still ignore and do things his own way. I know I said a few weeks ago I had hope, but look, he’s taken an aggressive turn for the worse.
Wenger is going toe to toe with Ivan. Someone is going to come off worse, I just hope it’s Wenger, because he doesn’t deserve to being the emperor of Arsenal.
Tonight we play Southampton, a team that’s regularly made life tough for us. They held out for a draw against Liverpool at the weekend. My hope is they may be tired. Klopp’s intense style of play isn’t easy on the legs. However, Puel has shown all season that he’s happy to lean on his large squad of players, so fatigue dreams might not be enough.
Arsenal will be happy with their win against United at the weekend. However, it’s another one of those false dawn games where we think we’ve seen a rebirth, but scratch beneath the context and you realise we just played a pretty shite United team that were resting for the Europa League. City were another game where it’s easy to perk up excitement wise, but reality is they’re a team that’s all over the place.
Outside the glare of a ‘big game’, what do we have to offer tonight? Do the players want that 200k+ bonus for hitting the top 4? Or are they more interested in their holidays? It’ll be interesting to find out. I’m in a good position as a fan, because I don’t really care either way. It’d be nice to make top 4, but it’d suit me just as nicely to see Wenger crash and burn so we can end this nightmare tenure of his.
I’m recording with Alfred and Matt a bit later, so some juicy podcast glory for you in the morning!