Oh they do like to get stuck into Arsenal don’t they? Whether it is questioning the effort or heart of the Arsenal players or showing a complete lack of respect top Arsene Wenger, the football media in general and the pundits on TV in particular seem to me to have it in for the Gunners for some reason.
Mesut Ozil has a languid style? Let’s keep calling him lazy despite the stats showing time and a again that he is one of the biggest runners in the team. Do things a bit differently to the likes of Man City and United who have sent the transfer fees spiralling into cloud cuckoo land with their spending and you are out of touch and living in the past.
You might think that, despite no Premier League title for years, Wenger and Arsenal would get some credit for staying in the top four, until missing out by a single point last year, and earning three FA cup trophy wins in four seasons, but apparently not, as a report by The Mirror makes crystal clear.
We are used to hearing a lot of unfair criticism but for Roy Keane to suggest that Arsenal are now one of the worst teams in the Premier League is really taking it up a notch and what makes it worse is that the reports says the former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon nodded his head in agreement.
Keane said, “I think most teams in the Premier League are ahead of Arsenal.”
Maybe we are not as high in the league table as we would like but there are plenty below us. This one comment may be the extreme but it represents what I feel is a serious anti Arsenal media and with Wenger and the players under that sort of pressure I think the lads have to get a result in Belgrade tonight. Lose and I can only imagine what Keane and others will come out with….