WHY I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MAN UNITED RETAINING THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE EPL
Since Arsene Wenger took over the reins of management at Arsenal in 1995, the genuine soccer rivalry shifted from between ‘Old Trafford Vs Anfield’ to ‘Arsenal Vs Man United’. Soccer pundits will agree with me that these are the most followed English soccer teams at the moment in the world of soccer for the past two decades. One cannot talk of English Premier League or World soccer without mentioning the most influential soccer icon, Sir Alex Ferguson, and neither can one feign no knowledge of Professor Wenger’s work in transforming the English soccer to youth development and beautiful and mesmerizing one touch and passing system. Another intriguing fact is that Wenger has also a unique economic soccer concept I will term the theory of “Wengeology”- he uses little resources to achieve big things. Since he came to Highbury in 1995 and now at Emirates, Arsenal has not failed to qualify for Europe’s soccer elite league, the UEFA Champions league.
One will be amused to be reminded that the most expensive player Wenger ever bought valued 15Million GBP, and it was none other than Andrey Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg of Russia. Arsene Wenger did oversee the construction of the beautiful stadium, the Emirates. Wenger has made Gunners the third most successful team in England from Man United as first followed by Liverpool. The London rivals Chelsea, popularly known as the Blues have invested over 20 times the Gunners’ capital expenditure since Wenger’s arrival but have not achieved more worth proud of since the man, Roman Abramovich took over as the Financier. No wonder he cannot hold himself from the lust of firing managers at the Stamford Bridge. He fires them willy-nilly, and these are famous football managers, from Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti to Andre Villas Boas is no mean joke. All of them have not constructed any stadium for Chelsea. So one cannot under emphasize or demean the achievements Wenger has done at Gunners.
My analysis of the above points is to emphatically mention the genuine rivalry which exists between Manchester United versus Arsenal football clubs, among the fans, the players and the soccer officials for the past decade and half. Surely Sir Alex Ferguson can not overlook the achievements Mr. Wenger has accomplished since he joined the EPL, much as Mr. Wenger approves the seniority and accomplishments of Sir Ferguson at Old Trafford and soccer in general. Sir Alex Ferguson has produced and managed the most expensive players on the soccer world; he has won almost all best soccer trophies in the world. No wonder as a Gooner it pains me and I feel like hitting someone when a Manure fan reminds me that Arsenal has never lifted the UEFA Champions League Cup. It is alleged that some African Arsenal fans have committed suicide in the past couple of years after being beaten by Manchester United in UEFA Champions League. Surely, as Gooners, we have memories of how Man United has influenced our failures to win important trophies and Man United’s luck also have been snatched on the nose by Arsenal, hence this rivalry.
Despite all this rivalry, I am 99% sure of the feeling that 90% of Arsenal fans would rather see Manchester United retaining the English Championship than see the Roberto Mancini guys enriching themselves with their first Premiership Cup after some decades without touching it at their Manchester city. The reason is simple; the Sheikh’s team unduly influenced some of Arsenal players to prematurely leave the club at the time when we needed these players most. The likes of Nasir and Clichy, Yaya Toure were induced by cash which was carelessly splashed by Mancini’s team, thus killing English Premier Soccer. Currently Mancini has all the best world class soccer players one wants. Ageuro, Balotelli, Dzeko, Tevez, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Nasir, Johnson, De Jong, Zabaletta, Kolorov, Clichy just to mention a few. Despite all those bullying strikers, Mancini also wants to persuade Arsenal’s only talisman Robin Van Persie. I would not wonder when I see any Gooner smile when Manchester City, which has been duped Man Shitty, lose any game. In fact we celebrated when they were booted out of the Champions League, and we celebrated when Manchester United overtook them on the English Premier League table and I am celebrating as I see Sporting FC whacking them at their own backyard in UEFA Europa league as I write this article.
So indeed a true Gunner will be happy as I hope to see the Man shit go trophyless this year. It’s not bad luck but a lesson that has to be learned, that mercenaries shouldn’t win trophies, until they develop the passion for it.
How many Gooners would like to see Man City fail to win the title so that all Nasri gets is his wage rise? Yes because he cheated us saying that he wanted a club which win trophies. AND we are waiting for them at Emirates on 8th April 2012 to spoil their mission, and I am very sure my captain will have a hat-trick. NO TROPHY FOR MANSHIT…
By William Kachingwe – Malawi