Have you heard? Arsene Wenger told his squad that he is to resign at the end of the season. He told them just minutes after full-time at Chelsea, in the away changing room of Stamford Bridge. No, honest. Some guy on Twitter said so.
But before we delve into those comical rumours, let’s take stock of just what happened over the weekend. I’ll keep it brief - lest I start crying into my keyboard.
Forget the referee sending off the wrong player - the real shame was that Arsenal showed no bottle from the very first minute.
As I mentioned in my match report & player ratings, the entire game was a shambles.
Forget the referee sending off the wrong player - the real shame was that Arsenal showed no bottle from the very first minute. Koscielny, Chamberlain and Cazorla being the main culprits.
Chelsea were picking up loose balls with ease, running at our petrified defences, and pushing us off the ball like it was nothing. It was nothing short of embarrassing.
There’s no need to go through it play-by-play, because seeing it once was bad enough. The core point I’m trying to get across though, is that we had no desire. Not even an ounce.
How then, will we win the FA Cup? In semi-finals and finals, it’s less about ability, and more about who wants it the most. Our players though, look like they couldn’t give a Monkey’s. Wigan? Hull? Sheffield United? They’ll be scrapping for their lives.
Think about it, is Arsene Wenger really going to reveal his future in the sweaty, mud-stained Stamford Bridge away dressing room?
Coming back to the Arsene exit rumours, I’d urge you not to take too much notice.
Somebody (no names of course) wanted some attention on Twitter, and posted the “rumour” that Wenger had told his players he was off at the end of the season. Naturally, there was no source, just pure guess-work.
Think about it, is Arsene Wenger really going to reveal his future in the sweaty, mud-stained Stamford Bridge away dressing room? It sounds ridiculous, and that’s because it almost certainly isn’t true.
Am I saying Wenger won’t leave? No. He may well opt to not sign another contract at the end of the season - especially if the FA Cup slips away too. But that’s neither here nor there.
Right now, the boys need to buckle down, and turn Swansea over tomorrow when The Swans visit the Emirates Stadium. We need to finish the season strong, win the FA Cup, and strengthen. A lot.
Until then, let’s keep the silly rumours on the back-burner.