RIGHT SO HELLO TODAY.
Look at dem threads!
Nothing says, ‘I just got a divorce and have enough money for a Harvey Nic’s personal stylist called Agnes’… he’s looking smooth as. Really loving the knit wear and fresh cut of his overcoat. The rolled up jeans, man, that’s a move straight out of my wardrobe. Really liking the new Arsene Wenger.
Note… no zipper. Nothing worse than being on a date and you can’t get your zipper done up. I mean, it’s a different type of embarrassment to the one you suffer in the ground.
I can hear your chants…
‘MAYBE HE SHOULD SPEND MORE TIME ON TACTICS AND LESS TIME IN FASHION SHOPS’
… and look, I hear you.
The dust has settled and once again, I’ve got my facts wrong. If we miss out on last 16 qualification, that’ll be the 6th year in a row we’ve not made the quarter-finals. It’s odd as well, because we’ve got a really good squad, more money than ever before and more experience than we’ve ever had before!
Anyway, it is what it is. I’d love to think we can win the league this year, but I just can’t see it. Any team that can collapse against Bayern in that manner has more of those games in its system.
We should be able to win the league. However, too many of the same old problems are biting us far too early in the season. The injuries are of particular concern. The manager said as much in his prezzer.
“I am very concerned, honestly, because we are only in November and to have so many players out, knowing we go into the Christmas period soon, I am concerned,”
“At the moment, we have too many players out.”
He was also asked why he didn’t withdraw key players when they looked broken.
“When you get back to 4-1 [through Giroud’s goal], maybe you go back to 4-2 and you never know,”
“I knew against Bayern, we could win the game in the last 15 minutes, as that is what we did in the first game at the Emirates.
“I knew it would have been possible in the second game but, unfortunately, we had lost it before. Once you come back to 4-1, you sit there and wonder: ‘Do I do it or not?’ You want as well the players not to feel that you give up. It is difficult.”
See this is where you get the problems. Wenger is a dreamer. He’s not a pragmatist, even though he’s made great strides over the last year. The problem with Arsene, is when things go down the shitter, he seeks help. Then when things start going well again, he reverts back to what he knows…
We’ve been doing pretty well in the league, now we’re on a run… rotation is out the window and he’s slipping back into his old ways. It’s stupid to chase a 3 goal deficit against the best team in Europe with the best keeper. It’s child like… and it’s all about the now.
That’s Wenger. He is all about the now in football. He doesn’t think even a game ahead at times… because if he was thinking properly, he’d not have played Theo and Chambo away at Sheffield Wednesday. He’d have pulled Ozil, Santi and Sanchez at half time at Bayern. He’d be taking players off early when we’ve killed a team.
These mistakes cost us long term. You can’t win the league with a single starting 11. Wenger tries that every year. He hates rotating. Then we get injuries, the players coming in are raw because they don’t get games… then our form dips. Then the players coming in get overplayed and we don’t get out of the injury nightmare until it’s too late.
Same every year.
Every single year.
Wenger also dropped a bit of secret slap to someone…
“I have seen careers destroyed because the players are too much obsessed to get individual rewards,”
“I can tell you who maybe another day. I feel sometimes it encourages selfishness and people to go too much for their own sake, when team-mates are in better positions. Even the agents motivate the players to get individual rewards because they are more valuable on the market after.
“We are first a team sport. I always feel responsible to encourage the collective effort rather than singling people out. The modern world is too much against individuals and we, as managers, are more worried about the collective. I’m against the Ballon d’Or. I’m against all these things.”
I wonder who he’s talking about there? I mean, the only player we’ve ever had who was capable of winning the biggest award in football was Thierry? He was selfish, but rightfully so? I can’t think. Maybe someone at Monaco?
He also dropped this comment, a comment that flies in the face of how he’s acted in the transfer market in the past.
“He has great qualities and he will make a great career,” he said. “But once a player is at Spurs you don’t even consider him any more.”
I kind of think that’s Wenger politely saying he thinks Harry Kane is sh*te and he wouldn’t touch him with a barge poll.
So what else do we have?
How about the messed up story that surrounds Karim Benzema? His coke dealer mate and has some sex tape of Valbuena and they allegedly tried to blackmail him!
Tell me this people, when you earn £250k a week, why would you need to blackmail anyone? Surely you don’t need anymore money?
To be honest, Benzema seems like a complete tool in general… if he’s not allegedly blackmailing people he’s buying his mates underage hookers.
The guy is a plank. I’ve dropped him out of my Whatsapp group and he’s getting frisked before my birthday party next year…
I’m on a bit of a roll with cause stuff this week, but I read some research that said spending in the UK on cancer per patient is £1500… for mental health, less than £10. For every pound the state (UK) spends on cancer, the public give £2.75 on top. For every £1 spent on mental health, just £0.003.
I know this is a football blog, but I find those two statistics staggering and I think it’s just as bad in most other places. Mental health issues affect the footballers we adore, the people you love around you and it can be just as toxic as cancer. From an economic standpoint, it’s also incredibly caustic.
Next time you’re kindly donating your money, have a think about dropping some of your spare cash in a different box, maybe drop some cash money to Mind?
HAVE A HAPPY FRIDAY AND LOOK AT THIS DANCING DOG. x