The BIG news hitting the Twitter waves last night was the Sami Mokbel story about Poch being on the out. An exit plan has been touted and the internal noise is the team is bracing for the sweet long goodbye.
If Jose Mourinho looked sexy to Don Raul, surely the idea of stealing Spurs most successful manager since 1745 would be the coup of the century?
The Spurs manager could be the Sol Campbell move of 2019. He speaks great English, his players love working with him, and he’s dragged Spurs to a European Cup final working on beans.
Arsenal would represent a bigger club. They’d back him with more money. Arsenal’s postcode means he wouldn’t need to move.
Sure, he’d have to wear a bullet proof vest. He’d not be able to walk the streets alone. He might have a pigs head thrown at him.
… but that’s show business baby.
I know it is highly unlikely we’d make a move as bold as that, but damn, there’s no coach more suited to picking up this current Arsenal squad than him ‘if’ he comes onto the market.
Players would pay attention to him, the guy has sauce and builds great relationships with players. The fact he’s kept so much talent there underpaid tells you all you need to know about his ability to create, sell, and manage a vision. His football is high octane pressing. Sure, it’s not Thomas Tuchel levels of tactical fluidity, but his football is built for the Premier League and a huge step up from Emeryball. Ultimately, if he becomes available, there’s no better coach in the world for a midseason switch.
I’d say, fuck the sabattical, come to the Arsenal and we will treat you like a king.
Also, I LOVE that the managers they are being linked to are Carlo, Eddie Howe and a Nagelsmann. Beautiful.
Some Spanish papers are reporting that Enrique is lining up the Arsenal job. A little more Raul, a little more the mates network. That would be so on brand for Raul. Would be £14m a year badly spent in my opinion. Let’s hope that noise is simply Enrique’s PR people desperately muddying the waters in the hope someone will bite on the rotten bait.
Someone that’s certainly making noises in the press is LTs agent. He’s making life hard for Emery because he feels affronted that he’s being used like a square peg in a bonfire. Can’t disagree if I’m honest.
That said, I struggle with LT in the Premier League. He’s very small and he doesn’t counter that with Kante like power and pace. He’s a little lost in our team and I fear he’s not a fit for the cold weather of the UK. That said, he had a great game last night for Uraguay. How can you judge any DM in an Unai Emery system playing as a 10?
What a last sentence that was. Reread it. That’s Arsenal 2019 baby.
I think the Arsenal equivalent of finding out a relative is a racist on the internet is following someone on Twitter, thinking they’re a beast analyst for pointing out Emery’s weaknesses, then suddenly realizing this analytical prowess wasn’t there when Wenger was the coach. It’s quite spectacular that some of these data people spent 10 years ignoring the obvious, now they’re out here conducting their Advanced Analytics PHD on ousting Emery.
Staggering lack of self-awareness.
Anyway, I don’t know why I started off on that? I think I read someone complaining that the .com had not offered up congrats to Wenger on his new job ‘managing world football.’ Now, let me explain this once, and once only.
Arsenal.com people know that Wenger wanted to get back into football. They worked with him daily. They heard the stories, saw the man in action, followed his life in great detail.
Wenger, sadly, has resorted to taking a ceremonial desk job at the most corrupt organisation in the western world.
The reason the .com didn’t celebrate his job is because it would have been disrespectful.
It’d be like getting fired from your global operations role at Nike, struggling to find a job for 16 months, then having the main Nike Twitter handle congratulate you on your new job as a bin man..
Still, at least the fans would be saying, ‘HE RUNS GLOBAL BINS BRUH HE’S ON TOP OF THE WORLD.’
Right, on that note, I’m still promoting my podcast.
Listen. It’s a good one.