Learnt the true meaning of wind chill this morning… my face needs to defrost.
So the press conference was opened with…
‘Arsene, how important is momentum’
For me, there should be an ejection button for moments like that, kind of like there is when a muslim is spotted at a Donald Trump rally (yah man, actually happened). That sort of question is like the type I ask at a marketing Q&A when no one has any questions…
‘Errrr, do you think that good marketing is always the best approach to marketing?’
A waste of breath. We have an open manager who is more than capable of answering tough questions, so let’s find out what he thinks of David Bowie a little earlier next time, okay?
What we did find out is… wait for it… there’s a late test on Ospina. Rosicky is back in FULL training. Sanchez MIGHT be available for Sunday if he’s not accidentally stepped in the ‘Danny WELBZ injury vortex.’ Ozil and Matty F have come back from a bromantic 2 day break to Center Parcs. The rest are doing well.
‘Arsene, does it feel good to win a game with 5 rotated players’
WHERE THE HELL IS THAT BUTTON, DONALD!
Elneny is having VISA problems. Been there son. Must be a real nightmare assessing whether a country with as much debt as us can afford to have a free spending millionaire come and work on their shores! Hopefully that gets tied up sooner rather than later.
Wenger also spoke about the Nacho deal. He should be signing, but what was interesting was the manager said, ‘he’s not necessarily my first choice left back’… err, yes he is Arsene. You give Kieran Gibbs 6 minutes a match. It’s pretty apparent who is the first choice. NACHO-MAN RANDY SAVAGE.
Wenger dropped this bombshell…
‘This could be the biggest January transfer window ever’
… but hey, rest at ease, not for us. So put your begging hands back in your pockets people.
Wenger was also asked about the winter break. It’s quite amusing to listen to a Frenchman talk like an Englishman. He’s cool with a break, but he still wants games over Christmas… because he loves the tradition.
We’ll leave on this note. Wenger, asked about Bowie and whether he was saddened by the loss (no mate, I’m well pleased), had this to say about his message…
‘He had a message to my generation, ‘be strong enough to be yourself”
HAVE A GREAT DAY x
P.S. Heavy Post here, but pertinent. Violence against women is one of the biggest single global issues the world faces at the moment. I find it quite interesting and sad how politicized people can get on many tough to talk about topics, like immigration, the refugee crisis and terrorism… yet when it comes to violence against women, we often sit in silence.
This comment is prompted by the horrible news that firstly the German media colluded to suppress the news of the Cologne sex attacks over New Years, then today, there’s news that the Swedish police failed to communicate news of similar attacks at a youth music festival last year, a case that had similar traits.
In both stories, politicization was put before the safety of women. When that’s happening in two of the most forward thinking countries in the world, you know you’ve got a really big problem. The public are partly complicit as well, and I include myself in this as well. These are stories we should be sharing and demanding answers to. Whether it’s Rochdale cover ups, Bill Cosby getting a free pass for so long, sympathy for scum footballers or these nasty gang attacks. We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about it and demand answers. We also shouldn’t keep ignoring this major issue because it makes us feel uncomfortable or it goes against our ‘politics’…
Anyway, I’m not asking for anything here, just something close to my heart.
… as you were.