No wonder Wenger hit the bottle

No wonder Wenger hit the bottle

Man alive, where do we start? Every sports editor worth his salt was salivating over the prospect of picturing our great leader in volleying action with the headline play on ‘bottle’ and without exception the papers carry exactly that in today’s coverage of the Arsenal.
The agonising defeat at Manchester United coupled with AW being sent off by twonk Mike Dean is given big space in this morning’s editions.
You have to feel for Abou Diaby after his bizarre headed own goal and what was Manuel Almunia doing when he bowled baldy Rooney over in the box?
Even the Mancs coming out of (very) Old Trafford yesterday were bemused at just how they had gained three points and one bloke in the bog at the Old Trafford Railway Club told me he thought that you can win things with kids and that we were the real threat to Chelsea for the title.
Mind you, this was two hours and four pints after the final whistle. And that might be the reason for my late review of the papers this morning.Pass the Aanadin.
But I am carrying out a head-in-the-sand tactic and swerving all of this because we all know what happened and just how we threw that game away we’ll never know in a month of Sundays let alone this one.
In other more palatable news, the News of the World reports that AW will be offered a surprise new deal, designed to keep him at the Emirates for the rest of his career.
The same paper also claims that chief Joan Laporta claimed Cesc Fabregas is “a special case” after stepping up his pursuit of the Arsenal midfielder.
And the redtop reckons we are lining up a move for 15-year-old Serbian starlet Veljko Batrovic, likened by many to Lionel Messi.
The Mail on Sunday run the Fab story, too, based on Laporta’s comments and they quote him as saying: ‘I apologise if I bothered Mr Wenger, because I respect him very highly and the job he is doing,’ said Laporta. ‘But he knows perfectly that the case of Cesc Fabregas is special. He is a Catalan player from our youth team and it is not a secret that we love this player.’  Apology not accepted Mr Onionhead and if you keep on AW will probably kick you in the cojones.
The Sunday Mirror says the Emirates chief will make a final attempt to bring Marouane Chamakh to Arsenal before the transfer window closes. He has offered £5 million for the Moroccan striker – a bid that was dismissed by Bordeaux as well short of their valuation.
The carling Cup draw gets a bit of a mention and expect tickets for a tenner and a youth team tonking WBA when we play them at the Emirates.
So, international week coming up and plenty of time to survey the wreckage of VOT ahead of our next visit to Manchester City. Please God Fab is fit and hasn’t done a bunk to Barca for that game ‘cos boy did we miss him yesterday.
Laters me Gooners…

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