On a weekend that sees us not involved in a league match, the gloves are off and the fighting talk has begun ahead of Monday nights fixture against the Mancs.
It’s no shock to hear Patrice Evra begin the wars of words either, he’s a nasty little man who always has something to say about Arsenal. I think he’s jealous, he knows we play better football than Manure on our day and something tells me he wished he could be part of it. Why else would he need to worry about what goes on at our club? Same goes for Mourinho, I don’t get why either feel the need to air their views on Arsene or Arsenal.
Do you care what goes on in anyone else’s house? I know I sure don’t!!
Evra has labelled us ‘a load of rubbish’ – he adds,
Arsenal, a big club like that and they have not won a thing for five years? For me that is a crisis and a load of rubbish.
To my mind Arsenal are an Academy team. I’ll watch one of their games and enjoy it, but in the end will they win a trophy? That is what people remember you for.
People are beguiled by Arsenal’s style, but in the end what do they have to show for it? It made me laugh when people said ‘Arsenal, the Barcelona of the French.’ Barcelona play well, but they win! What interests me is a team that wins.
What should interest Mr Evra is what’s going on at Manchester United!! Just who does he think he is?
That statement totally contradicts the view of his team-mate Nani,
Arsenal have been doing well. They are growing up in the way we are. They are a good team. I think they are a bigger threat than Chelsea now. Chelsea have lost a few games and drawn some and their confidence looks a bit low.
But Arsenal have been winning and being top of the league gives you great confidence.
They also have an in-form player in Samir Nasri. He is a big danger and we have to take care of him on Monday.
No surprise then that his comments have set Wenger, Nasri and Cesc off, they have all had something to say in return to the Manure defender. Wenger in his usual calm and gentlemanly way said,
When you want to be a big player, you have always got to respect your opponent and not say remarks that are disrespectful and possibly based more on fear than self-confidence. We are guided by the way we want to play and not by the statements of anybody who plays against us.
I heard his comment and didn’t like it, because we’re not kids. We will show United Arsenal have grown up and are a lot more mature in how we play.
Cesc has added a bit of fuel to this simmering fire too,
It’s a huge game on Monday and we could go four points clear, we’re definitely looking to go to Old Trafford and win. That would be a massive statement of intent for us. We are really going for it.
He’s determined to part of the team too – “If I can play in any way, I will.”
So what with Walcott yesterday saying his bit, Cesc, Wenger and Nasri all talking the talk too, something suggests they really are off to Manchester to walk the walk.
Is there a better time to be going?
The snoods may not be off but the gloves certainly are and I can’t wait for Monday night.
Have a good day all…..