A Re-Think On Wenger’s Rules

Arsene Wenger was left disappointed when a list off the fines he imposes on players was leaked in the press but rather than making players pay for training ground misdemeanours to be paid to German giant Per Mertesacker the Arsenal boss should be making his wealthy stars cough up for mistakes in matches.

The fines posted in Arsenal’s Colney training complex are as follows:

OFFENCE

FINE

Non attendance of unused players at Home matches without permission of manager

£1000

Late for training

< 15 mins £250, > 15 mins £500

Late for treatment/massage

< 15 mins £250, > 15 mins £500

Late for travel

£500

Late for match day meetings / meals

£250

Wrong kit on match days

£100

Inappropriate clothing outside of the dressing room

£100

Outdoor shoes in the dressing room

£100

Newspapers, laptops and phones in the medical room

£100

Newspapers in dressing room

£100

Non production of urine sample for two consecutive weeks

£200

Phone calls in the building (texting allowed)

£500

No participating in commercial activities (including Club Day)

£500

I’ve got a few ideas for the rules Wenger should implement on the pitch to make sure his players take more responsibility on the pitch:

OFFENCE

FINE

Concede in the first 15 minutes

£250

Concede in the last 15 minutes

£500

Red Card

£500

Yellow Card

£250

Rolling around on the floor

£100

Hands on hips (the double tea pot)

£100

Loss of possession leading to opposition goal

£500

It was clear Arsenal lacked discipline in the first half in the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday but hitting the players in the pocket may toughen them up when it comes to the big games that are becoming more and more important to a side struggling to make the top 4 this season.

Sam Jewell

One Response to A Re-Think On Wenger’s Rules

  1. goonerd@gmail.com January 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Failure to turn up until the 2nd half of any match – £1000

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