Friday
Mar242017

Protests to continue indefinitely if Wenger signs new contract

The feeling from the last seven days of news stories is that Arsene Wenger is intent on signing a new two-year deal at Arsenal. The board still backs him because, apparently, puppet Chairman Sir Chips Keswick got his Hong Kong mate’s to fly that plan over West Brom last Saturday.

If true, how embarrassing is that?

Meanwhile, Wenger has been on the phone to all his ex-players pleading with them to back him up in the media. He’s also been on the offensive, desperately trying to engineer fans back into his camp by making retarded blanket statements in support of himself, e.g. “only one team can win the Premier League”, “how I nearly signed Suarez” and “next season I’m going to revolutionise the team”.

To be fair, he won’t have much choice but to revolutionise the team because all his star players are leaving. I think it’s fair to say that Ozil and Sanchez, along with Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere and Gibbs (albeit the worst left back to ever represent the club) will definitely not be at Arsenal next season, although Wenger might find it harder to transform his squad considering he’s already handed contract extensions to proven wastes of space like Giroud, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin and Bellerin.

If Wenger is to sign his contract, I’d expect him to do it before the Man City game in eight days’ time, particularly as there are more protests planned at the Emirates prior to that match. Indeed, those protests could be swelled by supporters who thought Wenger might step down amicably but now realise the only way he’ll be persuaded is via a crowbar and a bottle of Rohypnol.  

Either way, the club will soon realise that protesting against Wenger will be the norm now until the end of his days as Arsenal manager, whenever that is. The glass ceiling has been broken. Just as Wenger has dug himself in for the long haul, so has the anti-Wenger faction, which shows no appetite for backing down this time.

Removing Wenger will now become a way of life - protests as routine as supporters eating hot dogs outside the ground.

If doing his job competently wasn’t difficult enough, this will make it practically impossible. Wenger’s entire future will be plagued by a relentless backdrop of negativity and never-ending speculation - a distraction that will affect the players and the staff, making the club an unattractive prospect to join and casting a massive black cloud for an indeterminate period. It will also cost the club money as many protest groups are now organising themselves to create schemes that will hit the club in the pocket.

People often ask me “what do you think Wenger will do”? But I’m sane and rational, Wenger isn’t. Only a freak would be prepared to enter into a massive rebuilding job operating under such a horrendous atmosphere of pessimism and abuse. Fans also ask me whether they believe Arsenal will still make the top four this season. Personally, I think Arsenal will have to win 7 out of their 11 remaining games, and probably draw the other 4.

Feel free to draw your own conclusions from that. 

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Thursday
Mar162017

Arsenal Sporting Director application letter revealed

Left on a train seat apparently:



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Monday
Mar132017

Wenger is a cockroach

Read an interview with Wenger yesterday in which he fell to brand new, desperate lows.

Quote: "It is always interesting to take a distance, because people keep your eye and brainwash you with what you think is right. We are in the semi-final of the FA Cup. How many times have we been? You have to accept that nothing is good enough, you have to live with that.”

Seriously, this is verging on psychopathic. Only a maniac like Wenger would attempt to pass off Arsenal beating Preston, Southampton reserves, Sutton Utd and Lincoln as an accomplishment.

First fourth was a trophy, now an FA Cup semi-final is a trophy. Next season, Europa Cup qualification will be a trophy. It will never end with this ghastly cockroach in charge.

"Get out of that heated atmosphere and look at things in an objective way. Sometimes it confirms what people say. Sometimes it doesn't. It is down to me to take the right distance - people are right and people are wrong as well. I managed about 2,000 games and might know a little something about the game as well.”

His arrogance is titanic, and his opinion of Arsenal fans, or anyone that happens to disagree with him, is borderline psychotic. All that exists is his selfish, narcissistic power grab at the expense of anyone or anything that stands in his way. Screw Arsenal and screw its supporters - the lonely old man who now only cares about perverting the agenda until end of days. Just like a dictator doesn't love his country, Wenger doesn't love the club, he loves himself. It's so painfully obvious.

This is a man who watched the Bayern thrashings another three times yet still managed to delude himself into believing that he was unlucky, tactically competent or his players actually give a sh*t. This berk watched Barcelona’s sensational turnaround against PSG on repeat just so he could spend five hours trying to dream up excuses in order to re-contextualise his own wretched failures.

Wenger is deplorable. This is embarrassing.

Nobody is objective, except Arsene Wenger – the master of faux-manipulation. According to him, Arsenal fans are manipulated chumps, conned into believing he is underachieving by an agenda-driven media. Yet anyone with a peanut for a brain can see the hypocrisy - how Wenger has spent the last decade using the very same media to perpetually and deliberately manipulate supporters with his litany of hair-brained excuses and lies.

These are the desperate, flailing throws of a malevolent tyrant, desperate to manoeuvre his way out of the grave he’s dug himself.

It’s only when you read this repellent hogwash that you realise how limp and feeble the Arsenal board is. Can you imagine any other high-profile club in Europe allowing their manager to spend so much time deliberately bleeding stories into the media, accusing its own fans of being brainwashed to deflect from his underachievement?

On the positive side, the protests are clearly getting to Wenger, and that’s why they have to continue at every single home game. And if Wenger has the audacity to sign another contract, Arsenal fans should protest every single weekend for the duration of those two years as well. That has to be made very clear to Arsenal Football Club.

And a message to the Arsenal fans that believe Wenger should go but sit idly at matches doing nothing while others make banners or organise marches, you’re an embarrassment to Arsenal Football Club and yourself. You deserve failure, you deserve manipulation, you deserve disrespect and you deserve to be conned. Brave, principled people have given you an avenue to express your frustration, and you’re silently throwing it in their faces.

I no longer have any sympathy for Arsenal fans that piss and moan about Wenger yet are too lazy or misguided to do anything that might make a difference.

Basically, put up or shut up.

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Friday
Mar102017

Second anti-Wenger protest; Saturday 4:15 @ Avenell Road

I attended the pre-Bayern Munich protest on Tuesday night and was quite surprised by the high turnout. Contrary to media reports of there being 100-200 people, in my opinion it was easily double that – more like 400 minimum.

However, this is still a very small percentage of the matchday attendance and I would implore supporters to make more effort to join the march tomorrow and help do their bit to get Wenger out of the club.

I would like to thank the The Online Gooner for stepping up and organising these marches. Hopefully, they will be organised at every home game between now and the end of the season, irrespective of results, and attendances will increase.

The march was respectful towards Wenger, and those fans that did not take part were respectful to those who did. That’s how it should be.

See you tomorrow at Avenell Road.

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Friday
Mar032017

Wenger – a specialist in narcissism/protest 7th March

Once labelled a “specialist in failure” by Jose Mourinho, Wenger yesterday rebranded himself as a “specialist in masochism” – pointing to his years of “sacrifice” as Arsenal coach.

Judging by Wenger’s latest round of ludicrous comments, I can only conclude that he is not a specialist in masochism but a specialist in narcissism. On the subject of management, he remarked, "Basically you get 90 per-cent aggravation and 10 per-cent job satisfaction and you have to give everything in your life for that. I believe as well it allowed me to get to the next level as a human being, to develop my strengths in what makes a human being great as well.”

Next-level human? Seems strange coming from an (alleged) adulterer who physically manhandles match officials and other managers, and has been repeatedly banned by the FA and UEFA for verbal abuse.

The only thing that's next-level is Wenger’s narcissism. The man’s delusion knows no bounds: "To get the best out of people, that is absolutely fantastic. And of course you have disappointments, with people, with results. But it is as well a fantastic opportunity in life to go for what is really great in human beings, to get yourself to the next level always, to improve, to invent yourself, to push your limits further up and not to have an average life.”

How many players has Wenger improved in the last decade to justify that absurd claim? What is this mythical “next level” he keeps speaking of? Where’s the personal improvement - the reinvention? What limits has he surpassed recently?

These comments epitomise Wenger’s delusions of grandeur. A legend in his own mind, he is also a classic manipulative narcissist.

Author Shahida Arabi goes into some depth on what she calls the “malignant narcissist” in her book POWER: Surviving and Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse. The following extracts appear to be a frighteningly accurate portrayal of Wenger, and how Arsenal fans have become the victims of his personality disorder:

Projection: “One sure sign of toxicity is when a person is chronically unwilling to see his or her own shortcomings and uses everything in their power to avoid being held accountable for them. This is known as projection. Projection is a defense mechanism used to displace responsibility of one’s negative behavior and traits by attributing them to someone else. It ultimately acts as a digression that avoids ownership and accountability. Rather than acknowledge their own flaws, imperfections and wrongdoings, malignant narcissists prefer that their victims take responsibility for their behavior and feel ashamed of themselves. Narcissistic abusers love to play the “blameshifting game.” Objectives of the game: they win, you lose, and you or the world at large is blamed for everything that’s wrong with them.”

Blanket statements and generalizations: “Malignant narcissists aren’t always intellectual masterminds – many of them are intellectually lazy. Rather than taking the time to carefully consider a different perspective, they generalize anything and everything you say, making blanket statements that don’t acknowledge the nuances in your argument or take into account the multiple perspectives you’ve paid homage to. If you bring up to a narcissistic abuser that their behavior is unacceptable for example, they will often make blanket generalizations about your hypersensitivity or make a generalization such as, “You are never satisfied,” rather than addressing the real issues at hand.”

Changing the subject to evade accountability: "This type of tactic is what I like to call the “What about me?” syndrome. It is a literal digression from the actual topic that works to redirect attention to a different issue altogether. Narcissists don’t want you to be on the topic of holding them accountable for anything, so they will reroute discussions to benefit them."

Covert and overt threats: “Narcissistic abusers and otherwise toxic people feel very threatened when their excessive sense of entitlement, false sense of superiority and grandiose sense of self are challenged in any way. Rather than tackle disagreements or compromises maturely, they set out to divert you from your right to have your own identity and perspective by attempting to instil fear in you about the consequences of disagreeing or complying with their demands. To them, any challenge results in an ultimatum and “do this or I’ll do that” becomes their daily mantra.”

Condescending sarcasm and patronizing tone: “Sarcasm can be a fun mode of communication when both parties are engaged, but narcissists use it chronically as a way to manipulate you and degrade you. Forget that the toxic person constantly has temper tantrums every time their big bad ego is faced with realistic feedback – the victim is the hypersensitive one, apparently.”

In an attempt to end the living nightmare that any normal, sane and rational Arsenal fan is going through at present, the Online Gooner has organised an anti-Wenger protest. You can join them just after 6pm on 7th March 2017 outside Highbury’s old East Stand, from where they “intend to walk together to the Armoury at the new stadium and make the point, as loudly as possible, that Arsène Wenger should not be offered a new contract and that he should leave at the end of this season.”

I’ll be doing my best to attend this event.

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