THIS WEEK IS SO DULL I AM ANALYSING HANDSHAKE SHADE STYLE OUTS
This is Wenger leaning into a handshake with Alexis…
This is his hand at the exact point Wenger realised Alexis wasn’t paying attention.
Note how he stylishly recognizes the shade before turning his handshake into a finger point.
A sight to behold. Sharp, incisive and subtle. What an etiquette superhero.
You can critique Wenger for many things, but knowing when to bail on a handshake is not one of them. A true professional.
The whole thing is a non-event though. He had cold hands. Instead of getting some gloves, Alexis used his sleeves. Survival 101 in office world when you’ve opted for a jacket too light and you’ve not had the foresight to buy gloves, and the overland train station is as cold as a hug with Theresa May.
Anyway, that was fun.
I am too deeply engrossed in pitchland to write anymore.
See you on the other side my darlings, for tomorrow, we hit up the Europa League.
Also, throwing some more LOLs the way of the hipsters who said Pep was over. He just beat the best team in Italy at the moment. City are likely the team to beat this year. He just needed to tighten that defence and have a year to embed his ideas.
Also interesting to note that my commentary on PL football was right… hire best in class managers with a vision and you’ll have best in class performances abroad. The PL has the most money and the best ideas these days. We’re finally going to be competitive in Europe.
Shame Arsenal can’t see the benefits of a great manager.
Right, see you for a preview tomorrow.