I am a great supporter of Arsene Wenger and I find his commitment to nurturing Arsenal's young players a refreshing change from a resume builder like Jose Mourinho. He brought out his U-21 and U-19 squad to play Chelsea's senior squad in the Carling Cup and the young lads acquitted themselves magnificently. But Wenger's whining about the referees has gotten out of hand. It is one thing rebutting Sam Allardyce's grandstanding but you really get into a bit of a cesspool when you accuse the referees of lying.
In US politics we have our vast right wing and left wing conspiracies (VWRC and VWLC) but Wenger's contention is that the referees are a cabal constantly plotting to trip him up. There is one standard for him and different standards for the rest. Wenger victimizes himself and worse still enjoys this misery because in the end he can claim that refereeing decisions did him in. It is now a mantra in France that Wenger would go further if it were not for the bleeding Brit referees. An atavistic form of the Norman invasion is being played out. Mourinho on the other hand loves dishing out pain to the referees. Guess who got away easier in the Carling Cup debacle. The sadist or the masochist. Chelsea is motoring on to the FA Cup final, meeting with Valencia, and still have a whimper of a chance at the Premiership. Arsenal's season came to an inglorious end with suspensions and injuries.
The FA found Emmanuel Adebayor guilty of threatening conduct and has suspended him for a fourth game in addition to the three that he is currently serving. What are the odds that this would not have occurred if Wenger had not accused the assistant referee of lying?