They will be insulting each others’ Mums next if this carries on much further and all it is doing is making Arsenal look even more shambolic and giving those TV pundits, football journalists and fans of rival clubs more bullets to fire at us.
I don’t know about you guys, but I think we are being shot at enough without the manager and a former club legend helping them out. The childish spat between Paul Merson and Arsene Wenger has been going on for a couple of weeks now, as reported by Metro, ever since Merson had an on screen meltdown after the Gunners’ poor performance away to Anderlecht.
Wenger took that on the chin but if Merson thought that was bad, he went ballistic when we threw away a three goal lead at home to the Belgians and laid into Arsenal and Wenger again. This time the Frenchman responded by saying that he did not really value the criticism and opinion of people who thought they knew it all without ever actually managing a club.
A bit unnecessary from Arsene there, but now Merson seems determined to turn it into a playground battle of he said, she said proportions. And I think it needs to stop pretty quickly because it is not helping either peron or the club in general.
Merson said, “I think it’s childish he’s had a dig at me. Not interested in Paul Merson? He was begging me to stay when he offered me a new contract.
“I was surprised when I saw what he’d said about me. It shocked me. It’s weird.”
Come on Paul, you must realise that you are being just as childish and weird as Wenger, while Arsene, if he is not interested in this criticism, should not respond to it. The thing is, both of them want what is best for Arsenal. Of course Merson is allowed to be critical and say what he thinks, that is his job, but he did make it a bit personal and he should know better.
Have it out in private if you must, but please stop this public chest bumping will you?