When all the rumours were in the papers the other day about Arsene and Real Madrid, I first thought “Oh my god what are we going to do without Mr Wenger OBE” even though I was 99% sure it was all taken out of context.
Then like when you are allowed out one night to the “discotheque Au Go Go” and that blond girl in the size 10 mini skirt walks past and turns your head and your mind wanders ” I wonder what that would be like?” You know it is no better than what you have, but it is different, a change.
So I had a few naughty thoughts .. If Arsene left us.. 😉
So who would you choose if you have too? A manager from this country .. David Moyes.. nah wouldn’t bring the big names in.. too direct.. So we look abroad Mourinho.. nah . knob .. Bergkamp .. no use on long away trips to Europe. van Basten mmm Hiddink nah tainted now.. So I thought about the squad and our limited budget at the moment . So we can’t have a cheque book manager .. so who? That geezer from Croatia , Bilic, Slaven Bilic he could be the man good football, technical players playing “Bilicball”.
The transfer window would be a frenzy, players who thought they signed for Arsene FC would be heading south, a few unknown Eastern block players coming in, the newspapers would be dedicated to us, whatever way you look at it more excitement than the mundane fourth place finishes and cup semi finalists that we should be grateful for at the moment.
I know Arsene is a genius, or so I am told, but I don’t know why..Or can any manager take over this squad of players?? It isn’t his formations or his substitutions during games, they baffle me.. When he joined Arsenal he had 90% of the 98′ double team in place, he was also streets ahead with his knowledge of French football so bringing in a few choice French players wasn’t rocket science exactly..Is his longevity based on those one or two major acheivements
He then made a extortionate profit on a few players and bought one of his old players back from Monaco that he had kept a eye on.. Sounds easy, but it worked, in the end another double and a season unbeaten, albeit with some luck.. But good money was spent on the likes of Wiltord .. Not exactly a unknown as he scored in a world cup final.
Now we have gone into a youth project a little too far, it is a good idea no doubt , but we need someone to be a bit more cut throat and not Mr Nice Guy and wield an axe a bit sooner, there is not enough time for more than 2 or 3 trainees in a team at any one time in the best league in the world I’m afraid..
When Arsene had to answer questions the other day, it was from his employers, his bosses he should be accountable to those people but he seems to have thrown his toys out a bit..
So then he coughs and the whole of the Arsenal fan base craps themselves like he has got ‘Bird Flu’ I blame the board they have created what has become a monster, they have built him up to be more than a manager, they have put too much trust in him and he has become more powerful than the rest of the club.
We should be forcing him to be training up a successor, so if he does go he can either take over or guide our next manager along in the ‘Arsenal Way’ Liverpool done this from Shankly to Dalglish and look at the success they had over two decades. Perhaps he has done this to a degree with Stevie Bould.. I dearly hope so..
We are so vunerable and reliant on one man, perhaps we should never have got ourselves in this position so we need a get out clause just in case Arsene should ever leave , this should be a lesson learned, before 2011 please..
Back to reality , I just want the old Arsene back and a bit of the old speculate to accumulate PLEASE!!!! (and a safety net)