Wenger moans at the pitch this time

First the equalizer was offside (nothing to do with Almunia), then the tackling was a bit tough from Birmingham. Now apparently we have got to the real source of the problem, it was the fault of the pitch.

Not content with blaming opposing players, or on other occasions the referee, this time the pitch is to blame!

I’m surprised he hasn’t had a go at The FA for not banning the groundsman, or maybe he might suggest that they impound his lawnmover, forcing Birmingham City to buy some new and better pitch grooming equipment.

The pitch clearly wasn’t good enough for Arsenal, how insulting is that!

The clearly frustrated Wenger let rip in the aftermatch press conference after he got a question he didn’t like, saying,

“How is Fabregas? I don’t know. We will have to assess him tomorrow. But it was a bad tackle, one more. He got tackled at the knee, kicked just under the knee. We tried to take him off but he said he was all right.”

“Am I suggesting there were a lot of bad tackles? Leave me alone with that, for fuck’s sake.”

“You are always looking for controversy, you do not need me to tell you what happened on the pitch. I can give you my opinion about our game but you always create this controversy.”

In fairness to him, he did also say that Arsenal “had enough chances to have scored a second goal,” and in failing to finish Birmingham off, they left the door open.

After backing Almunia in January by not buying a new goalkeeper, when everyone involved in, or who watches football, could cleary see he needed one. Wenger has to accept his proportion of the blame as well. Arsenal can now no longer afford any slip ups at all.

This could have been the mistake that cost Arsenal the title.

Wenger insults O’Neill this time

Arsene Wengers claim that Aston Villa are a long ball team is yet another cheap swipe from this bitter, twisted, bad loser.

Ok, so Arsenal didn’t lose, and in fairness to Wenger he openly admits to being a bad loser.

Arsenal are also the best side to watch in the country by a mile, and Arsene Wenger should be applauded for the way his teams play and have played over the years, they are a joy to watch.

I also admire the work Wenger puts into youth, the fact that he is prepared to develop a player and put him in the first team, rather than go out and spend £15 million.

But why is it that after every game he dosen’t win, someone seems to get lashed out at? He ruins himself in my view.

If it’s not the referee’s fault, then the other team were too physical, or didn’t want to play football in the correct manner, etc.

It may be the case that Villa can be a little direct at times, it may also be the case that Villa were more direct on Wednesday as they didn’t fancy their chances at playing Arsenal at their own game, but what has Villa’s tactics got to do with Whinger?

Villa can and do play some decent football. just look at James Milner’s goal at Blackburn a couple of weeks ago, they also like to get the ball forward quickly at times, they are not like the Wimbledon of old though.

Basically his complaint can be summed up as follows.

The fact is that Villa didn’t play the way he wanted them to as they would have got beat. Villa adopted tactics that didn’t play into Whinger’s hands, and when his side was incapable of overcoming that and winning the game, he had to find a scapegoat for the fact that he and his team are still not good enough.

Why can’t the man show some dignity after a game and just accept it when his team are not up to the task? Other managers can do it, so whats his problem?

After all it could be said that he has built a ‘one man team’. As when Fabregas is not playing they don’t look half the side they do with him in it. I don’t see Martin O’Neill coming out and throwing that at Wenger.

Maybe that is because Martin O’Neill has more class. Grow up Arsene.