Apologies to Tinnion for having a pop at Arsenal but is there anything more annoying in football than the constant comparisons between Arsenal and Barcelona and how only Arsenal are brave enough to invest in youth and value footballing skills over physicality etc?
This is the same club that buy and select players based on pace and little else.
The same club that won’t offer contracts of more than 1 year to players over 30. What would they do with Xavi?
Now Wenger is in the media saying “It’s something that’s easy to correct. We need to improve the size of our squad. We need a bigger variety in the height of our players. We need to be more capable of fighting against some characteristics than we have been this season.”
Obviously they’re not the only club to take the easy side of the equation in the payoff between size and skill but it annoys the fuck out of me when I see them lauded for their commitment to playing the game the right way.