While I think that us Arsenal fans should not let the hatchet job written by Paul Scholes about our beloved club, it is hardly a surprise that he has done it and that the article appears in The Independent just a few short days before the Gunners head to Old Trafford to try and knock his own beloved club Manchester United out of the FA cup.
It is hardly a surprise that Scholes is biased towards the club he spent his whole career at or that he is not too keen on the club that were big rivals to them for a lot of that time. So don’t get wound up and don’t be shocked that Scholes picks on things like our lack of recent trophies and ignores the financial situation. Or that he glosses over how poor but lucky his team have been this season.
He confidently predicts a United win on Monday and uses the recent record to back him up. Did you watch the game at the Emirates Paul? Lucky does not cover it. And then he has a go at Ozil and drags out the old issue of us having no leaders in the team since Vieira left. No mention of our ongoing injury crisis, the rise of Coquelin or the fact that Di Maria is playing worse than Ozil ever did after costing more money.
Of course he is biased, just like Arsenal fans are biased to our club. More proof, it it was needed, comes in another article from Scholes in which he surprisingly supports his mate Jonny Evans while condemning Cisse in the spitting storm from the Newcastle game. Maybe the ‘Independent’ is not the right paper for Scholes.
While Arsenal fans should take this with a pinch of salt, I hope that it makes Wenger and the players even more determined to prove just how lucky United were in our last game and it is them, not us, that are stuck in the mire.