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Does this season represent the finest managing job in Arsene Wengers career?
This question has nothing to do with transfer policy or the way the club is run. This is just about training-ground and match-day preperation and execution.
Just think, 12 months ago we were top of the table and flying. If someone then had said that in 12 months:
Flamini, Hleb, Diarra and Gilberto would be gone before the next season started.
Rosicky wouldnt play a single game.
Eduardo would be injured in March and not play another game.
Toure would get malaria in the summer and completely lose form.
Gallas would implode, lose the captaincy, and create a huge dressing room rift.
Walcott and Cesc would be injured and miss huge chunks of the season, and Cesc would be only "average" when he did play.
Eboue would be given a standing "boo" by the Arsenal crowd during one game.
Our only new players would be Nasri and a 17 year-old Welsh kid and that Nasri would have missed as many games as he had played.
Senderos would have been sent out on loan in the summer.
Clichy would have made more mistakes in the first 4 months of the season as in the previous two years combined.
Would anyone have thought we would still be within 8 points of the lead?
I dont know, I was thinking about this last night. For all that we criticize him for other things, you cannot say the guy has lost it as far as his ability to manage a team.
You have finally woken up to something that has been as glaringly obvious to most genuine ...
You have finally woken up to something that has been as glaringly obvious to most genuine Arsenal supporters, as your criticisms of him have been glaringly out of touch based on gossip columns, with no obvious evidence or proof that you know what you are talking about, or know anything about football.
It's about bloody time some thought was given to what AW has given us, and what he has had to endure, with no complaints ever, of the injuries his team have sustained both on and off the pitch. Yet he continued to insist on playing the only kind of football he believes in, the kind of football that frightened the bejesus out of the opposition, and gets clobbered both on and off the pitch for it.
If Ferguson deserved a knighthood, then they should give AW a VC for valour in the face of all the odds the enemy (english) stacked against him.
There was once a time at Highbury when week in, week out, year in and year out, the North bank was sent home empty to weep in their beer, and we never forget. So Amen to Arsene Wenger.
Didn't like him getting into bed with the russian fella, I just don't think Arsena...
Didn't like him getting into bed with the russian fella, I just don't think Arsenal should be a sugar daddy club.
I agree that the departure of Dein was a blow for the club, a lot depends on the shares of...
I agree that the departure of Dein was a blow for the club, a lot depends on the shares of the recently departed director and how they are disposed of. If Red and White Holdings get their hands on the shares, not withstanding the fact that they will be forced to dispose of a certain amount to remain within the club regulations, then Dein will be back with a bang.
I think Wenger WILL be proved right in the medium term, as other clubs finances unravel he will be shown to have been correct in his assumptions.
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