Arsene Hit With 3 Game Ban For Telling The Truth And Lemar For Aubameyang.

Morning, folks.

Yesterday the FA decided to ban Arsene Wenger for 3 games for his conduct after the 1-1 draw with West Brom. After the game finished, it was alleged he made a series of profane remarks and questioned the integrity of Mike Dean. Arsene has admitted to doing so, hence the ban. He’ll also receive a fine of £40k for his troubles. For a man on a decent enough wage, that’s not really going to be much of an inconvenience. One less caviar supper this month.

The official statement from the FA said:

“Arsene Wenger will serve a touchline ban for Arsenal’s next three matches after he was charged with misconduct.

It follows an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today at which the Arsenal manager admitted that his language and behaviour in the match officials’ changing room after the West Brom game on Sunday was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee.

He was also fined £40,000.”

It should have read:

Arsene Wenger will serve a touchline ban for Arsenal’s next three matches after he was charged with misconduct.

It follows an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today at which the Arsenal manager admitted that his language and behaviour in the match officials’ changing room after the West Brom game on Sunday was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee. It was all accurate. Regrettably, we understand that Mike Dean is a imbecilic, incompetent, blunderous lump and his decision was nothing short of breathtakingly stupid, but he is still our precious little snowflake and we are duty bound to wrap him in cotton wool, tell him how special he is and under no circumstance allow him to be responsible for his f*ck-witted performance.

We fully intend to line our pockets with a completely unnecessary fine”

To be perfectly honest, If Arsene has admitted his guilt then he’s only got himself to blame. He has stood by his actions and his accusations (The conspiracy theories are a bit silly) so I do admire him for that, but given his previous run-ins with those in the position of authority, he should know how these things work by now. There is a game involved and sometimes you have to play it a little better. I don’t see how we can complain about our manager getting a ban when he himself has admitted to the wrong doing. It’s just something that we’ll deal with simply enough and Steve Bould can enjoy 3 matches patroling the sideline as Arsene watches him from the stands.

Elsewhere today, we’re now not signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Nope. According to Arsene, this is “not a possibility” So that’s the end of that… Or is it?

The futility of managers addressing questions about transfers is that their answers essentially mean nothing. They can hardly come out and directly state interest for fear of upsetting the deal, the player or the Club from which they are purchasing. On the opposite side, any form of denial is readily dismissed as “Well, he would say that” regardless of how true it might be. It’s a pointless question asked interminably by journalists in the hope that this might just be the time in which a manager slips up and accidentally reveals everything.

As far as we know, we could have already agreed a deal to sign Aubameyang, or we’re not interested in the slightest. It could be that today’s rumours about our first choice being Monaco’s Thomas Lemar are true. Or maybe they’re not. Maybe we want both players and we’re going to keep Alexis. Maybe we’ll spend £500 billion on a time machine and announce the signing of a peak Alessandro Nesta to sure up our defence. Maybe Mavropanos will be our only piece of business in January and the Internet will explode in a incandescent ball of pent-up middle-aged agression. Maybe…

We’re never going to know until it’s announced by Arsenal. People often critique transfer rumours, but I think they’re great fun as long as you adopt the above philosophy and don’t take them seriously. There’s no point getting wound up or aggravated by who we may not have bought and who others have. I enjoy to see players linked with Arsenal and like to wonder how they’d fit into our system or whether they’d be a success in English football – I think Aubameyang would have an instant impact, but Lemar is the better long-term choice.

That’s all for today folks. Tomorrow sees the return of The FA Cup 3rd round and it feel like only yesterday we won the trophy in May. we head to Nottingham Forest for what could be a tricky tie. I’ll bring you a delicious preview the game in the morning.

Until that time, and as always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.

Soundtrack to this post:

Cassius – ‘See Me Now’

2 Comments

  1. foreverinourshadows

    Wenger’s great at deflecting the attention away from how bad our defence, how stagnant we have become, how predictable we are, we are worst than last season, Wenger knows this and he is great at spin, the man is a clown and an embarrassment to the club when he acts like a child, get him out so we can start rebuilding. I can not defend the man as he is simply a joke

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    1. James 'Raul' Stokes (Post author)

      @foreverinourshadows:

      I think it’s time for a change, that I agree with.

      But you should consider using words like “clown” and “embarrassment” to describe a man who’s bought more success to Arsenal than anyone is an incredibly stupid thing to do.

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