Work commitments and socialising have kept me away from my PC until a late hour today.
The reaction to all things Arsenal vs Manchester United were pretty massive. Some people saying that United are now in crisis? The media key? What rubbish.
Talking about the media, David Dein decided to get some news time...
“I call him a miracle worker. Never, ever lose faith in Arsene Wenger’s judgement,” said Dein.
“He’s the most focussed, dedicated and intelligent football man I have ever come across.
“The team has a bad patch, a wobble, and everybody starts criticising him – and that’s grossly unfair. See what happens at the end of the season and see if the team are good enough.
“You are seeing quality football week in, week out. If I’m not mistaken we’re still in the early part of November – the season doesn’t finish until May. So, let’s see what happens then.
“Meanwhile we’re six points behind (league leaders Chelsea) and you can’t say we’re not going to catch that.”
Interesting stuff, especially as he refers to Arsenal as “we”… Dein’s not all bad, surely? Well, maybe he is all bad. Well, maybe a discussion for another time.
I’m going to keep it very very short today and leave you with just what you’ve got.
An exciting Wigan review tomorrow as soon as the gaffer announces the squad.
Very exciting times in the Carling Cup – and Wigan will be no push over.