Oh my, I am like, so unbearable to the Jose Mourinho cult right now. For MONTHS I’ve had people digging up my Jose slander and using it against me. People coming into my comments saying we should have hired him. Tweeters making fun of my commentary.
… I am the Zlatan of Jose observers. 39 years old, still landing one-year deals, because I know the Mourinho game. He is finished at the highest level. You might get a burst of something, but his style, man-management, and vision of the game is not for 2021.
So for all the hecklers… WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
Jose Mourinho, TITLE WINNER, what, 2 months ago? He’s now slumming it with Arteta the novice.
As Andy Gray would say, TAKE A BOW SON, it is over.
Now, I understand Arsenal is in a mess (has been). We’ve not had a season anyone could brag about, but the job Arteta took on was far more difficult. Jose? He had it all. Money, a world-class squad, a fancy new stadium, an Amazon Doco to soften his rank image.
What are Spurs fans getting for £15m a year? The Harry Kane strategy. Not that his injury started the collapse, but come on, is that the only plan on offer? Seems to be. SAD.
Spurs crashed last night. 2 shots on target. That’s 8 shots on target in 3 games. The football is ABYSMAL. There are no green shoots anywhere to be seen.
I tweeted last year that Arsenal fans would be happier come this February… and you know what? I WAS RIGHT.
Our position in the table is a joke. We’ve had a rough year. But, we’ve also done a lot of good work. The squad has been cleansed of bums (mostly). Young players we love have been blooded. The coaching is starting to pay off with exiles. The football in the first half against Wolves was the best we’ve seen under Arteta. We have shots! We are moving in a direction that even the harshest Arteta critic would struggle to be miserable about.
Spurs? What do they have to look forward to? Jose telling a female journo her question is good but doesn’t deserve an answer? We’ve been here before. We’ve seen this film a few times. We’re about to get to the part where he calls the players bad words and finds himself sacked.
A BEAUTIFUL THING.
Arsenal plays Villa this weekend, if you want to hear some detailed thoughts on them, tune into my podcast with the excellent Tom McCann (@DownInAutumn) below.
The major worry is that Mat Ryan is not fit… and there’s a chance Runarsson might start. This is a nightmare. Villa are unlikely to be shy of chances. Having a liability between the sticks is a disaster waiting to happen. I’d rather see what Arthur Okonkwo has to offer than give minutes to someone so scary he’s been dropped from the Europa League squad.
Villa really is the chance to show that we have mental strength. We’ve been on a good run, we lost to Wolves because of an injustice, how are we going to deal with that? Feel sorry for ourselves? Or give a 90 that looked like the first 46 in the week?
We have some advantages going for us… Villa played a day later and lost to West Ham. David Moyes dealt really well with Jack Grealish by doubling up on him. Not sure that’s what we’ll do, but we need a solve for a Villa who are one of the dreamiest attacking sides in the league. We have been shit against them the last two games, time to find an extra gear and show we can compete with a side that looks good to finish above us.