Arsene did himself enormous credit in relation to the recent Danny Murphy business.
As other, less intelligent people (hello Mick McCarthy, good morning Fat Sam and wakey-wakey you big sack of flat lager, Alan Brazil) hid behind a wall of banal denial, Arsene Wenger a man who likes his football sleek and shiny had the guts to back Danny Murphy and add his voice to those speaking common sense. Those acknowledging that leg break breaking tackles and dangerous tackles do not have any place in the modern game.
Then there was this…
…and all of a sudden Arsene is shuffling his feet, trying to find the right ambiguous phraseology as he slithers out of admitting Wilshire’s foul was not just a red, but reckless and indeed on a par with the miserable challenges that are so dangerous and so uncalled for at this level.
I make him hypocritical and it’s a pity he didn’t have the guts to say that Wilshire, who isn’t a dirty player, nevertheless needs to seriously think about the future.
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