I was reading some blogs in the aftermath of both the 3-3 draw against Anderlecht at home and the 1-2 defeat at the Liberty Stadium – it was quite depressing, I must say.
I agree issues seem blatant and it appears they haven’t been addressed for some time; I agree that mistakes look often the same ones we are used to see but come on, WHO ON EARTH DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
All of you who seemingly hold the perfect recipe to solve every issue at the Arsenal: why are you wasting your time blogging here and there instead of being director of something at a football club?
Being more exposed to football via the internet, the telly, podcasts etc does not improve the knowledge of the game, period.
If you don’t know anything about football, watching more football won’t change things – sorry.
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You silly French c**t, you don’t know what you are doing!
Everyone seems to know football better than Arsène Wenger, nowadays.
It’s insane and I am not sure I can take it any longer.
I enjoy writing my blogs and share my opinions with all of you but I am perfectly aware of my shortages: like many of you, I am a supporter, I played some football and I’ve been a coach at some point but my knowledge of football is nothing compared to any professional.
I can say I am entirely aware of this, can you say the same?
Arsène Wenger makes mistakes like any other manager in the world but he’s the only one who sees his players training day in, day out; he’s the only one who knows every player’s weaknesses and strong points; he is the only man who knows whether a player is worth wearing the shirt and – most important – he is the only man who knows whether a player actually wants to wear the shirt or not.
Give yourself a break, we are all just supporters – that’s it.
We don’t have a clue about the dynamics within the club and the team, we can guess things at times but we do not hold any “truth”.
We are entitled opinions but we should not forget that we don’t have a clue on a large variety of topics: tactics, men-management, motivation and fitness are not our territory – not at those levels, at least.
Whenever I go over the top and think that Arsène Wenger “has lost it”, I look at myself and realise that I’ve been sitting in the North Bank while he has been the manager since 1996.
Each time I see Mathieu Flamini out of position, I blame him, maybe a professional sees that he is not there because another player moved in a different position than expected because another one misplaced his pass.
I trust Arsène Wenger judgment more than mine, when it comes to football.
I am not blind, of course, but I still feel that there is only one man for the job and his name is Arsène Wenger.
You won’t find another manager with the same dedication, passion, hunger, focus and experience Arsène Wenger has, anywhere in the world, and you can put a mobile bet on that.
If you really can’t channel your anger in a positive way, feel free to take your A4 sheet you proudly wrote “Wenger Out” on and go to the Emirates Stadium – that will surely make a great difference in taking the team out of this delicate situation.
Thirty-something Italian, currently in Switzerland. Gooner since mid-ninties, when the Gunners defeated my hometown team, in Copenhagen. Twelve years ago I started my own blog (www.clockenditalia.com) after after some experiences with Italian websites and football magazines. Debate, don’t insult or you’re out.