This is my clear assertion based on a dramatic shift I have noted in Wenger’s body language and his rhetoric during all forms of media communication. In this blog post I will explain why I stand by this.
Let me start by giving you all a big tip, thanks to the wonderful world of social media you now need never read the absolute garbage made-up by the gutter press ever again. They make their headlines and stories up based on the weekly pre-match press conference, the post match interviews with the associated media (SKY, BBC, ESPN et al), and the actual post match conference with the media. Wenger will also give Arsenal Player interviews but the content is always very similar to that of his conferences. So the tip is… go on Twitter before every game and in the search type “Wenger press conference” and after maybe 3/4 hours post match do the same. Then quite simply proceed to watch the video of what he actually says to the media.
Once you do this for a prolonged period your hatred of the media will grow, and the belief you had of them being liars will only intensify. They twist his words totally out of context to suit a headline, that is the bottom line. What then happens is our low IQ fans follow this carp and buy right into the lies.
Problem? Football has it’s roots firmly in the working classes, no matter how fashionable and middle class it aspires to be these days, the masses will always come from the former. They generally read The Sun or associated red top filth to help form their views. They then think they know it all and spout their nonsense all over blogs, twitter etc. Seriously if you are one of these types and I have just described you, don’t get angry with me… stand up and move your entire bloodline forward and make it count.
I digress, going back to my original assertion about believing AW has his transfer targets wrapped up…….. considering we are in a right royal battle for a Champs League place he seems remarkably relaxed and jokey in his recent pre/post conferences, and this week he made two very poignant quotes. Firstly when asked about links to PSG he stated “I always see my contracts out and I am already planning for next season (at Arsenal)” when asked about Fergie’s transfer intentions this summer he joked “I don’t know who he buys but he certainly does not come here to shop” To me this shouts in clear 40ft neon letters ARSENAL WILL BE BACK NEXT SEASON.
Add to this his quote of “Arsenal will be a lot closer to United next season” and it’s all making sense… to me anyway.
The naysayers amongst you will now be saying “yes but he says that every summer etc etc” – but the problem is he never has, I absolutely dig out every interview and presser of his on a weekly basis and never have I heard him as direct on the following season. This for me is based on a number of factors this time around.
1. There is no noise about losing a top player, every summer since the Emirates move there has been Henry, Adebayor, Toure, Nasri, Cesc, and Cutch Dunt.
2. We have now finally moved onto new vastly improved commercial deals during this season which certainly give us a proper transfer pot… and don’t talk to me about 100M in the bank until you have a degree in Accounting like I do and analyse balance sheets in order to make investment decisions as I do for a day job. I will just eat you up and spit you out.
3. Gazidis made a massive point some time last year about Summer 2013 being one where we lose a lot of deadwood off our wage bill, Arshavin Squillaci to name two who earn about 5M a year between them.
4. If you need a 4th point after reading the previous 3 you need men in white coats.
Wenger’s brimming confidence and almost bravado about closing on United next season must have a huge amount to do with his knowing perfectly well that he is stocked up for next season. I would be stunned if Jovetic is not already done and dusted. He would be an incredible addition, and to those who say he is no Lewandowski…. did you even know who he was before he scored 4 against Real? Reading The Sun again are we?
That’s the positive stuff, I hate to end on a more negative footing but I shoot from the hip. Wenger has from the very moment he joined Arsenal been a most awful user of subs, even during our brightest seasons under him I distinctly recall him screwing it up with subs over and over, and this season I have seen him excel at it. The Spurs game away, what the hell was Jenkinson doing aside from roasting Assou-Ekoto at every opportunity and whipping in delightful crosses for Giroud? to take him off pffft.. and this blind faith in Sagna, a player who has been a servant of the highest order for this club, but who has clearly been off his game for some time now is dumbfounding… and for those saying that is easy to say today after yesterday… check previous posts and even more, check my twitter timeline from the game. Yes, his foolishness was called way before he gifted Cutch Dunt a goal. I’m sorry but he is finished, it’s clear, very clear. Alas, Wenger just won’t drop him, he is loyal to the end… but whose end?
Bottom line, this is it for the great man, there will be absolutely no mitigation for the impending summer…….
but you already know that I firmly back him to bring it all back. (Cue S Club 7)