Happy good morning to you this fine Wednesday!
It’s the build up for a mega match and there’s been very little to talk about so far.
I read this article via The Guardian yesterday. It’s Arsene love on a biblical level. It’s 50 Shades of Arsene. A beautifully written piece in honour of the Messiah.
Agree or disagree with the words captured within, what you have to salute is the fact that Arsene Wenger can inspire that sort of love from a writer who’s been into the game for half of his tenure. The passion and the interest in Arsenal / the manager is a sight to behold even if I do think it’s a bit ‘only the winners write history’. That sort of love for Arsenal should be saluted all the way. That’s why I get seriously hacked off when people slag off tourists when they come over to Arsenal… like they’re they’re the main issue behind the lack of noise at Arsenal these days.
Arsenal are global and Arsene is a massive draw for people.
I also think it’s quite amusing that the whole undertone of the article is that Arsene sees winning as a secondary priority. Not sure that’s the real story and I reckon if you asked anyone who works with him / knows him if that’s his attitude, they might have something to say on that.
… he might have indicated that was his philosophy when we were skint, but I’m pretty certain he wants to win more than anyone.
In other news, there’s a police probe into the songs at the Greenman pub at the weekend. Arsenal fans were captured on video singing something along the lines of ‘Ashley Cole is a batty batty boy’… in reference to the rumours of Ashley Cole rumours of yesteryear.
I don’t really know what to say here. The song is very crass and it’s very football. I don’t think the people singing along are homophobes and I don’t think it was a hate crime… I think it sits there with the ‘yiddo’ chanting. It’s a football culture thing, which sadly is a bit backwards and people are far more accepting of that sort of commentary when it’s geared around football.
If we’re up in arms about Chelsea fans singing about their love for being racist, we need to be firm on homophobia or any sort of chanting that marginalises minority groups.
Some positive news, Arsenal have hired Michael Johnson to look after the fitness of our kids. He was a total monster back in the day and he certainly knows a thing or two about being well fast. He’d need to as well, he’s training a right back who is faster than Usain Bolt. What a job he has on his hands. It’s a further example of progress and an acceptance we need to gain those marginal gains if we want to be winners (obviously winning still sits second to fucking sexy football).
I also took time out to watch the Bayern game last night. Aside form the obvious, that Porto were a total disgrace, it was good to see that Pep Guardiola isn’t a terrible coach all of a sudden. His side were so good it disgusted me. Such beauty. Such technical brilliance. Total perfection.
Right, that’s me done! Have a beautiful day!