Arsene Wenger has been called many negative things by many different people during his time at the Arsenal Football Club. Ignorant, a whinger, biased, as blind as a bat and – gulp – a child-molester are all things that I have rather unfortunately heard him called in the past.
But today is the first time I’ve ever heard him referred to as a ‘cunning fox’. The label has come from Dennis Lakhter, an official from Russian club Zenit St Petersburg, who goes on to reveal that the Arsenal manager is using some very clever tricks to try and secure a deal with Andreii Arshavin.
“Arsene Wenger is a cunning fox. In the morning he says Arshavin will play all the time at his club and during the day he says he doubts the capabilities of Andrei to play three games in a row at the highest level. But this is a tactic to fool the competition.”
Ha! Great stuff! Get in there son!
I do think it’s pretty brilliant that Wenger is able to compete in a world where clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid simply bully the other clubs into submission by simply using his brain. Whether his clever tactics end in Arshavin joining Arsenal is another matter entirely but it is a nice reminder to all of those supporters begging for a signing that the manager is making things happen.
In other news there has been another apparent backflip from Emmanuel Adebayor and his agent. If you’ve been keeping tabs on the story – and really, how could you not be? – you would know that the last set of quotes to come from the Togolese striker saw him demanding that Arsenal increase his wages or he would be off. But today sees his agent Stephane Courbis painting quite a different picture.
“Emmanuel is a man of heart, not of money. He is not greedy. He is a kid from the street, has sensibilities and is humble. If this was a money problem, then he would have asked to leave. I know that Arsenal’s political position is that they don’t pay high salaries.”
Once again, I absolutely do not know what to believe. Could it be that the quotes taken from Adebayor last weekend were untrue or is Courbis just trying to save face? It’s all a bit confusing, as it has been all summer, and there’s not much I can say on it until Adebayor either leaves the club or signs an improved deal with Arsenal.
For those that are interested to see what Arsenal’s away kit will look like next season, check out this poster via The Cannon. Personally, I absolutely love it and am a little disappointed that I got a white one last season when I could have got this one instead. Oh well, that’s the way things go these days.
That’s it for today. There was more to talk about than I first thought when I started writing which is a bit of a pleasant surprised. I hope you enjoyed reading – have a splendid day.
What do you think?
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