Arsene Wenger is actually a Middle Class Indian!! Part II

This Article is for Fun only. Do not read it seriously.

FFP and Corruption
Indians do not bother about the corruption at the smallest level. Driving offences, paying for the Government Doctor, Passport verification, traffic violation, government offices, donations to schools, Real estate black money, buying without bills etc… The list is endless. Generally, no one challenges it. All they care about is getting away from huge actual fines or to get their job done quietly. They are ready to pay bribes in smaller amount instead of paying huge actual fines or following the rules. When someone does the same corruption at the bigger level people get agitated and talks about it everywhere. They slam, curse, criticize, blame and abuse, etc. Indians predominantly use the Social media for such abuse only.
The Financial constraint placed upon Arsene Wenger has made him the chief promoter of Financial Fair Play (FFP). Arsene was very vocal in his support for FFP, but that did not stop Arsene from selling his players for inflated prices to his rich rivals. Arsenal being a selling club during this period made lots of money selling some of the players for a ridiculous amount of money. Only when it came to buying new players, Arsene started to moan about the inflated market and irresponsible spending of other clubs. Although Arsene did not buy any established starts until recently, he still continued to spend money on potential youngsters. Some of the young and mediocre players were on the ridiculous amount of salary. Arsene bought several teenagers around the world at inflated prices and paid them huge sum. The flat salary scale benefitted largely the average players and kids. High profile stars left Arsenal but Arsene was complaining about FFP every time some big clubs stole a player. Do not forget, Arsenal always had a big squad with huge wage bills.
Arsene Wenger is a perfect middle class Indian. He does everything as per the rule, nothing illegal.

Very good Savings, poor investing and very bad marketing
Indians are very good at saving money. Indians tend to manage their expenses within their income levels. The overdraft option in the bank accounts is rarely used by Indians. Recently the usage of credit cards has changed our attitudes towards saving, but traditional Indian families are experts in saving money. Indians make mistakes when it comes to investing and marketing. Real estate, Penny Stocks, ULIP’s etc. are real examples of the poor choice of investments. Most branded shirts were made in South India, but successfully marketed by somebody else. Indian manufacturing sectors are a real feeder for big marketing companies.

Arsene Wenger is brilliant in terms of saving money. He is very conservative in his approach and avoids high level risks. He always managed to spend within the allocated budget. Just like the Indians, Arsene did make many poor investments. Too many penny stock players like Bendtner, Diaby, Chamakh, Denilson, Park, Djourou, Gervinho, Ryo, Wellington, Silvestre, Squillachi, Santos etc.. Although these players cost less, the cumulative salary of these players is massive and it’s a purely waste of Arsenal’s time and money. Players like Modric, Andy Carroll, Bale, Suarez, Torres, Downing, Lescott etc. were purchased by bigger clubs at inflated prices. Arsene did sell many players for profit but none of them were sold at an inflated price. Ronaldo too wanted to quit Man U but Fergie made Real Madrid pay for him. Cesc Fabregas, RVP, Nasri etc. Were sold at reasonable or fair prices, but none of them were sold for crazy money.

Praying mantis style

I am a Big Guy

I am a Big Guy

There is a huge gap between the rich and poor in India. Labours are generally not treated well. Office Assistants, Tea lady, Cleaners and many other manual labourers are not treated equally. People are respected based on their pay grade. Indians tend to bully the smaller guys. Their attitude completely changes when they enter the Boss cabin or when any higher authority is around.

Arsene does the same to smaller selling clubs. Many teenagers are signed for from smaller clubs. Arsene never showed any spine or fight when a big club come in with big money offers for any important player. Selling RVP to MAN U was a real shock to all fans. To add insult to the injury RVP won the farewell title for Fergie. Bulling small guys and rolling the tail to a bigger guy. Much explanation not needed, Arsenal humiliates smaller teams with some great artistic football, but gets bullied by every major club.

Few other Similarities

  • Succeeds away from home and fails at home. Arsene Wenger is successful in England and Japan than Monaco.
  • Surviving Indian – Less Chance of getting fired even while under performing
  • New Rich Indian – Buying iPhone and covering it with a 100Rs. Case. Playing RVP and Cesc along with Alumnia, Chamakh, Denilson etc.
  • Indian Government Employee – Believing your own hype and experience. Arsene Wenger said “Very few can teach me about football management”. Almost every government employee close to their retirement will use the same exact words.
  • Loyal Indian – Loyalty to the Employer.
  • Lack of Killer Instinct – Indians are too soft on their rivals. They always tend to be fair and try to play by textbook rules.

North London Derby – The girls did it before and now it’s time for the boys.


There is nothing more than fun than watching Arsenal ripping Tottenham apart for any Arsenal Fan. Arsenal team faces one of the most important rivals in the Premier league. Though its only the belief of Tottenham fans that they are our rivals, I certainly does not think they are of such an importance. They are just another local rival. We are above them and should always aim higher which obviously mean we should kick them every time.

Knowing Arsenal its no guarantee that we will defeat Tottenham. We win against Barcelona and lose against Birmingham. Its always hot and cold for Arsenal. Every Arsenal player will be pumped up for this match. Its a chance to become an instant hero among the fans. Come on Lads

We have always finished above Tottenham. Though Arsenal have better record against Spurs, they also had some very bad performances. I don’t want tomorrow to be one of those days. We are an offensive team lets destroy them.

If case if you are a new Arsenal fan, here is a little bit of history lesson for you.

Tottenham as usual has a new team with new manager. Even spending 100 million did not do them any good. Arsenal core has not changed much. We have strengthened our team offensively which means more goals.

Arsene Wenger

“Ozil played very well against Aston Villa and showed a good understanding with Danny Welbeck,” Wenger said.

“There is a good partnership there, they gave each other goals to score and it was an interesting experience.

“It is tempting to keep him in that central role but I maintain he will play where needed for the balance of the team and that can change game by game.”Tottenham as usual has a new team with new manager. Even spending 100 million did not do them any good. Arsenal core has not changed much. We have strengthened our team offensively which means more goals.

Play Ozil as CB – I don’t care, just win the match. Come on Arsene you can do better than feeding something for fans and media to debate about. This is one of the most important match for Arsenal fans. Just play the best possible team and tear them apart. Play anyone anywhere and win the match. I am least bothered about the players and positions for this match as long us the result is good.

The Ox

Internet fans were celebrating Gibbs birthday with Ox’s photo. We have to love the creativity of our fans. Its just little rude that Gibbs gets a Red card and OX goes on to get the birthday cake too.

“Alexis and Jack played 90 minutes the other day and they’re usually on second-day recovery,” Chamberlain told Arsenal Player.

“But today Alexis really wanted to train and people had to tell him to take it easy.

Bxasmy-IQAAISkvUnleash the Beast

Ox if possible please follow Alexis else think about finding a new club soon. I really hated his statement regarding the training of Sanchez. Though he might have said it in a funny way, I don’t see it that way. You are yet to prove yourself as an Arsenal team player. The Ox is still enjoying his extended honeymoon period, which is available only to British players at Arsenal. If podolski should be shown the exit door soon, then players like Ox should also be the next one in the line unless he proves himself. Walcott and Ramsey too had their honeymoon period. It will end sooner than you think Ox, Better you step up. If Gervinho had a similar honeymoon period, he would have been with us. Who knows, he might have found his shooting boots.

Ignore the hype, It was just Aston Villa? Arsene please stop explaining everything…

Sorry for missing the Blog for few days. I was enjoying my perfect holiday with some amazing football results. Here are my thoughts.

Perfect Weekend

Arsenal Wins with a Clean Sheet

Spurs Lose

Manchester Loses to newly promoted Leicester. LOL

Lampard Scores to deny Chelsea 3 Points

Everton Lose

Liverpool Lose

Hamilton Wins

Arsene Wenger

“[Ozil] had a good performance. The performance is not necessarily linked with the position he played. It was the plan of the day to play him there, but that can change game by game

Arsene wenger always comes up with his views which make me like him much lesser. Sometimes its better Arsene does not explain everything to the fans. Keep it simple Arsene.


Glad to see many Arsenal fans backing Ozil to shine when all the media were turning against him. We have seen the confidence of our players shattered by certain fan section and media. Ozil has nothing to prove as a football player. We are a better team with him. Putting the blame on individual players will not help our team. We should always target our manager. He used to be great but nowadays he is just content being good.


He scored and got an assist. His confidence should be high. Let’s not hype him and compare him to any Arsenal Legend. He has just taken his baby steps to be an Arsenal player.

arsenal-8New Henry – Let’s Hype

Santi Cazorla

He does not cease to amaze me. Every time he is on the pitch the whole Arsenal team looks and plays better. The little magician played a key role on our FA cup and Community Shield triumph. I hope he signs a contract extension and stays with us for few more years. There is something very special about him.

Monreal and Debuchy Out

Note sure we are going to get any better news from injury department. It keeps getting bad every day. We can only pray the rest of the defenders remains injuries free till these players come back.

League Cup – Scouting for defenders.

I hope Arsene does not risk any of our remaining defenders in this useless game. Looking forward to see our young guns dismantle the Southampton team. Akpom always impressed me whenever I have seen him play. Let’s see if we can find some back up defenders for our first team.

diabyI guess, I am Back

Diaby – You always remind me of the Newcastle Game. 😦

 Arsenal is not good at increasing the Gap.

Leicester had perfect tactics to exploit the space behind the wing backs. They had clear tactics and executed well against the team which keeps boasting their attacking strength and transfer success. Small teams will always come up with innovative tactics to steal points against big teams. Arsene’s faith in beautiful football has failed us many times. We need to capitalize when our rivals lose points. Our inability to take a clear lead was well established. We were always good at closing the gap, but we were never good at increasing the gap. I hope it changes this season. Let’s increase the gap further by pushing the spurs further down. We need to keep the momentum and stay close at the top. Every Arsenal Fan will be pissed to see Chelsea breaking away even at this stage of the league.

Let’s not Hype

Our rivals have lost points and we are still unbeaten in the league. Let’s not hype the team and players. We are yet to prove ourselves with some big three points. We did not take three points against Everton and Man city. It’s too early to talk about title credentials. We can safely assume that there is a good chance that we might finish third. Let’s enjoy our unbeaten run and also have fun laughing at Manchester united. They look like an Arsenal Team in recent years. A Team full of attacking talent with suspect defense.

Is Arsenal Squad really thin or its just an Unbalanced Team? Arteta is no Bastian Schweinsteiger :(

Often Arsene is being criticized for having a very thin squad. Our complete team gets exposed when one key player gets injured for some time. Last year our title charge was halted once Walcott and Ramsey were injured. Does Arsenal really have a thin squad?

Its a generally accepted view that every position should have at least two players for the whole season. 22 quality players are required. Few additional versatile and young players are also required to manage at difficult times and to adjust for various tactics. English Premier league has a squad restriction that does not allow any team to have unlimited number of players. Almost every team in EPL has similar number of players. Only quality determines the champions.

A balaced team always deserves to be champions. A balanced team always wins titles. Balance is required in Quality, Quantity and Play.

Thin Squad or Mediocre Players

First Team

Arsenal is an offensive team. There is no surprise that there are so many midfielder and forwards. Looking at the numbers, we can clearly say our squad is not thin. We had adequate number of players to challenge for all the titles. We always have adequate number of players in recent years. We have not won enough. There can be only one reason to that. We are simply not good enough.

Our squad is totally unbalanced. We have 20 players to cover 6 positions in the offensive section. We have merely 6 players to cover 4 positions. There is no way this can be justified as a balanced team. Our team is totally unbalanced.

Tracking Back

We can argue that Arsenal tend to defend as a team. That is actually not working. The need for Sanchez and Ozil tracking back is not good for the team when they are in the attack mode. Their defensive duties should help the team when we defend a slender lead in final few minutes. There is no point for Ozil to track back during the first few minutes of the game. Defenders should be strong enough to deal with those attacks. This is another reason for our ineffective counter attack. Sanchez tracking back nullifies an attacking threat, this unbalances our team. We have been playing this unbalanced team for several seasons.

Physical Unbalance

Arsenal team is Physically unbalanced compared to most teams in Europe. Arsenal Invincibles were no midgets, they were giants and cannot be bullied by any opponents. A team cannot be made of tall giants. Most technically gifted players were not big. Having a team full of midgets is not going to help us either. Physically and technically strong team is needed. Easily Man city defenders bullied our attackers. We should at least have few more stronger & taller players in our defense to help us during set pieces and counter attacks.

Out of Position

Having versatile players in the squad is really good, but its important to have specialist players. Special players will always excel in their position. Playing Ozil in wings and expecting him to track back is simply a total waste of talent. Why not have a proper winger like Podolski or buy real winger? The Ox played too was often played as a winger, but he just vanishes  from the line and moves to the middle. This allows space for the opponents to attack through wings. Though players are aware of their playing positions sometimes they fail in their unnatural positions.

Balancing the Team

Is every team in the world balanced? Does everyone plays best players in their positions? The answer is no. Even if the team is balanced in every aspect you still need someone to keep the team balanced throughout the 90 periods. The game is not one dimensional. It changes every second. The tactics has to be changed based on the opponents and players strengths. Only one man in football has that responsibility. Only a Manager can keep the team balanced. This is the reason the manager is very important in football than any other game. Many coaches like Pep stands on the touch line and always shouts at players to keep the shape of the team. They keep on instructing players to keep their shape in attack and defense. Leaders on pitch too organizes the team.


Germany was a totally unbalanced team. France had better strikers, wingers and defenders. They had betters players in each position. Germany took a lead and stole the game away from them slowly. Germany game changed during the course of the tournament. Ozil was played out of position. Howedes was played as Full back. They played with static full back since Lahm was playing in the middle. Lahm changed position for the final. As a team they were organised. They covered for each others weakness. Bastian Schweinsteiger was a real steel and leader on the pitch. He played a key role in keeping team organised. Unbalanced teams can win title if they keep evolving.

Managers and Leaders on pitch wins titles. Arsene is not going to shout from the touch line, Someone else has to do it for Arsenal on the pitch.

Will Laurent Koscielny be the next player to leave Arsenal?

We are in the champions league for the 17th consecutive time. Well done Arsene to keep our team in the champions league during the rough patch. We are suppose to be out of our financial shackles this season, but looking at our defensive section it does not feel so. We are facing a familiar foe. We are grouped with Dortmund for the third time in last four seasons. Our record against BvB is really good. It may not be a huge challenge. I will be happy with a draw provided none of our players are injured.

Jurgen Klopp always have nice things to say about Arsenal and Arsene. He praised our summer deals as the best. Many Arsenal fans fancies him to takeover from Arsene. His record against Arsenal is not that exciting. Though I would have liked him to be at Arsenal now, I hope Arsene retires with an EPL or UEFA champions Title.

Thin Squad

“In defence we are….the Debuchy injury has put us in a position where we don’t want more injuries,” Wenger said. No Arsene you are wrong. Its your fault. You should have been proactive in the transfer market. Everyone knew we need a CB/DM once Vermaelen was sold. Even you came out and admitted of buying a replacement. Inaction not injuries to be blamed.

50% Defenders Injured

Debuchy and Monreal injured. Chambers is 50/50 for the game. Gibbs is coming back from injury. What is the point of having a whole bunch of midfielders if you cannot have sufficient backup for defenders?. There is a clear difference between hoping to win and planning to win. Arsene did not have any plan to win. He hopes to win with a thin squad. There is no actual plan. This is not the first time our squad is like that in the past 10 years. Its like reading the same book again and again. Every time we hope there is a positive ending but we often forget we are reading the same book. We are extremely lucky to win the FA cup. Thank god for that.

Offensive Arsenal

New Formation to suit our team.

Laurent Koscielny

Koscielny comments during the transfer window:

We’ll need a goalkeeper, a right back, a midfielder and a striker. It’s important to have a minimum of these four players so that we’ll be better able to challenge over the course of a whole season against teams like Man City, Chelsea or (Manchester) United. […]

We need to recruit a very, very good striker, because it’s important for us, for competition for places, because Olivier needs that to become even better. Having a striker who scores more than 30 goals a season can help us win the Premier League. Compared to the squads like Manchester City, even United, Chelsea, you can see there’s a certain difference.

Its not just the fans and pundits that feel our squad is thin. The players too knew about weakness and lack of transfer activity. Out of respect for Arsene and Arsenal the players keep their thoughts among themselves. Laurent Koscielny comments was direct and clear. Laurent Koscielny was an unknown when he came to Arsenal. He was one of the reason we won the FA cup. He has established himself as a key Arsenal player.

How long will he stay? What is next for a player like Koscielny? Will he end his career at Arsenal? Will we question his loyalty if he leaves us?

Like every professional, players wants to move forward. Sagna, Clichy, Nasri, RVP, Cesc etc.. always said one truth before leaving Arsenal i.e. we are not active in the market. We might dislike these players but we cannot ignore the fact that they have taken a step forward (At least they thought they were taking a forward step). Currently Arsenal is not a destination for winning Titles. Unless we win trophies consistently we will continue to lose our players to clubs like Man City, Real, Barca, Bayern etc..

Goodluck Bellerin.

Is Ozil the new Arshavin? The best number 10 in the world on Wings…

Arsene’s Admission

Arsenal are not a strong physical team. The need for a strong physical presence in our midfield was well established. If Arsene believes the same like everyone else then he must have addressed it during the transfer window. Once transfer window was closed I was under the assumption that Arsene is thinking differently to fans and media. He made us believe a physical presence is not needed at the end of the transfer window, I never thought he would admit the weakness

Arsene Wenger’s Admission

” I think it’s good recruitment, we took Debuchy to replace Sagna and three young players, including Chambers, promising, Welbeck and Sanchez.

On the whole I am very satisfied. We might be able to do a little more, people say that we lack a physical presence in midfield, one profile at a Vieira or Petit, it’s true that this is what we need “

Why would you not address the weakness? If you have a plan to win the league then how come you ignore the weakness? Unless your ambition is something else.

Is ozil the New Arshavin?

LineupOzil on Arshavin’s Position

Arshavin had an immediate impact when he arrived at Arsenal. He was heavily featured on the wings. His best position was on the middle. We shifted him to the left as part of team formation or just to accommodate both Fabregas and Arshavin in the same team. We always played a play maker on the wings. This has worked for Arsenal. We did manage to play well with players like Nasri, Gervinho, Arshavin etc.. on the wings. Where are these players now?

We managed to win games with play maker on the wings. We won the FA cup with a play maker on the wings, but we have a unhappy player on the LW. All the players played in that position were unhappy. The fans turn their back on them and soon they leave the club.

I do not want to think that Ozil might leave this club. He made an immense effect on our team. We won our first trophy in his first season after so many years. He was undoubtedly one of the best number 10 in the world. Now we have shifted him to LW to accommodate both wilshere and Ramsey in the middle. Though Jack Wilshere made a huge impact from the middle, I still believe its waste of having ozil on the wings. He did not have much effect on the game. The fans are already started to blame him.

If our plan is to play the both Ramsey and Jack in the middle why not have someone like Joel & Podolski on the wings? I love ozil but will rather have someone like Podolski/Joel play on the wings rather than him.

Podoski and Joel Campell

Its clear that Arsene wenger does not trust this pair. They both did not feature in the match against Manchester City. I believer either or both would leave the club in January. I would love to have these players in our squad and use them.


Injuries cannot be an excuse for several years. Every year we end up blaming the bad luck. Our squad is too thin. Arsene always have a thin squad and blame on the injury to key players. He always hopes to win matches with starting 11. To win the league you need a strong squad not just 11. We are always short of 2-3 players. Hope it does not hurt us badly. Come back soon Debuchy.

who signed Danny Welbeck? The GOD FATHER- Arsene can sign players from beach with just a speedo on.

Wenger “If I stayed at my home, Welbeck would not be here…that is the truth”.

Arsene loves his poker games in press conferences. He trolls the media and leaves them scratching their heads. He convinces them that there is an interesting story behind his cryptic comments. Poor Journalist always fall for his comments and starts running exclusive stories.

Blogs were running some theory that Welbeck was not signed by Arsene. There are some that went to an extent that Ivan Gazidis made the decision himself and signed him. How bizarre? Its a known truth that Arsene was in Rome refereeing when Danny welbeck was signed. He was in Brazil when all other signings were made.

Arsene and Press Conference.

He always tells only the truth but not the complete truth. He gives hints here and there and allows plenty of room for interpretation. Generally we fail to correctly Interpret his words.

When Arsene Says we signed welbeck only because he was out on town does not mean Danny welbeck was signed without his knowledge. All our transfer deals were done when Arsene was away. The initial signings were done when Arsene was enjoying his Beach Volleyball in Brazil. Does that mean Ivan and team signed everyone in a hurry without the knowledge of Arsene. Its really stupid to make such an assumption.

2b10d7d82dd20d71a8e366fdb047dce1Arsene has not lost control of the club. He has his back room staffs to handle the transfer dealings when he enjoys beach volley ball. I am 100% confident that all the transfer dealings were done as per the direction of Arsene wenger.

Ozil did not meet Arsene before he was signed on the deadline day. German Speaking Arsene convinced the best Number 10 in the world to sign for Arsenal over a Phone call.

Every time its been proved that there is only one Boss at Arsenal. Only one is almost controlling everything that is happening at Arsenal Football club. Arsene was against the idea of Sports Director helping the manager. Arsene always openly claimed that the manager should be in-charge of transfer deals.

Though Arsene wenger was not on town it would be stupid to claim that the signings were made without his concern or involvement. In this Era of Modern technology Arsene can make a decision from anywhere in this world.

My Theory

What is Arsene trying to say? He is definitely not saying that Welbeck was not signed by him. Lets look at his statement again.

Wenger “If I stayed at my home, Welbeck would not be here…that is the truth”.

Here is my Theory. What is home? Is England his actual home? Is he saying Arsenal his home? Is he talking about professional home or Personal home?

When Arsene was at Brazil he was not on holiday or at home. He was actually working. He was working as a commentator. He indeed work on the transfer dealings. Arsene does not work from Home. He works for Arsenal Football club. He is working when he is on tour i.e He works on and off the pitch. May be Arsene was referring to his actual home.

If Arsene was taking a holiday from work and rests at home, we might have signed Danny welbeck. Thank you Arsene for working from Rome and bringing welbeck home (His professional Home)