To be fair to Arsene Wenger, he has always tried to do things in the right way, or at least what he sees as the right way, while being in charge of Arsenal. And in this cutthroat world that modern football has become when commercial deals and TV revenue seem to be a lot more important than the fans and where players staying loyal to clubs throughout their careers is now something of an anomaly, any kind of values should be welcomed.
Having said that, I would love to see the France international star Dimitri Payet playing for Arsenal and so when the news broke recently, as reported by Metro, that Payet has made it clear to his bosses at West Ham that he wants to leave despite signing a new long term contract in the summer, I was hoping that Wenger would be keen to take advantage.
Instead Metro is reporting that our manager has declared that he hopes that the player and the club can sort out their differences.
He said, ‘The vibes you get from the outside are not very positive I must say.
‘I don’t know what’s really behind [the scenes] I just hope that West Ham and Payet can sort this out.
‘It looks very complicated. The boy is not known for this mentality. What is happening to him now only West Ham can explain that.’
All very honourable from the Prof, except that there are now rumours that plenty of other clubs, including our big Premier League rivals like Chelsea, are not so hesitant about taking advantage of the situation in east London. What do you think Gooners? Are you proud of Wenger’s stance or would you like Arsenal to go for the jugular and try to sign this proven EPL star?