How we doing?
Good to know…
A few saying yesterday that I’d missed the point of the Wenger article and that he was addressing the wider issue of doping in football.
I don’t think I did miss the point. Wenger complaining about others to absolve his failure record over the past ten years. That kind of felt like the jist.
It’s cool to come out and say teams dope behind the scenes. They probably do. I’m sure there are cheats everywhere. But I don’t know, it feels a little bit empty if you’re just going to throw around an accusation without being specific.
Did Barcelona dope? Did Dortmund dope? How about Atleti? How about Chelsea and United? Where all my dopers be at? Is it a Premier League issue? Or a global issue? Where have you heard about it? Was this like the time you said our injuries were caused by hair pills?
Anyway, if it’s not actual doping… it’s financial doping.
It’s a real shame if people cheat. It’s a real shame if some clubs have more money than us… but let’s be real. That’s not the reason we’ve not won over the past 10 years.
Wenger is a top coach who failed to evolve with the times. He’s a man who failed to see that he was being a dope with his approach to the game. He ignored the ‘why’ of his failures and plugged away doing the same things over and over again without success.
You can point the finger of shame elsewhere, and I’m sure major stories will drop of scandalous goings on. But let’s not sit here and lambast the dastardly acts of others when we haven’t had our own house in order. It’s hardly been fine margins, has it?
We’ve entered the doom run… news is flat.
Arsene Wenger won manager of the month with 4 wins on the bounce in the league. A deserved accolade. Sure, he lost some games elsewhere, but the award is for the Premier League and we’ve had a blinder there.
Big hopes for the next few weeks…
1) We get Sanchez back in one piece. Please, please, please don’t break him Chile.
2) The above. We really can’t have him breaking.
Then the good news is that some of our best players will start filtering back after that. From what I’ve read, Ozil isn’t going away on international duty. Plenty of Netflix and chill for him in London.
Bellerin, Chambo and Rambo will all be spared the nonsense of some really average games. So that’ll be nice to get them back fresh after the break. I like Arsene’s strategy of injuring players early on so they have time to refresh themselves.
Then the rest of the crew, just pray for them. I’m not sure Coquelin is an international yet? Can’t be long. But again, pray for him whatever happens over the next few weeks.
Right, that’s it. Have a grand day. I’ll be back in the UK tomorrow.
Very excited to eat some food I can hold down longer than 3 hours.