The one thing about the Internet is that what you say is recorded for posterity, if you say one thing one day and the next day you say something very different it gets noticed and if you continue to flip flop with your opinions then it is just a matter of time before your opinions are are no longer of value and I fear that will happen to our very own Martin Keown if he is not careful.
Talksport published an article on the 12th with Keown giving his opinion on whether Arsenal will finish top-four, this is what he had to say on the subject
“I don’t think they will [finish in the top four], I think Manchester United will squeeze into that.
“It’s the away form that’s going to cost Arsenal this year, unless Emery can find a way to improve away from home.
“They’ve got to go to Leicester, Watford and Wolves. If Emery can sort out a system that makes Arsenal as effective away from home as they are at home, they end up in the top four and they may well win the Europa League.
“It’s there for him, but he’s got to sort that out.”
So, just a couple of days ago Arsenal will not finish top-four, Man Utd will squeeze into that position claims our former defender.
Now then, after Man Utd win on Saturday you would expect him to maintain that opinion, I mean, United actually won, but nope, not Keown.
‘I think they’re [Manchester United just going to miss out,’ said Keown.
‘Arsenal, you may expect me to say that, but I’ve gone through the fixtures and I just think they’re just too tough for Man Utd ‘When you look at these games they’ve got play City I think that will be a draw I don’t think they can win that one for me it’s not going to happen ’75 points I think they’ll get, same as Arsenal but they’ll finish above on goal difference’
Okie Dokie, so the only thing that happened between those comments is that United actually got three more points.
Keown was a very consistent defender, a bit nutty maybe but a bloody good player for us but as a pundit he leaves a lot to be desired, there is nothing wrong with changing one’s mind, I have all season long but because of circumstances that give a clearer picture, that is not what has happened here.
Martin takes edging your opinions to a whole different level, do not be surprised if on Tuesday he says we will win the Europa League, on Wednesday we will get knocked out and on Thursday back to us winning it.