Wenger wants an exciting game, whether Arsenal win or lose!

Man United v ArsenalThe game between Man United and Arsenal has always been one of the highlights of any season, and this season the expectation has been raised even higher by the well-documented rivalry between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, but Le Prof thinks that that is but a sideshow and what matters is how good the game is.

Wenger said: “I think before a big game like this it is ‘Mourinho v Wenger’ – but that is not what is most important. What is important is the quality of the game when it starts.

“When you watch Real Madrid v Barcelona you want to see a football game and you are never disappointed because you see the quality of the match. Today, football has changed and even if it is Manchester United v Arsenal, if the game is not good after 20 minutes they move somewhere else, that is what has changed in the modern game.

“Look, it is people who judge. It is about winning and losing and I can understand that. Today, the audience is demanding. Afterwards you can contrast the styles but the game has to be interesting and it can be with differences in style. Something has changed in the last five years is that the audience test the game and the quality of what they see and if it is not good, they go somewhere else because they have five games a day.”

Is Wenger hinting that he thinks Mourinho should not park the bus and try to play exciting football (like Arsenal!). Sometimes I think Wenger puts the quality of play above the need to win, in which case he is right that is what neutral spectators want to see.

Whereas Mourinho would rather stifle a game and walk away with a point rather than lose. Who’s attitude is right?



  1. G-Rude says:

    I want an exciting game. Whether we win 3-0 or 5-0 🙂

  2. Alexis the Great says:

    Knock him out Arsene!
    It will be an exciting WEEK if we beat them
    The nerves are getting to me.

  3. Gooner4G says:

    One thing is sure, Carzola & Bellerin will be greatly missed. We have players to cover and if the defence lives up to expectations, then we should get a result. Am rooting for Walcott & Alexis to score

  4. ozildatrequartista says:

    I think Wenger’s absolute way of how he thinks football should be played is what both endeers him to some and also makes him so polarizing. I think he has built a good team which can play the way he wants and is also strong defensively. I think arsenal should take the game to united today and have a real go at them. They definitely have the personnel to do it.

  5. Zimbo says:

    l have never looked forward to Arsenal playing United like l do now. l believe in Wengers philosophy of playing exciting football and that is one of the reason l support our beloved team. Just hoping the comments made by Wenger of wanting to play exciting football will inspire Mourinho not to park the bus.

    @Admin, l take back the comment l made at the start of the season that we are going to be humiliated by United. l guess it was just frustration of the inactivity in the transfer market then.

  6. Twig says:

    I’m not optimistic about this one. I predict a 2-1 Manchester United win 🙁 I’ll love to be proved wrong though!

  7. Arsenal goonz says:

    Man united did a number on us last season for a couple of reason.we were overconfident going into the match due to our form and United’s lack off thereof. Secondly rashford was of unknown quality then and finally we had a shaky defence.Today situation is similar as we are in a better for but I don’t we are going to underestimate them.now we know what damage rash can do,so he’s going to be watched cleverly and finally we have a better defence today albeit our right back issue .moreover Chelsea’s Maureen was able to do us a double last season due to our defensive fragility.in conclusion ,I expect a better performance than last season, however shi t happens in football so fingers crossed and hoping for the best..coyg

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