Well, well, well… America voted and they slapped the establishment harder than they’ve ever been slapped. I’ve never been in a more sullen New York. Silence everywhere. Meetings canceled left, right and center. Agency counseling session. What a night. The Donald is President of America.
It’s interesting reading through some of the comments on what’s happened. A lot of people saying bigotry and racism won. I understand the sentiment there, but for me, half the problem of countries undergoing similar issues to this is that the opposition is cast as stupid. It’s never helpful.
I want to believe America voted against globalization, voted for being left behind by the educated and I want to believe this was the biggest fuck you to the elites yet. People have to search for the reasons people felt alienated enough to do this. Politicians and business people have to realise that this life is for more than just their profits and their lifestyle.
I’m hopeful something good can come from this nonsense, because if it doesn’t, we’re about to enter a very dark period of history.
… and for fucks sake, please say he doesn’t believe global warming is a hoax.
That wasn’t the worst news of the day. Nope. The worst news came in two little wrappers of badness. First was that Alexis Sanchez has torn a muscle, and to make things worse, Chile have a major game that he’s going to risk himself in. Terrible, terrible, terrible news.
SOMETHING ARSENAL SHOULD FINE HIM FOR IF HE CHOOSES TO RISK HIS SEASON
The second bad bit of news was that Hector Bellerin has busted himself too, so he might not be available to us.
Both players have played quite a number of games this season, Sanchez though has been hammered for years. Really obvious that this was going to happen. I’ve heard people blaming him for this injury… because he wants to play all the games.
Sorry, this one sits with Wenger. The same issue that caused injuries to Ramsey and Cazorla. Overplay. Who gives a rats backside if Sanchez wants to play? You tell him no. You lie to him and tell him the game is canceled. You send him to France for the weekend. You do whatever you can to protect his long-term fitness.
Wenger consistently fails in this department. You can’t call me knee-jerk about this because I’ve called it for weeks. We should have used our easy matches to give him some R&R. We didn’t, and he’s failed at his 3rd hurdle in November. Now we’re in trouble.
The lack of long-term thinking baffles me…
We have no Lucas Perez who is out until Christmas. We have Giroud, but we know how badly our game is affected with him in the side for the long term. Theo is doing well out wide and we know he’s shite as a loan striker. It’s not looking good.
Then at right back, well, total disaster… Jenks is a lovely lad, but he is not Arsenal standard and his presence in our first team presents a real weakness to opposition managers. We lose concentration at the back and a threat going forward. It’s a real issue and exactly why we should have kept Debuchy at the club this summer.
So, things not looking too hot right now and the international games haven’t even started yet.
Right, that’s all I’ve got. I’m off to console my American pals…
‘Come to Pete, I did this for Brexit’