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.

Few more stupid ideas for FA chariman Greg Dyke

Just Read the comments from Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke. The following is the extract.

On Tuesday, the FA sent out its first draft of proposals to reduce the number of non-EU players within English football by up to 50%.

“The present system is chaotic,” Dyke told BBC Sport.

“There are mediocre players that come and take squad places – those could be filled by young English players.”

The idea proposed is to replace the Foreign mediocre players with Overrated English players. Not a bright idea. English premier league is not the only way to improve the local English Talent. It should start at youth levels. Here are few more ideas to reduce the foreign imports.

LOL ways to increase English talent and reduce imports


Why does everyone wants to play in the English Premier League? EPL is one of the most popular league in the world. It is the dream of most football players to play in the EPL. The first step is to divert this dream. Reduce the popularity of the EPL, this would automatically force non-EU players to dream about other leagues.


EPL is being broadcasted throughout the world. Even the remote parts of India and Africa are able to watch the live broadcast of English Premier League. Also there is a huge fan following for the major EPL clubs in Asia, Africa and other countries. If FA ban the broadcast of these matches to Non-EU countries then any professional or small boys would not want to play for the Premier League. 50% ban on live telecast of matches would automatically reduce the number of foreign imports.

English Players in Club Team

Force Every manager in the EPL to play the boring Roy Hodgson way. This would enable the English players to play their usual game for both England and the Club. Make it compulsory for EPL teams to play the English International players in every game.

Ban the Scouting Network

Ban all the clubs from scouting players around the world. Since only Elite players are welcomed in England, there is no point of scouting. Elite players can be easily selected from World cup and Euro Qualifiers.

Salaries and Transfer Fee

Why are the clubs looking for Foreign talents? Andy Carroll costs around 35 million pounds where as Fabregas costs only 28 Million. Public announcement should be made that no English player is worth more than 10 Million Pounds. This would stop clubs from buying players cheap.

Salary Cap and Regional Players

Players are attracted towards money and keep changing clubs. Career of many players like Jack Rodwell goes downhill once they move to big clubs. There should be a rule for players to play for their local team only. London Players should play for London Clubs only. Manchester Players should play for Manchester Clubs only. This would stop players like Danny Welbeck being replaced by foreigner Falcao.

Foreign Owners

Most of the EPL clubs are owned by foreign investors and sponsored by foreign brands. FA should reject all the money from these owners and sponsors. Around 50% reduction of Foreign money should be an ideal start to encourage local investors and players. Local investors will care about their club and players.

Strip the EPL title from Manchester City

Current EPL champions Manchester city had only Joe Hart in their starting line up. Liverpool had more English Players than Manchester city. Strip the title from Manchester city and make Liverpool the champions of English Premier League.

Reject World Cup and Euro

If none of the ideas work there are more than one way to win the world cup. Reject the Existing world cup by FIFA. Start a New world cup. Replace the Euro with UK and World cup with Common Wealth. This would increase the chance of England winning a CUP.


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.

Left Wing : The Most unpredictable Position in Arsenal Line up.

As we are preparing for the one of the biggest game of this season. We face the richest and current champions of English Premier League. Also they were one of the first club to contribute towards FFP fine. They have a big squad of world class talents. They even managed to keep their key player Yaya toure by promising additional cake for his next birthday.

There is no denying that Man city are a better team. They have won two EPL titles in past three years. Arsenal as always unpredictable when it comes to big matches. In recent few years our record against top teams is much worse than Sunderland. We could not even beat David Moyes Manchester united team. On our day we are unstoppable. We have killed some major teams in the Champions League. Our stating 11 is good enough to beat any team in the world. We should be very pleased that we are facing the Sheiks team much earlier. Most of our players are fit and raring to go. Lets hope we remain unbeaten. Generally A draw will be considered as a good result. Its a bad result if we are really ambitious to win the league.

Man city will set up their team with Multiple DM’s and Strikers. Their quality in the Defensive Midfield and Striker might hurt us. If we started strongly then slowly we can get into the game and win it. Any error at the opening minutes will not be a good day for Arsenal team and Fans.

2014 first team LWPotential Left Wingers

Not just three points are on the line. The confidence of the New signings are on the line. Coming out with all three points will lift the squad massively. The last thing we need is for Arsene set up the squad negatively. We cannot setup the squad negatively and play for a draw. The quality of Man city will definitely hurt us badly if we play for a draw. We need to go for the kill. The last thing I want to see in the squad is both Flamini and Arteta starting the match. That would be sending a wrong message to fans and opponents. We cannot be scared of them if we really compete for the title.

Anyone Can play in our Left Wing

Left wing is the most unpredictable position in our team. Its the most flexible position as per Arsene. He will play anyone in this position. All other positions are almost fixed in our starting Line up. He even played Gibbs in the LW. Historically we play a playmaker in the Left Wing. Nasri, Arshavin, Santi, Ozil, Rosicky, Jack etc… Played in that position in recent years. Only Gervinho and Podolski were close to proper wingers to have played in that position. Who will play in that position this weekend?

Here is my Prediction.


Looking at the training pictures Joel Campbell is heavy featured. I guess he might start for Arsenal at the LW position. Lukas Podolski and Joel should be fighting for that position. For some reason Arsene does not trust Podolski much. This season will determine the careers of both players. The world cup winner has to have a big impact this season to be considered as a successful at Arsenal. Campbell has to cement his place soon to have any chance of having a career at Arsenal.

We are always in for a surprise in this position. Ozil or Santi may play there. Who knows?

We already defeated Man City this season for a title. We need to beat them again for another title.

Good Luck Sanchez and Welbeck to kick start your Arsenal Career.