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Arsene Has Lost It? GTF.

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Friends, Romans, Arsenal men, lend me your ears I come to praise Arsene, not to butcher him.  There is feeding frenzy involving second rate hacks, Billy big bollocks bloggers, podcasters and hate filled attention seeking halfwit fans, all picking over the not yet dead corpse of our greatest ever manager. A man that is a legend in the game, a visionary and easily the most intelligent, classy man I’ve ever know in football.

They say he must go! Nay, he must be driven out, ridiculed and his greatest moments disparaged and downgraded.

After 22 years at the helm his work is done, we need him no more, off with him, drive him into the wilderness, once we have tarred and feathered him of course!

But here is the thing, it’s with a heavy heart that I accept the end is near, and that a tipping point has been reached. I don’t think he has the time, or the backing from the board, fans and players that he would need to turn the ship again.  Perhaps after 22 years a new voice is needed. Maybe it is all stale. But what I don’t accept, and will never accept, is that Arsene Wenger is not a great manager, let alone that he never was one. I’m simply calling bullshit on that much used soundbite.

How many times has José Mourinho gone stale at clubs? I can think of three occasions where he has been sacked, where his tactics have failed, and he has been cast aside. But what happened next? Another massive job.  People claiming he was one of the world’s best managers, and yet he couldn’t survive beyond 3 years.

Were people claiming he was not the manager he once was when he won the CL in 2004 with Porto?

No, they were not. They were using this 14 year-old achievement as evidence of his greatness.

Jürgen Klopp lasted almost 7 years at Borussia Dortment before flirting with relegation and being sent on his way.  Did people say he used to be great and now he isn’t? No, they didn’t, and it doesn’t look much like it either, now does it?

Carlo Ancelotti, currently unemployed after being sacked for the umpteenth time. Yet many people are suggesting he could replace Arsene. Why, if not keeping success going is evidence of a decline in managerial abilities?

Even Pep Guardiola ran out of steam at Barca and needed a year out, and felt 3 years at Bayern was enough before he got stale.

So if we accept that Arsene’s race at Arsenal is run, it does not follow that it’s because he is no longer a great manager, visionary and football intellectual. In fact I suggest the very opposite, that he has taken 22 years to reach the point that these so called great mangers reach in a fraction of the time, means he has most likely proved he is greater than them, rather than their inferior.

Oh and by the way, there is only one ARSENE WENGER.

 

154 comments on “Arsene Has Lost It? GTF.

  1. Interesting conversation about the make up of the board and I tend toward the broader make up argument though whether gender or race or class are areas that need to be explored I don’t know. A wider input of ideas I think it generally good for any business.

    AFC is not however a normal ‘board’. There are no shareholders with influence other than Stan. And if any AFC board member, executive or non executive, does not do what Stan requires then they will be out the door. As for involving a newspaper editor (banned horrified look)!?!. Stan would rather kiss a cobra.

    What is almost 100% certain is that whoever sits on the board of a top PL club you will come from a certain background, you will hold certain ‘views’, you will have been educated to a certain level, and you will have a bank account with a lot of £000s in it.

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  2. I think the focus on diversity sometimes forgets that the end goal is for the board to perform better. I don’t think diversity makes it happen automatically. A more diverse board is likely better because people from different backgrounds can add something above and beyond their business knowledge and challenge what becomes conventional thinking. But relevant experience and expertise is still the needed foundation. It should also be considered that the football industry has traditionally been male dominated and as such women who are qualified to be on board will be few and far between.

    Meanwhile, I now have an image in my head of Stan Kroenke making out with a cobra.

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  3. I read through the list of responses just on this board and the all seem reasonable, diversity is important (The cure all Black, Lesbian,disabled would be considered) but these elements don’t seem to be the qualities being demanded in the main by the dissenters .
    They in the main wish for a more open board,a board that lets them know what they are doing at all times, their stratergy short medium and long term.
    Which seems strange as there is some much good coming out of the club even during restructure.

    Am I wrong in seeing thiss as the general trend could someone else tell me what is the demand to change the board?

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  4. I haven’t done a preview, talk among yourselves.

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  5. I don’t usually post on this website but I do follow George on twitter and needless to say the hatred I’ve seen in qoutes posted by “arsenal” fans is quite honestly pathetic and astounding at the same time.This isn’t about wenger in or wenger out,these last two years have shown me how ungrateful people have chosen to abandon their principles and do their outmost to get rid of one of the best managers around.A man who has literally put us back on the map and is the reason why those supporters have loftier ambitions for their club but instead they have turned against him and in doing so even attacked the same people who defend him,who realise what he has given us and are also grateful for what he has done.Now I won’t tell you how to feel nor what to say but I will give you a piece of advice, if these people felt the need to attack Wenger when he’s at his lowest and ridicule everything he has achieved for arsenal football club just because it doesn’t fit their narrative what makes you think that the same “people” or “fans” won’t do the same to you????Be careful who you trust from now on…..a lot of people have finally shown their true colours………this is the real problem at the club and the sad thing is that no manager,club director or super owner will change this for quite a few years to come.

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  6. After we have done tactics, strategy, transfers (policy and execution) sports medicine and contract law it was almost inevitable we would move on to corporate governance George.

    We don’t let the grass grow here No sireee.

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  7. Sniper
    ‏ @clockendsniper

    Those Arsenal fans that need to tell others how to react when Spurs lose because we’ve been toilet can go fuck themselves sideways.

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  8. Lloris is a visionary

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  9. Re: Milan. The boys have shown they can set a solid foundation in a tie of this nature. So I am a little surprised that no one (at least that I’ve seen) has identified the first leg against Chelsea as the blueprint for this encounter.

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  10. Exactly you dont have to win the tie in the first leg but you need to make sure you dont lose it, a score draw is normally a good result to come back with and we have shown we can be very good at home this season.
    ac have been good since there new man took over but Arsene has a habit of teaching new men a trick or two COYG.

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  11. BT commentators arseholes dig dig dig.

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  12. This constant sniping at an English club in a euro tie is beyond a joke

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  13. Mkhitaryan has put AFC 1-0 up

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  14. Decent opening 20 – Sead is at tonight !!

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  15. Refs been on a pigmob course, fucking disgraceful

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  16. HT: AC Milan 0-2 Arsenal

    a very open game, Mkhitaryan opened the scoring and hit the bar late on too. Ramsey with a peach of a goal where he sat the goalie down before stroking the ball into an empty net. Milan have had many chance too, a few too many if you ask me. But with a 2-0 lead we should be able to pick them off in the second half. If we can get the next goal it could be a rout

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  17. That’s more like it. I’m enjoying this football, it’s positively Wengerballesque…

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  18. Playing well so far. Some good attacks and chances. Milan have barely registered a shot in target.

    Hope this can be a confidence boosting win that can push this team on.

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  19. When Arsenal set-up to defend a Çalhanoğlu free kick , then Suso takes it quickly but Xhaka is FOCUSED to head it clear.
    That is a good sign
    In game management good sign
    Tactics being followed and chances taken.
    What’s not to like.

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  20. Mkhitaryan’s goal was a real screamer

    the commentators are furious at AFC winning, any other English side and they get over the top supports, AFC and its the opposite

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  21. I don’t know how many times this idiot commentator has mentioned the losses in our last four games.

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  22. Squawka Football
    ‏Verified account @Squawka
    5m5 minutes ago

    Mesut Özil has now been directly involved in 100 goals for Arsenal in all competitions since joining them in 2013:

    63 assists 🅰️
    37 goals ⚽

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  23. Ffs Sead – Injured !

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  24. AMN on for the injured Kolasinac

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  25. imagine getting booked for that

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  26. Holding on for Ozil, 10 minutes left

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  27. ospina did well there

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  28. elneny on for the injured chambers

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  29. 5 minutes of stoppage time to be played

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  30. Tfft- even I might have struggled with 5 defeats

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  31. FT: AC Milan 0-2 Arsenal

    two top quality goals from Mkhitaryan and Ramsey, several more good chances, stayed solid in the second half, a little more quality and we could have killed off the tie tonight, but 2 up is a great lead.

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  32. commentators and pundits not at all happy about AFC winning 2-0, it was not the script they had been working to.

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  33. A bit too defensive in the second half. Invited trouble and gave away possession needlessly.

    But overall this room should hopefully boost confidence for a good run till the end of the season.

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  34. a welbeck hat trick should sort-the tie in the return game

    well done to the lads

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  35. just seen an Arsenal fan say that Wilshere offers us much more than Ramsey going forward, really he said it

    you’ll not be surprised to hear that he then went on to say Wilshere gives us passion

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  36. There are a few people with egg on their faces after that! As George so eloquently put it: “Arsene Has Lost It? GTF”.

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  37. ha ha ha, now its the players were not playing for wenger but playing to impress whoever will be the next manager, these media cunts are unbelievable

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  38. Paddy
    ‏ @VieiraPaddy

    Donnarumma is going to be calling childline and telling them about Aaron Ramsey. That was abuse.

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  39. Didn’t see it but sounds impressive, well done to them all.
    Could soon end up Londons last team standing in Europe

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  40. All smiles in Alabama this afternoon. Can’t wait to go home and watch this one again properly, with a beer and a remote that lets me rewind and replay certain moments over and over.

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  41. That’s a noteworthy accomplishment, dispatching Milan away after four consecutive losses. Everyone contributed. One aspect that struck me was the use of a purer midfield three, which helped with the flow going forward and the cover in defense.

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  42. What a commanding performance – against a team currently in top form.

    Not too difficult to foresee the patronising, grudging recognition this will get from the media.

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  43. Couldn’t watch the match but I caught Winterburn afterwards on the Arsenal radio stream and he was also interested and reflecting upon how the midfielders set up behind Welbeck in this contest.

    Looking at the Arsenal bench this was an amazing result. Just a shame the injuries deprived one or two a cheeky late sub. appearance in the San Siro.

    As a Juve player might’ve said The Arsenal have just made some interesting history in pulling that off (Milan spent £200M euros in the summer??).

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  44. < no Sissoko's waiting to get on against Gent/Ghent.

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  45. Mkhitaryan: “This is not the first time that two No.10s play together. It’s just a pleasure to play alongside such a player like Mesut Ozil, because everyone knows that he is a world class player.”

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  46. Wow just seen the Ramsey goal, the build up, oh my. In the San Siro.

    It’s a great team goal yet it also underlines that Rambo is the best British midfielder, some can understandably say footballer.

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  47. fins isn’t it still amazing the amount of arsenal fans who still refuse to rate Ramsey

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  48. in a positive way, ramsey is a jack of all trade. he can defend, dribble, pass well, assist, score, head, shoot (has scored some screamers) and cross. he is the only complete player we have. micki might have something to say about that.
    he is a world class! people mention only ozil as the world class at arsenal, that is because of how much we aid to get him and the fact he played for the best club and country in the world. but there are more deficiency in ozils game than ramsey’s and no one admit ramsey is world class. whan he struggles arsenal and wales struggle. and when he is confidendenly in form, the club and country do well. sometimes i even wish he leaves arsenal and go to barca (he is a better player than rakitic) so he can put many to shame. it is easier to assist than to score. ozil for instance would by now have had 200 assist for us and a player like messi with 500 so when we praise the assist to high heaven, we need to priase the scorer more and ramsey is our lampard. we need to support him.

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