I am writing this article before the Arsenal v Manchester United game and that is because, win, lose or draw, it does not really have a lot of bearing on my point. If Arsenal win then I suppose a lot more Gooners will be happy to agree with me while if we lose then there will be the usual calls for Wenger to be sacked or leave the club of his own accord.
If you missed it Gooners, then you really should check out on Sky Sports the remarkable post-match interview given by the Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after his team crashed to yet another Premier League defeat yesterday.
Now any regular readers will know that I really do not like Mourinho because of the way that he goes about his business. Eye gouging, disrespecting other managers and systematically cheating and doing anything he thinks will gain him and his team an advantage may sound like simply being a winner to some people but for me it is hurting the game that I love.
A lot of Arsenal fans last season and the one before were bemoaning the differences between Mourinho and our own Arsene Wenger and suggesting that Arsenal need someone like the `special´ one. Well I argued the opposite and Mourinho is now showing exactly why. He talks about his surprise at Arsenal sticking with Wenger while we were not winning trophies, but look at him now. He actually said yesterday that a top four finish would be a good result this season because things are not going there way. Boo hoo Jose.
You tore into Wenger for doing the same when all football logic told you that Arsenal should have at least once in the 10 years of financial austerity have dropped to mid table or worse. Wenger managed to keep us up there through all kinds of adversity. Now he wants Chelsea and Roman Abramovich to ignore their bad results and is laying the blame for those results at the feet of anyone but himself.
Arsenal have had to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune over and over again and if Mourinho had been the manager, well he would have crumbled, left and wrecked the club into the bargain, sacking doctors and shredding the confidence of the players, blaming everyone but himself.
Arsene Wenger is, I believe, a football genius and has shown Arsenal some amazing loyalty. Forget the fact that he is well paid because he could have been equally so at any number of other clubs. The man is and always will be an Arsenal legend, while Jose Maureen moaning Mourinho is a nasty, spiteful, dishonest piece of work who deserves all the bad things that are hopefully headed his way.
So how about a bit more appreciation for Le Prof?