Match Day Thread Merchant
No one gives a fuxk about what any of those idíots said. We just didn't have the budget of our rivals to win titles. Far worse managers than Wenger have gone to city and Chelsea to win titles. Yet no one would say those managers were better than Wenger.Just listen to what Neville, Drogba, Rio, Evra, Carragher, Carragher etc keep saying about post Invincible Wenger teams, listen to what these for managers from the small teams like Blackburn, Stoke, Bolton, etc. they all say somewhat the same thing. I paraphrase: “We all knew what Arsenal were all about, Arsenal only played one way. All you had to do was not give them time and space, rush them, raffle and rough them a little bit from the start. That normally rattle them, then they would get back into their shells etc”.
All those stuff you just quoted are just media bs/narratives. Look at our games vs united those days. They used to kick the **** out of us and nothing happened. The game plan worked because the officials allowed it to work, if they'd done their jobs properly, I doubt teams would have come on to the pitch with the intention of kicking our players. Did you watch the CL quarter finals in 07/08? Look at the blatant penalty that wasn't given for our team in the last minute of the game. There's no way, you're competing with a behemoth like united and a super rich Chelsea team and you'll be expected to win especially when the officiation is kinda biased against you.