Arsenal win gives Arsene Wenger added pleasure on his birthday

Arsenal give Wenger a lovely birthday present!

October 22nd for me will always bring a smile to my face, because it is the birthday of the one and only, and the best Arsenal manager ever, Mr Arsene Wenger!

No matter what went on in his last few seasons, the man is a legend and what he has done for football and what he has brought to the beautiful game and to Arsenal in particular cannot and will never be taken away from him.

From winning doubles in a season, to his touchline feuds with Mourinho in particular, to the special Invincibles, and many many more memories and moments he was part of, he was and still is a unique and special manager and person, and Arsene for me will always be Mr Arsenal.

Having spent his last four birthdays away from the touchline though he has seen Arsenal win three times:

2018 Arsenal 3 v 1 Leicester

2019 no game

2020 Rapid Wien 1 v 2 Arsenal

2021 Arsenal 3 v 1 Aston Villa

So, on his 72nd birthday in 2021, wherever he is, I am sure he saw Mikel Arteta lead his team to a victory over Aston Villa that even Wenger himself would be proud of no doubt.

With high intensity, press and teamwork from start to finish, it was definitely a better performance than we have seen in the last few games from the boys and they kept it up from the first to the last whistle.

Arsene wherever you may be, I hope you had a lovely birthday, topped off with the three points for your old team.

So happy birthday Monsieur Wenger, here’s to many many more healthy and happy years of your intelligence and passionate footballing brain!

 

Shenel Osman

@sh3n3l_

Tags Aston Villa Wenger

14 Comments

  1. fairfan says:

    The truth is Arsene to this day believes he should still be the Arsenal manager.
    He is still very bitter about being replaced so much so that he has never returned to the Emirates. After early success Arsene grew to believe he was invincible that HE was Arsenal it was Arsene FC. But the PL andscape changed. Chelsea gas, Abu Dhabi oil at City Klopp at Liverpool and Pochettino at Spurs. Arsene slipped to 5th/6th. After 20 years It was tme to go. But Arsene like a punch drunk fighter to the end believed that he had one more title win in him. It never came and he was shown the door. He often admitted there was no life outside of football so his sacking hit him very hard. His bizarre suggestions lately especially the biennial world cup hints at a man looking for relevance from a world which has largely moved on.

    1. jon fox says:

      A little too hard on him I feel and esp the “punch drunk fighter , which I find insulting to him and his integrity, but essentially not too far from the truth, esp about the silly two year WC idea, which is doomed to fail.

      We all need to remember that, like all humans, he is fallible but he is still a TRULY remarkable man and that needs to be said IMO!

      PERSONALLY – AND ALTHOUGH I WANTED HIM GONE EVER SINCE 2008 AND CALLED FOR THAT LOUD AND LONG – I RETAIN ENORMOUS ADMIRATION AND RESPECT FOR HIM AS A MAN, THOUGH THAT DOES NOT MEAN I AGREED WITH HIS LAST SEVERAL YEARS OR HIS WORLD CUP STANCE.

      PERSPECTIVE IS IMPORTANT AND HELPS GET TO THE TRUTH, I FEEL.

      1. fairfan says:

        @jon fox. Would you say Jose Mourinho Alex Fergusson and Pep Guadiola are great men?
        Like us “great” contrubutors to JA inclding the up and coming Shenel we are all flawed but rarely floored for long. We bounce back…eventually 🙂
        I notice that CAPS lock on your device is flawed sometimes 🙂

        1. jon fox says:

          fairfan, Surprised you have not worked out that I and many others too, use caps FOR EMPHASIS!

          When we speak, we can use emphasis in our voice and it is a well known – though clearly not to all – device, to enable use of emphasis in the written word too. NOW YOU KNOW!

          However, I choose not to use emojis, as I PREFER TO MAKE MY THOUGHTS CRYSTAL CLEAR, WHICH CHILDISH EMOJIS DO NOT DO.

      2. Dan kit says:

        Absolutely nonsense once again
        Your living upto that FF tag I’ll give you that mate .

        1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

          so much so DK that even when he says something I just might concur with it’s impossible to offer up any plaudits as he’s such a goalpost moving, both side of his mouth talking FF

  2. jon fox says:

    Another disapppointing article written just for the sake of writing!
    What did it boil down to? Oh yes, Shenel was pleased that AW could enjoy a birthday win.

    Who’d have thought THAT!!

    So aren’t we ALL also able to enjoy it, birthday or no birthday?
    It said nothing of any consequence whatsoever and that is my objection to this sham article.
    I AM NOT TRYING TO BE HARD ON SHENEL, BUT WHAT IS THE POINT OF WRITING IF YOU HAVE NOTHING OF ANY CONSEQUENCE TO SAY?

    1. Admin Pat says:

      Jon, you are living up to your Grumpy Old Git label today.
      As my mum always said, if you’ve nuffink nice to say, then don’t say nuffink!

      1. jon fox says:

        No Ad Pat I am not.

        As ever, I am being truthful and the fact is that you do not like the truth about the vacuousness of so many JA articles being exposed , not that they need exposing, as a huge amount of other Gooners have said exactly the same as me, over many years too. As you well know!

        Why not instead resolve to do something to change this vacuousness?

        1. Admin Pat says:

          Why not YOU resolve to stop annoying me as you are wasting my time and yours…..

  3. ken1945 says:

    It’s my birthday today (23rd) and I’m celebrating 🎂🎊🍻

    I would like to know, fairfan, where you get all your “information” from?

    AW has stated many many times, that the reason he has not returned to the club, is because of the personal abuse he got from a section of our fan base.
    It seems you are determined to keep it going.

    1. Sue says:

      Happy Birthday, Ken!! Enjoy 🥂

    2. Admin Pat says:

      23rd Birthday Ken?

    3. And_Arteta_Said... says:

      Never read him saying that. Please send link.
      Thank you.

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