Super Sunday: Wenger’s annual redemption?

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So sorry I’ve been off the radar this week, work stuff has consumed my life and it’s horrible. But hey, you’re not here to listen to me moan about myself. You’re here to read me moan about Arsenal. Amirite? Yeah I’m right.


As a friend rightly put it, the goal was smelly. But your own kind of smelly. Post hangover, binge watching Curb Your Enthusiasm, sweating in a dirty bed with next doors german shepherd sharing the space.

Wenger’s back three formation is really starting to cut the mustard. 3 wins in 3. I think it’s so amusing. Wenger finally lashes out at the fans by doing tactics. Wonderful. I mean, this is par the course. It happened behind the scenes before his last deal. He was having a nightmare, changed up the process to get more energy into the players and more thinking into the prep…  he blitzed the final 10 of the season, winning the #TopFourTrophy and an FA Cup.

This time, he’s switched his formation, he’s being more flexible and he’s openly admitting he can change. This won’t last. When he signs his new deal, we’ll revert back to type and struggle. Wenger sets up glorious failure. He causes the problem, then pops up with the solution, then we all cheer him. He’s like the hostage taker that starves his captive, then rolls in with a cheese sandwich on day 9 to much applause.

But look, I like winning. It doesn’t bury the feeling of misery that he’ll sign on again… but this weekend is now tantalising. We have the chance to kill Spurs title dreams.

You take the wins where you can. Once again, if you don’t care about killing Spurs dreams, then there’s something wrong with you. Sitting in the comments section of this blog and reading people say they don’t feel a rivalry between Arsenal and Spurs is beyond alien. Football culture is about tribalism, our tribe in North London has a deep-seated hatred of Spurs and that’s how it should be. This nonchalant disrespect of football culture is unreal. Imagine being a Madrid fan and telling a season ticket holder there you didn’t get the rivalry with Barca? Imagine an online Liverpool fan telling someone who goes that the Everton rivalry is irrelevant. It’s f*cking ignorant. This isn’t about being English, this is about respecting the values of the game.

I’m all for globalisation. I’m game for having the utmost respect for all fans, some of my finest friends are foreign fans who totally get it. I just can’t stand the growing disrespect for the culture of the game. People knocking our greats if they make valid points about Wenger. A host of other things that are just unbelievably alien to me. It’s simply not on. I’m not telling people how to be fans, I’m just saying if you want to come to the table and play in the culture, then take time to understand it and don’t try and brush it off as illogical.

Anyway, my little rant over. SPURS ON SUNDAY! It’s going to be great. The top 4 assault is back on. I’m salivating at the prospect of dishing out some pain.

See you in the comments.


373 Responses to “Super Sunday: Wenger’s annual redemption?”

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  1. Dissenter

    The CL matters because the 2017-2018 season precedes the 2018 world cup. Players jostling for national team positions aren’t to leave a team with CL qualification to play in the Europa league.
    Greizman reportedly has told United he will only sign on when they qualify for the CL.
    CL qualification matters more in the season before major national team competitions.

  2. Pierre

    “Ashley…. “you pay Jenkinson more than Danny Rose”…. Great post at 08:36.”

    It would be if it was true
    Rose is on 60 grand
    Jenks is on 45 grand

    I suppose that makes it a not so great post from Ashley

  3. Pierre

    “Greizman reportedly has told United he will only sign on when they qualify for the CL.”

    That may be true but if say Liverpool qualify and man u don’t and Liverpool offer greizman 100 grand a week and man u offer him 250 grand a week… Where do you think he will go..

  4. Dissenter

    “Rose is on 60 grand
    Jenks is on 45 grand”

    Isn’t that a problem in itself”
    Rose starts in the first eleven for England and Spuds.
    Jenks is a third choice right back that no one misses.
    Why is he on 45k weekly?

  5. Bamford10


    If you have gotten those figures wrong, I shall never trust you again.


    If you’ve got them right, fair play to you. Jenkinson still sucks, however, and shouldn’t be on anything at all at Arsenal.

  6. Dissenter

    That s scenario is meaningless because he earns more than 100k weekly at Atletico.
    United are supposedly offering him the highest wage in the premier league far and above the other elite clubs that will pay less. Very few clubs can afford a massive wage with a world record transfer fee that will be required to get him from Atletico. This is why the United situation is peculiar.

  7. Dissenter

    This Davis last looks promising.
    Pity he can’t do well in one game against Barca and get a job at Arsenal for life (like Wilshere).

  8. S.Asoa


    “Wenger paid Squilaci 60k and pays Jenkinson more than Danny Rose, but somehow the problem at Arsenal according to some is a “penny pinching” owner”

    All that French wine drinking makes every Dick and Charlie a bit nebulous in the nogging. That’s why persistently like that only

  9. Pierre

    “Jenks is a third choice right back that no one misses.
    Why is he on 45k weekly”

    Ask Wenger… Apparently Arsene knows best

  10. Pierre

    Dissenter… With regard to greizman, my point was that he will go to whoever pays him the highest wage… Players are not really that bothered about champions league….. Aguero, silva, ya ya, company, went to city before they were in Europe and pogba, ibrahimovic, Di Maria didn’t seem bothered about champions league

  11. izzo

    Holding most likely isn’t injured. LOL@Giroud up top against giant defenders. Ramsey and Xhaka in midfield. Xhaka definitely getting a booking and probably a sending off. How do you expect to control the middle with two clowns? Kos is not even fit. How long has he been playing through pain with his achilles?

  12. TR7

    Arsenal: Cech, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, OX, Ramsey, Xhaka, Gibbs, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud
    Subs: Ospina, Holding, Bellerin, Coquelin, Iwobi, Walcott, Welbeck

    Spurs: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Wanyama, Son, Eriksen, Dele, Kane
    Subs: Vorm, Walker, Wimmer, Dembele, Sissoko, Nkoudou, Janssen

  13. Bamford10

    Spurs have the better of possession and chances. 21 minutes in. 60% to 40% possession; three corners to none; two shots to none.

  14. Bamford10

    “Giroud is a serious waste of a player. We effectively play with 10 men. Yet Wenger will continue to persist with him.” – @Goonertren

  15. Bamford10

    “I wonder if Wenger still believes we play great football? A surely even he isn’t that blind?!” – @ArsenalObsessed

  16. Bamford10

    “Fucking rubbish from Ramsey there. Loads of time to set himself for the shot, awful technique.” – @yorkshiregunner

  17. Bamford10


    Just giving Le Grove a flavor of Arsenal twitter at the moment. What, you don’t like your fellow fans’ sentiments?

  18. Bamford10

    “Ramsey, Ozil and the lamppost. Three cunts that literally represent the Wenger regime ,the regime of being totally and utterly useless.” – @Darrenafc79

  19. Champagne charlie

    This ain’t twitter. I don’t like you cherry picking your faves and clogging up the comment section here. Watch the game you sped

  20. Bamford10

    Nobody cares what you think, AKB.

    Oh right, you gave up on Wenger a couple of months ago, so you’re not an AKB.

    What a moron.

  21. Bamford10

    “Are you seriously telling me an Arsenal manager of 20 years currently on £8m a year can’t see Giroud does not work with this formation?” – @Gooner_Oz

  22. Champagne charlie

    Remind me why anyone here cares what you think?

    You offer nothing, you’re copying and paying from twitter you mong

  23. Bamford10

    Actually, I bet Le Grove likes the Gooner twitter commentary I’m sharing. Just giving Le Grove some good content, Champagne.

  24. Champagne charlie

    Good by your ignorant view… nice one

    You’re sharing a bunch of random peoples comments, if Le Grove want what twitter has to offer there’s a real obvious solution.

    As ever you’re too busy being a gimp to get that

  25. Bamford10

    “Giroud & Ramsey are ruining this game for us. How on earth are they starting? #Wengerout” – @PrinceKp87

  26. Champagne charlie

    Tactically solid but offering very sparse threat with Giroud up top, he just can’t occupy space like Welbz.

    Ramsey been beat of the lot.
    Ozil rubbish.
    Alexis stifled.
    Ox like a deer in headlights.
    Gibbs looking threatening down the left.

    Get Welbz on pronto

  27. Micheal

    We are playing with 9 men. Ozil and Giroud barely touched the ball. Bring on Bellerin for Ozil and switch Ox to central. Welbeck for Giroud.

  28. izzo

    Chelsea are already champions. 3 Homes games against Boro, Watford, and Sunderland and away to West Brom? That’s a nailed on maximum points.

  29. izzo

    LOL like I said reality will kick in. Kane and Deli Ali scoring were a no brainer. The usual suspects fucking up for Arsenal.

  30. ArseneisaFraud

    And these slimey cunts are singing “AW, we want you to stay”. AW looked very uncomfortable when this was being sung. Of course that is not enough to make this shameless power drunk man realise that it is time to go.

  31. Bamford10

    Wenger has no idea what he’s doing. We’re playing a system, but it’s crystal clear the players don’t know the proper patterns to play within this system, nor does a Wenger understand who would be best where. Totally and completely clueless.

  32. ArseneisaFraud

    The fact that he is only subbing Theo for Giroud on the 80th minute is very poor management. That sub should have taken place after the second goal at the 58th minute. How can a player have an impact in 10 minutes unless he has 2 moments of absolute madness (and I type this at the time of his tame shot on goal!)? Thus sums up AW. This man just hopes that the team has a blinder, that all clicks together just like that.

  33. izzo

    So much for that shitty 3 at the back formation eh. Changing formation when you’re tactically clueless and assemble shite players who can’t be arsed, This is what happens 2nd best against your so-called rivals. My guess is they will all go into holiday mode. Man Utd will take 3 points as will Southampton, Stoke, as will Everton.

  34. Arnold Wagner

    Next wenger formation 6 at the back it’s like his playing football manager going through formations but forgets to relies that they are not trained on the formation or adapt to it but still plays it at a derby and looks confused why his team gets smashed.