Sir Arsene Wenger OBE CBE has had a topsy turvey relationship with the fans this year…with insults being thrown at him branding him with names ranging from four letter immature tirades such as c**t, which I disagree with, to less insulting, the more truthful mature analysis of stubborn, which I do agree with…..
Le Prof has made mistakes this season, from sticking with Gallas as captain to playing Song at right back and Eboue at Left Midfield…..Not replacing Flamini in the summer was seen as one of the biggest mistakes of this season….Yet Lord Wenger has left us all baffled with post match interviews and reluctance to back down over team selections and tactical substitutions…especially at the start of the season…..
The majority of the fans knew the summer was a destabilising one….we lost a major part of our team, almost the entire midfield and the Adebayor saga definitely had a negative effect….Well now in a frank interview Wenger has revealed the mistakes he’s made….
For those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure to read it, here’s the link
This takes a lot of guts….it takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong and for this reason I salute Wenger…the revelations are long overdue..but its honesty nonetheless and its all Ive wanted Wenger to do all season….we all make mistakes, we are all human and none of us are perfect….
There’s something about this interview that excites me though….if you stick with me I’d like to explain…..
Its like having an addiction….you don’t see anything wrong with what you are doing and when people around you try to help you reject the advice because you know best and you cant see the problems….admitting you have a problem is the first step to putting it right….. Is Wengers admittance to this seasons problems the 1st step to putting it right this summer???? I hope so because if we have another summer like last one I don’t think I could cope….
There’s certain parts of the interview that I would like to focus on…..
Firstly i’d like to talk about where Wenger reveals what I thought about Adebayor in the summer… Wenger comments on the Adebayor business, stating : ‘I’m going, I’m staying, I’m going, I’m staying’ was also an important factor. One thing followed another. Earlier this season, our game wasn’t there. Even the people who love Arsenal were saying: “This is a disaster.”
Are you listening Ade???? Wenger has finally told Arsenal fans worldwide what you did in the summer helped destabilise his young team and uses it as a key reason to why our form at the start of the season was dodgy… I hope your proud of yourself and its up to you to put it right…..If we see another one of your pantomimes again I hope you are told to pack your bags you greedy selfish “little” man….I’ve been critical of Adebayor all season and I’ve been given some stick from several quarters for it…..not only do I think Adebayor is an average player….but I also think he’s and utter tosser….How can supporter fully support a player that even in Wengers eyes destabilised the season???? Anyone who fully supports him and players like him are watching Arsenal through rose tinted specs….and I find it patronising when I am told to give him my full support or when I’m told im not a ‘Real’ fan or a’ Johnny Come Lately’ fan for giving my opinions on this usesless selfish self centred lump…..
Secondly….I don’t fully agree that Wenger never expected Flamini to go….I disagree with Wenger here….I am one of those fans who show no hard feelings towards what Flamini did….Flamini was an excellent player for us long before last season….after all he showed his talents by playing at LEFT BACK for the majority of the 2006 CL campaign, which was an impressive one, and he never kicked up a fuss about a new contract…he was totally professional about it all and how did we reward him????? We dropped him for the final for an unfit Cashley and then we let his contract run down and try to flog him to Birmingham????? He was a good squad player for all his years with us and we should of tied him down long term in 2006 cough.. Mr David “Arsenal” Dein ….He didn’t push for a new deal…he didn’t sell himself like Ade did….he played his arse off and EARNED that move to Milan…
Thirdly….if Wenger thinks that signing superstars will kill his young players then why did he try to sign Alonso in the Summer???? and why did he buy Arshavin in January???? I don’t understand this statement…maybe he’s backtracking too far with that one…..
The interview may be seen as some as bad timing, coming in the middle of a two pronged assault on Champions League and FA Cup glory…but I see it as a mind game masterstroke….to me it says to our players that we’ve been up against it all season, yet the mighty Gunners still charge on…’Wengers Warriors’ have against all odds got themselves into a position to still achieve great heights this season….so lets prove everyone wrong and give both Chelsea and Villarreal a slice of Wengerball pie……..you’ve got us this far…why not go all the way???