“It does not upset me. With him its constant provocation. I feel like I am at kindergarten, but that is part of his personality. And it is false, we beat him (2 out of 19 times). We won, and there were also a lot of draws… And it is not “you” who wins, you participate in the victory. It is “we” who win. The manager is there to get the maximum out of the team.”
Wenger really suffered when Dein left. He lost an ally, a shield, an advocate and someone who could cover for him and share his workload.
With fouls and bad challenges this weekend I was thinking we had a period where we probably had the most fouled at attacked team in PL history, with no protection from authorities or media.
and then a section of our so-called fans turned against wenger instead of using that same energy, yelling , airplane flying against the referees and making them think twice before screwing us overThe media even encouraged it. They thrived on it. They propagated the simpleton narrative that the team with a lot of foreigners were by definition in the wrong. Initially, we were portrayed as a dirty team because we had physically robust players who were cautioned a lot. In the invincible season, we were awarded the fair play price so it became difficult to proceed with the broken narrative. Instead, the press started perceiving our team as one comprised of dishonest divers. The press clinged onto Pires’ dive against Portsmouth. Opposing fans always refer to that incident, which occured seventeen years ago, when they try make the argument that we get preferential treatment as a big club. The whole idea that Arsenal are a soft touch arose at Old Trafford in 2004. The press loved the dichotomy between the fragile dishonest foreigners with a whinging manager up against the hardworking honest Brits. It sold newspapers and atteacted viewers. The ‘interview’ Roy Keane gave to Geoff Shreeves, the obstinate orc, after they beat us 4-2 at Highbury in 2005 is a prime example of that. GS asked or rather told Keane that the good football United played that day was a response to the critcism that they were overly physical when they ended our unbeaten run. Completely oblivious to or intentionally ignoring the fact that we complained about the total impunity bestowed upon Man Utd by Riley. Geoff was at again when Eduardo was assaulted by Martin Taylor in 2008.The first question he asked Wenger: Did you think it was a straight red? By then every clear decision that went against us was ignored by the media. When Wenger occasionally brought incidents up, it only served to reinforce the constructed image of him as a whinging frenchman. You know that the opposing players are confident when they prior to a match express their intent to kick us. That happened the day before Ramsey broke his leg. In the post-match interview, ‘the journalist’ was preoccupied with getting AW to express sympathy with Shawcross. The refs knew and know that if they give a decision against us, as wrong as it may be, no one will bat an eyelid. And if they give a decision our way by applying the rules, everyone will be up in arms about it. The interview David Moyes gave last season when we beat WHU is instructive.
Lacazette scored the winner but the flag was up. Even though VAR corrected the flagrantly incorrect decision, the media latched unto it. Moyes called the decision of the linesman ‘a good decision’. A decision against us is a ‘good decision’, irrespective of the rules. You even had pundits arguing that Aubeyang’s equalizer at Old Trafford that same season shouldn’t have stood because the Utd players stopped playing when the linesman raised his flag even though Auba was two metres onside. Harry Kane was clearly offside, however,when he won a penalty against us at Wembley in Emery’s first season. Again, the rules were disregarded. Ferguson and his cronies managed to set the tone in conjunction with the media and we are still suffering from that. Today, with the influx of managers and players from overseas, the media are rebranding themselves and their heroes. You have Shreeves usings words with up to three syllables and I even heard the preposterously pompous prick Henry Winther describe Alex Ferguson as a bit of a renaissance man because he drinks wine and is obsessed with Laurel and Hardy. **** me that term has been diluted.
Lots of questionable stuff went on. Cagigao is massively rated, but AM rubbished him in the summer. He even advised Tierney for us, Lauren was his first recommendation.
You want to let Cagigao go but you also want to spend money on absolute trash. A 30 year old Cedric on a 4 year deal, a 27 year old Mari who has done nothing in his career, an old Willian who in front of our eyes has done nothing since we played that pub team Fulham and he put in a cross.