Sorry Arsene, it’s not, that’s a massive kop out, in football, success is winning and landing trophies, just the answer you got from a reporter at the press conference, the one you chose to ignore.
Well I looked up Success in several dictionaries and couldn’t find your definition in any of them, maybe it means something different in France, the closest I could get was this – a favourable result, wished-for ending, good fortune.
It’s Ok to say to do the best with what you have but you seem to forget, what you have is what you bought, and frankly you bought badly, and that Mr Wenger isn’t success, that’s the opposite.
You mentioned Cesc and Nasri, but Cesc wasn’t free and Nasri was what £12million? Both fantastic talents, what about Squillaci, Denilson and Almunia, you bought them as well and they are rubbish.
The thing is Arsene you run this team with no backchat, no one is allowed to question you and if they do, like the reporter who told you success was judged by winning trophies, you ignore them, that just isn’t healthy. Come on here and let me ask you a few questions, that’s not your style though, you just won’t be questioned, you are an autocrat.
Champions league football is nice, but we’ll never win it because our players are simply not good enough and that’s why Cesc wants to leave, winning the FA cup is unimportant to you and I suspect that’s because you aren’t English, it’s important to me but yesterday you let this little gem out of the bag.
‘Trophies are one way to judge a club. They’re not overrated as it allows you to say you have won a trophy, but would you swap winning the FA Cup for playing in the Champions League? Is it a trophy or not to be in the Champions League? Is it more important to win the FA Cup?
No Arsene being in the Champions league is NOT A TROPHY and yes I would swap being in it for the FA Cup, no question, but of course no one at your press conferences are allowed to answer your questions.
You have to stop this unhealthy obsession you have with the age of the players, we don’t care and as I’ve said before there are no prizes for being young, all that seems to happen when you play them so young is they pick up a lot of injuries because their bodies haven’t developed and they aren’t strong enough.
Maybe your press conferences should be about how you intend to beat Blackpool rather that acting like a girl about how your team is so young, then I wouldn’t have to keep writing posts explaining to you how the fans are really only interested in winning stuff.
The thing that bothers me the most about this week is the fans were fighting each other over you and your policies and you haven’t said a word, now that I find amazing.
As I have said many times before, had you added the right players to the squad I believe we would have had success with this young squad and that’s what is so painful, you are being criticised because you refuse to admit you have screwed up, you can still fix it, but unfortunately not until next season, then it remains to be seen how much you want to change.
Almunia, Denilson, Diaby and Squillaci need to go, simple. Bendtner will one day be a top player but he needs to learn how to become a regular goalscorer and I think he’s a few years off, so maybe cash in on him. Chamakh, well we now know why he was free. Nice bloke and can head a ball but he’s no prolific goal scorer and that’s what this team needs. Keep one of these two but not both.
If you fixed that little lot Arsene you could be talking about winning the Champions League and not just qualifying, it’s all we need and it wouldn’t be expensive, in fact I think it would almost be self funding.
As for the importance of winning trophies I suggest you ask your captain, he seems to think it’s important and I suspect he’ll ask to leave for a team this summer that wins them regularly.
Finally I really hate this thing where some people think you can only have a worthwhile opinion if you were a top level player or have been a manager. Cobblers to that, I would love to manage a top football team, the thing with football is nepotism, same with golf, it’s all toys for the boys, hey and not to mention the crazy money you all get.
How many EPL managers work again after they get sacked, how many go down the dole office? I suspect none. They all get paid off and that’s it for life. I met a manager of football club in Essex recently, he played in the same Man City team as Rocky, he picked me up from Heathrow last year, he’s a cabby as well to pay his mortgage, EPL managers really don’t realise how lucky they and their players are, they don’t live in the real world.
I played at a high level when I kicked a ball and I am a profession fan, Alf Ramsey won the World Cup for England and I don’t think he played at a high level, and Liam Brady was a top footballer but not such a great manager.
If Gary Neville can be a commentator then anyone with a knowledge of football can manage, there are way too many dimwits in football management for them to be considered special, you are lucky to manage the Arsenal Mr Wenger so I suggest you start making the fans happy and try and win the league, starting tomorrow would be good.
Have a great day grovers, tomorrow we find out if we are still in with a shout of our last chance of a trophy.