ONCE AGAIN, the knife grinder has been to the Emirates and the Sabatiers are out for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. And Le Professeur has clearly had enough of the media and the constant probing of journalists – his latest press … Continue reading Commentary Box: Time to leave this man alone
AS the two London giants prepare to meet in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, we look at why Chelsea have been the source of so much angst at Arsenal. There’s no love lost between Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger and Chelsea … Continue reading How Chelsea destroyed the Wenger aura
THERE’S A VERY iconic album cover from 1975 that features a sunbathing guy surrounded by a world in chaos. It’s by Supertramp and the album is called, Crisis, what crisis?. It could well be used as a metaphor for the … Continue reading Missouri, we may have a problem: The Arsenal dilemma
ARSENAL’S implosion on the pitch is one thing, but the club is apparently in crisis mode, from the protesters on the streets to the laughing Chilean on the bench, if you believe everything you see and read, there is an … Continue reading Gunners need a band aid, but do they know it’s crisis?
EACH SEASON, TV pundits sit and chin-stroke over another failed Arsenal title challenge. It has been happening for the past 13 years and the script is familiar beyond belief. Certainly for the last five years, Arsenal have been pursuing what Albert Einstein warned us about a long time ago: “Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. Every year, Arsenal look to have the tools to challenge for the title, despite the stubbornness of their manager and a reluctance to address a problem that has existed at the Emirates since the last decent striker, Robin … Continue reading The Wenger files open again
THIS weekend, Arsenal and Chelsea meet in what is sure to be another chapter in the simmering rivalry between the two London giants. Thankfully, there will be no tiresome Wenger v Mourinho debate to dominate the headlines, but Arsenal are celebrating 20 years of Le Professeur – the man that brought the club great success in his first 10 years in charge. Whatever your view on Wenger, you cannot deny that he brought a new dimension to British football. But the Premier League era characterised by Wenger, foreign ownership and free movement of players, has coincided with a dramatic erosion … Continue reading Is it fair to blame Arsene and his kind for England’s decline?