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Wenger Oozes Class As Cole Departs

Arsene Wenger has reacted to Cole's departure with the utmost grace and gave the England full back his best wishies.

Whilst the rest of the Arsenal supporting world were still seething over the actions of Ashley Cole that saw him move to Chelsea, Arsene Wenger showed the chavvy defender a thing or two about class.

Whilst Cole is busy slagging off the club that gave him his chance in football, Mr Wenger was wishing Cole well and thanking him for all he has done for the club.

It would have been easy for Arsene to say 'good riddance' to Cole and that we were better off without a player who brought the moral of the club down, but as ever Wenger was the perfect gentleman and was elegant, graceful and classy in his statement on the official club website.

'Upon Ashley`s departure I would like to thank him on behalf of the team and everyone connected with the Club for his contribution to our success over recent years, Ashley has always played with his heart for Arsenal.'

'I remember giving him his debut nearly seven years ago and he grabbed the opportunity. He had a strong desire to succeed and ultimately it was that determination that sees him leave this Club. Ashley has grown up with Arsenal and given time, will hopefully appreciate what the Club has given him. I feel the future is bright for this team and look forward to seeing it challenge for honours.'

Whilst Arsene is clearly calm and composed about what has happened, I am not nearly as classy.

Good riddance to bad s***.




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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 1 2006

Time: 4:07PM

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This is one of the things I love most about AW, if you stay calm you will always keep the upper hand. There is a little criticism I feel in what he's said, "he will look back etc" is a way of saying "he will regret it." But by saying it in that fashion he keeps his dignity, something Cole certainly can't claim. There's a line in To Kill A Mocking Bird that says, "if someone says bad or insulting words about you, it doesn't hurt you, it just shows how bad a person they are."
Little Dutch
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01/09/2006 16:32:00

thats a nice way to put it little dutch. signed last nite and already making an impact. bascially ashley cole is not worth even talking about. he doesnt bother us. end of hes a *****
abdleb
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01/09/2006 16:59:00

Ashley Cole is a piece of ****, he betrayed and hurt us, his anger was with the board, yet he decided to leave, he was caught out and denied it but then went to chelsea anyway, I hope he fails for them as he threw years of loyalty back, not vice versa. He tried to keep his pride but backfired, he'll get his money and success, but we shouldn't forget what he done.
gunner-minesh
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01/09/2006 17:48:00

Money talks and all that. Wenger seems to have kept his cool though pretty well
BisphamTangerine
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02/09/2006 00:57:00

There is no loyalty in football anymore. They're all greedy mercenaries. Cole isn't worth a w**k!
ValsPal
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02/09/2006 01:07:00

Easy to be cool when you get the better of the deal, not like the alleged JM-Kenyon bust ups!
USA
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02/09/2006 02:27:00

Yes AW has conducted himself well throughout this saga.
sandgroanun
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02/09/2006 19:21:00

i no this is totally off the topic buh how can put a pic on my profile and edit it o and thanks in advance
#1-gooner
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03/09/2006 00:32:00

What class, this is the man who nevers sees his players commit any offence but always feels the other team cheated
ChelseaDon
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03/09/2006 07:51:00

Thats why we love him, i only ever saw him smile at everton and boro and we all know why !!!
red_chattey
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03/09/2006 20:29:00

 

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