Unabashedly, I have days where finding a topic to discuss, or scribing something remotely salient, escapes me. When these days arise, as one has currently, there’s a figure sat behind the keyboard of this blog with an incredibly stupid look on his face, as if someone has turned his power off and left him there. That’s me,folks; a motionless idiot. For a good period of time I have stared into the abyss hoping for inspiration.
I didn’t blunder across one story that raised a smile. According to certain reports, Mesut Ozil ran over a reporter. It’s funny just reading it. By all acounts, it’s a whole lot of nothing which is a little disappointing in a way. Imagine the hilarity had he hit Mirror sensationalist, Oliver Holt. I picture Mesut speeding away into the sunset leaving only a crumpled heap of Holt and a fractured alice-band on the side of the road. Priceless.
Probably the main area of intrigue for me was a few discussion I spotted about Arsene Wenger’s new contract. At this stage, absolutely nothing is evident regarding that deal – no alleged figures or duration. The conversations that spring up from time to time see AKB and WOB locked in heated debates over wether or not he deserves one. Some who are blindly loyal would argue bloody murder that he does. The other, equally as aggressive, view is that Arsene should be allowed to move to different pastures and an injection of fresh methods introduced to Arsenal.
Coming up with my own personal opinion isn’t as simple as saying yes or no. I can find merit in both arguments once you strip away the layers of vitriol and rage. Many good points can be lost on Twitter simply because folks feel the need to express them with such vehemence. No one person could deny the amount Arsene Wenger has done for our Club, ‘revolutionised’ being the word often used and one that’s tough to disagree with. The impact he had when arriving was sensational and a place in the history books rightly awaits him regardless of the future.
However, I have no qualms in agreeing with those that lament his mistakes. No man is infallible and Arsene’s choices in recent years have served to baffle me senseless at times. Transfer policies and recruitment primarily is an area in which he hasn’t showered himself with glorious praise, and some of our efforts have frustrated.
Yet the past is an irrelevance to me when discussing his contract. Whilst it offers a good idea of how things may pan out, the most important question of all is, “Is Arsene the right man to lead Arsenal forward”. I think he his. My assertion isn’t blindly faithful to the man. My belief in that is simply because I struggle to come up with a name I’d be convinced can do a better job. Arsene Wenger has his faults, but he breathes Arsenal and wants success as much as anyone.
That’s all for today, folks. You know the drill – hit me up with a comment in the handy box below. How do you feel about Arsene Wenger being offered a new contract? I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts.
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.