Arsene Wenger: A Successful Failure?
Josie Mourinho came back to the Premier League claiming he’d turned a new leaf. A more humane, more palatable version than the one that graced us with his presence 10 years ago. But true to form, when the going gets tough, the mouth gets going.
In November 2005, Josie stepped over the line with the following statement about Arsene:
“I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks, speaks, speaks about Chelsea.”
Last week the line was a mere dot on the horizon, following his latest outburst:
“If he is right and I am afraid of failure it is because I didn’t fail many times. Eight years without silverware, that’s failure. He’s a specialist in failure”
This just shows Josie is back and he is even more disrespectful and even more stupid than before. Proving, once and for all, he has no class, thus toeing the $tamford Bridge party line.
This is backed up by Arsene’s responses to both comments:
“He’s out of order, disconnected with reality and disrespectful. When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes.”
“Those were silly, disrespectful remarks. I know one thing, it’s more embarrassing for Chelsea, than it is for me”
It all comes down to how your success is measured and whether you are a manager of a Real Football Club or the latest one night stand of a corrupt millionaire?
Look at €helsea since Putin’s best mate has been at the helm. Roman arrived in 2003 with his ill gotten gains and since then the Chavs have had 11 managers (counting Josie twice). Blah, blah, blah, old news I hear you say, but when it comes to measuring success, the €helsea model proves how skewed the defining of failure has become.
In Josie’s first two seasons he wins back-to-back titles, in his third he wins the domestic cup double. Success by any normal human beings standards, but when you have £14 billion in the bank and you are used to buying whatever you want, 4 trophies in 3 years isn’t up to scratch and Josie is shown the door.
Follow this up with Carlo Ancelotti winning the double in his first season and being given his P45 a year later and then Roberto di Matteo lifting the 2012 Champions League title, only to be booted out 6 months down the line and you have proof that money and power breeds an arrogance that expects everything & if you don’t get it all then the toys are thrown out of the pram, along with the poor incumbent.
In Wenger’s time The Arsenal have, won 3 Premier League titles and 4 FA cups, including 2 doubles and the Invincibles season. Not to mention 17 consecutive top 4 finishes and a new stadium, which is the envy of most European clubs (all bought and paid for without suckling at an oligarch’s bosom).
Success by anyone’s standards.
This has all been done the right way, with class, based on the simple ethos; ‘You spend what you earn’. I know we haven’t won a trophy since 2005 (which sucks), but it’s all about how you view success.
This SUCCESS, ensures that long after Roman gets bored at The Bridge and buggers off back to Siberia, The Arsenal will still be at the top of the Premier League challenging for trophies, whereas €helsea will be broke and battling it out to avoid relegation, in front of a half full stadium.
Also further to Josie’s most recent comment:
“If I do that in Chelsea, (no trophies in) eight years, I leave and don’t come back.”
Well sorry, that’s just plain bollocks. You see Josie, due to egotistical arrogance at the Bridge, you’d be sunning yourself on a beach with your SECOND payout from Roman, way before you’d get a chance to resign.
Success or failure, it’s all down to perspective, but one things is for sure, Josie, you were sacked by the Chavs in 2007.
Now that’s what I call real failure!
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