Look, look, look… leave my second stringers be. You know the deal. They’re the foot soldiers protecting our title charge. They’ve already qualified for the Europa League next round. The job is done.
Sure, we should be beating Köln with our under 19s. There’s no excuse for losing away from home against a team more bereft of confidence than the Tory front bench. Especially when you dominate in a first half with such swagger.
But therein lies the problem with Arsene Wenger teams. They don’t have the discipline, motivation or guts to drill out the results when the pressure is off. For every Spurs game, there’s a Köln away. That’s why we don’t hit the heights. Wenger isn’t a ruthless killer, he’s a socialist playboy who is happy with mediocre. He doesn’t have the guts to keep his players on edge, and there will be no repercussions after an embarrassingly soft performance from players who should be busting a gut to prove they have what it takes.
Arsenal will do enough to survive this season. We’ll likely make it to the quarter-finals of this joke of a competition, and then we’ll face a proper team, and we’ll likely cave despite financial superiority and having better players.
That’s the personality of the club these days. That’s the ebb and predictable flow of Arsene Wenger.
We still have one game to go in this competition against Bate Borisov, and after that drab showing, I hope Wenger goes all out with the kids. Give Reiss a go in a position he can cause damage. Start Eddie. Go full-on Carling Cup circa 2007.
Don’t feel downbeat about last night, just be thankful the club is working hard to make sure there’s a system in place moving forward to protect us against ever having a manager in charge who can defy the guillotine for so long in the face of such consistent football criminality.
It’s a short one today, America has this major holiday called Black Friday where you celebrate independence or some shit. I’m knee-deep in flatscreen TVs for the foreseeable.
Have a good one!