Arsenal ends season on a high note

They won against Stoke, 4-1 with Van Persie scoring twice, Diaby adding another, and James Beattie’s own goal rounding of the tally.
But it was all touch and go before the match because a voice from the past had sent doom and gloom through the club. Yes, it was Aliaksandr Hleb, surfacing from a bunker in Barca, like an unwanted boil on the buttcheek to air everything that was wrong with his former club. The modern day version of the woes of the Pharisees. He could not have done better if he were a paid spokesman for Usmanov.
Wenger paid no heed to the carping former Arsenal midfielder with the pretty feet. His concession:
“In the big games, we were still a bit young and played a bit the occasion more than the game, because we were under a lot of pressure and wanted to do so well,” accepted Wenger.
Other than that he was satisfied that the team had made the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the CL. We can debate the measurement of these successes. Wenger’s supporters, the majority will point to these achievements and counsel patience. His critics, a vocal minority will highlight the way most consequential matches ended, as a widening gap between the club and the pinnacle.
There is a lot riding on Wenger to succeed. He is the anti-thesis of the big club manager. In fact, he manages Arsenal with the self discipline of a small club. It is very attractive from a football economics point of view which sees skyrocketing expenses to attain titles as the norm. If Wenger wins, he will have won the right way, and his success will be worthy of emulation. In fact, he should be recruited by the Republicans as the one fiscal conservative who practices what he preaches. Yeah, I thought so, that French thing is a problem.

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4 comments on “Arsenal ends season on a high note
  1. Hey Shourin! I like the stuff you write about. You gracefully and cleverly weave through a discussion of Republican politics, fiscal prudence, sex, human body dynamics and India etc. My great love is football. For me there are two sporting heroes: Diego Armando Maradona and Ayrton Senna.
    I think you may live in the USA, like I do. If you live in Southern California (Huntington Bch+Costa Mesa+Santa Ana+Newport Bch.) area, I would like to meet you. If you want to join my mates and I to watch the Final this week, contact me.
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  2. Hi Vikram
    Thanks. Glad you enjoy my writing. Senna and Maradona are muy increible. I think Senna is Maradona’s hero too.
    Yes, I live in the US but on the other coast. The less bankrupt one :) If you are in the NYC area, and want to get together, soccer or otherwise, give me a call. 646-662-6057. Go Barca!

  3. Arsenal have indeed ended on a good note. They did what they were meant to do this season they came four and have qualified for next years uefa champions league.They could of done much better. This transfer window Wenger is looking to buy some players and when he does he will make his team stronger and his bench stronger. The arsenal young guns have lots of potential but in a team experience always counts. If aresenal dont buy any new star players or experienced ones they will not win the premierleague. In 2004 when they one the premierleague without losing a game they had experienced players by the likes of viera, pires and soul cambell and youngsters like Henry and toure. If they can have a mixture of ages within the team they will be finishing in top 2.

  4. Arsenal have indeed ended on a good note. They did what they were meant to do this season they came four and have qualified for next years uefa champions league.They could of done much better. This transfer window Wenger is looking to buy some players and when he does he will make his team stronger and his bench stronger. The arsenal young guns have lots of potential but in a team experience always counts. If aresenal dont buy any new star players or experienced ones they will not win the premierleague. In 2004 when they one the premierleague without losing a game they had experienced players by the likes of viera, pires and soul cambell and youngsters like Henry and toure. If they can have a mixture of ages within the team they will be finishing in top 2.

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