Wenger Wages War On Anti-Football
This afternoon Arsene Wenger issued a spine tingling war cry and urged his red and white army to punish teams who attempt to spoil our beautiful game.
The theories and thoughts brought to the fore in his statement got me as excited as a Spurs fan in the UEFA cup, indeed just reading what he has to say fills me with plenty of optomism for the rest of the season.
'I feel it is always difficult to get people through the gates and it is easy to get them out," he said. "I respect the fact that 60,000 people turn up. It is a mass and you have to give them a reason to come to the game.
"I do not have any reproach to make to Everton for the way they played and their tactics. In fact it should give us more comfort. But, at the same time, we have to be strong enough to deal with that problem.
"When you love football, [this situation] has to double our resolute attitude to punish teams who refuse to play. On Saturday we got a bit frustrated that the goal did not come as quickly as we wanted. We have to find a way to strengthen our determination, then to find resources to punish these teams.
"We need to try to make our offensive game more efficient and, at the same time, stop other teams scoring. We did the same the thing against Aston Villa, conceding from an early corner, so we have to look at what we can improve. There is always enough space on a football pitch to be dangerous and creative if you move well.
"It is down to teams to be forced to attack and, if you score first, they will come out."
Arsenal and it's fans have been accused of whinging about the effects of negative football, but this is fighting talk.
Lets see how fired up Mr. Wenger can get his troops, starting tonight.