Finally we are back to club football and surely this weekend fixtures promise a lot of thrills and frills. This weekend resumes Chelsea’s surge towards the league title, the battle for Champions spots and relegation survival battles. With all these in mind and fully anticipated, the pressure on managers can sure be expected and after the games might just be increased depending on who turns to be the fall guy. So, there might be no chill pill for some teams and managers.
Most times, the pressure of the game might be so much that managers lose the plot and also their cool. While some others specialise in mind games in order to take off the pressure from their teams and quell rumours and criticisms surrounding their futures. One manager who has suffered the irk of football’s purists and analysts the most and even from his own fans is Arsene Wenger. In simple terms: ‘the Frenchman is a dead man walking’ after another disappointing season at Arsenal which has instigated calls for his departure. Arsenal are on a freefall and his claims Arsenal are the only team in London sounds vague and should be totally ignored.
Here are 2 reasons for his recent blabbing:
TO COVER UP HIS FAMILIAR FAILINGS:
Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger is a divisive manager with a questionable mentality that has often stirred up criticisms and resentments. In his 21 years at the North London club, he has always looked for excuses for his familiar failings. But the best piece of advice for him is this: ‘No excuse is good enough for failure.’ The excuses of moving to a new stadium, unfavourable game decisions by match officials, fixture congestion, securing a Champions league spot as the real league title in his heart & head and so on, are just bullet loaded sniper gun that has killed Arsenal. No wonder Jose Mourinho once labelled him ‘a specialist in failure’. Chelsea and Spurs are looking better at the moment and, Mr. Wenger must concede and come to terms with the glaring fact that there’s a change of power in London and also that his beloved Arsenal are slipping under the radar. Certainly, there’s one club in London, Chelsea is the name, true blue is the colour.
ARSENE WENGER & ARSENAL ARE STILL LIVING AND LEANING ON PAST GLORIES:
The years of Arsenal’s invincibility is way behind them and it’s foolhardy to read Wenger’s comments about their territorial dominance in London. Rather, his blabbing only points to the fact that he is ignorant of the club’s poor standing both domestically and continentally. A man content with mediocrity in the league (top-four finish) and abject failure in European competition is myopic to see the change of events and the rising of emerging forces and superpower clubs in London and world football. Wenger and Arsenal are still living in and leaning on their glory days of yore. Lack of success continuity is the heartache of Arsenal fans and even the Professor himself. Chelsea are the Pride of London as we are surging towards a fifth league title in over a decade since Arsenal’s great invincible side won their last.
The next time the French man tries to put a statement of sarcasm, then he should be advised to use his tongue to count his teeth. He should not throw stones at his glass house or might end up losing the plot like he has already in the light of his laughable comments.
Let’s burn the blue fire and come alive. Cheers!