Move over Monet
March 13, 2010
Arsène Wenger arrived to take the helm of our beloved club almost 14 years ago.
He quickly set about destroying the “boring, boring Arsenal” tagline the club had attracted over the previous 3 decades.
“I believe a big club must have the ambition to win with style”
“You know, there is a famous saying, that the only way to deal with your life is to transform it into art, every minute of your life.
“Football is an art, like dancing is an art – but only when it’s well done does it become an art. If you see me painting, that is not an art. If you see my wife painting, that is art” stated Wenger.
Wenger had clear ideologies in terms of how he expected his Arsenal sides to play, he worked miracles during his first full season as manager, not only by winning the coveted domestic league and cup double… but by also creating a work of art on the hallowed Highbury pitch.
A remarkable turnaround in the public image of the brand of winning football Arsenal played… and would continue to play.
Over a decade later, the art is still being created, however, a more holistic approach to developing a future masterpiece is well under way and now ready to bear fruit.
A world-class art gallery, in the shape of the Emirates, has been built from scratch… the cost of which has slightly detracted from the cost of hanging up the impending masterpiece.
In March 2010, following the bleakest Winter in England for over 30 years, the first signs of Spring are appearing to emerge in parts of the country.
The first real signs of the glorious “chef-d’oeuvre” being created by footballing artiste extraordinaire, Monsieur Wenger, are also beginning to shine through.
Associations between madness and art are as old as western culture… there is always a method behind a great man’s madness.
A famous chinese proverb reads “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials”
Whilst many a casual fan will continue to berate the last 5 years as wasted years, those with a modicum of intelligence, and an eye for a work of great art, will now sit back and take joy in the glorious splendour that awaits us.