Ok, Ok. He didn’t exactly. But let’s be real here, he just said that his Champions League failure (x2) has made him question his future, because two finals of failure is not good enough.
“I am thinking that I have to start thinking. It’s a logical question for you to ask after a defeat like the one we’ve suffered today.
“We had the chance to become champions, we didn’t take that chance. We need to continue working, I have to think things out on my part – that’s what I’m doing now.
I love that. You know why? Because Wenger would polish two finals as a major success. I think we kind of need an antidote to that sort of rhetoric when a new manager comes in. If Simeone is available at the end of the next season, I’m kind of hoping the board doesn’t dither again and let another world-class opportunity pass them by.
Would Simeone play Wenger style football? No. Very unlikely. Does that mean it would be unappealing? I don’t think so. There’s beauty in pragmatism. I also don’t think his teams are horrible to watch. He has some incredible talent under his wings and he brings the best out of a whole range of players.
He also instills grit. He innovates. He takes the game to new levels.
I’d love him. I think he’d be mad to not want a crack at the Premier League. I think most Arsenal fans would roll through glass to have him take over. But we’ll pass on him when Wenger pens the latest chapter of his forever deal.
Papers are leaking that Callum Chambers is going to be sent on loan, like I said last week. It was a major mistake expecting him to do anything decent this season… Wenger should probably stop signing players from Southampton. Theo, Chambo and Chambers have all been pretty depressing signings. All the promise, none of the delivery. A noticeable lack of grit in all three. I’d happily let all of them chaperone my sister to see the latest Pixar movie. That’s how confident I am on their middle class ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ attributes.
Very weird story doing the rounds about Wenger making some cash from a company that is now dead. I mean, the story is… Arsene has a company, it’s a bit weird and he made some cash. But we’re not going to investigate any further.
If you’re not going to give the whole story, why drop it in the first place?
The man largely credited with the Sevilla success of the last decade, Monchi, has apparently quit Sevilla. If you want a football man at Arsenal, you’d be hard pushed to find a man better qualified. I mean, I know we won’t go for him… but that sort of expertise around the club has been lacking for a number of years. A true football man looking after things. Someone who is a planner. Someone who knows how to make a plan B happen. Someone with trophies. Trouble is, you can’t have a man like that at a club that has an Arsene…
Cheeky scouting report on Alvaro Morata? Why not…
Right, me done. OVER AND OUT.
UPDATE: Simeone is going to stay at Atletico as long as they let him sign the players he’d like… Alexis Sanchez is on the list. Dang…