Woah, woah, woah… I will not have anyone piss on my #CatalystForChange chips this week.
Daily Star, back in your damn box with this tripe…
‘Starsport can reveal Wenger sees Van Bronckhorst, 42, as a top candidate, along with Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe, who is three years younger.’
Now, we would usually be able to write off a paper with such little credibility, but as you’ll know, Peter Hillwood was on speed dial back in the red wine years… so occasionally, they land a sniff of something exclusive.
However, I simply refuse to believe Wenger will have any say over who succeeds him. The club won’t make the same horrendous mistake United made when they let a legend choose his own successor.
Let’s keep it real here, Wenger is not going out with a bang. He’s going out on a whimper. If he knew what made a good manager in the modern game, he’d be competing with the said modern manager. Wenger couldn’t pick a decent successor if it slapped him in the face shouting about counter-pressing strategem. He’s given up understanding the modern game, and it’s pretty clear he doesn’t pay attention to much of what goes on at the major clubs that regularly tank him on the biggest stage.
Gio might be an incredible manager. Eddie Howe might be the next level. For me though, I don’t see how you can take those names seriously when you have talent like Allegri, Sarri and Jardim on the scene. We need next level vision, not one of Wenger’s pets disguised as an inspired parting gift.
Tonight, Arsenal take on Köln. A team whose fans infiltrated the home tickets and you know, generally behaved like enthused fans. They’re not to be trusted and I hope we exact revenge by singing really loud, maybe letting off an illegal flare.
The bad news is this: Theo is not available. He’s ill.
The good news? David Ospina is available. The patron saint of world-class keeping. Can’t wait to see some of his moves.
We’ll also get to see Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck. Arsene keen to pump the latter’s chances of making the World Cup
“Danny has the potential to go. If he’s fit, he will go, I’m convinced of that,” said Wenger.
“I’ve known players who’ve won the World Cup who in November had no chance to go to the World Cup. I remember Emmanuel Petit in 1998, he made it in March, April, May, and was one of main players at the World Cup.
“Danny has gone through very difficult periods in last three years, and personally I’m very happy that he’s back.”
I’d love to see Danny at the World Cup, especially after such a rough two years. Only thing I worry about is the state he’ll come back in. He’ll need a 4month break and that’s not good.
I expect to see a start from Reiss Nelson and Maitland-Niles. Maybe we’ll get the chance to see a late sub appearance of EDDDDDDIIIIIIIIIEEEEEE?
Should be an easy win, the Germans are bottom of the Bundesliga. However, we need to be sharp, these guys beat Spurs 8-0 at their gaff in the Intertoto Cup in 1995.
Stay focused, have fun if you’re there, see you on the other side!
P.S. Listen to the podcast, because I’d listen to yours.