After 15 consecutive seasons in the Champions League, I’ve seen comments from some Arsenal fans who think it is maybe best they lose at St.James’ Park today to get rid of Wenger and shake up the ownership of the club as to their ambitions.
Wenger; “Newcastle have made good buys and done very well on the market. You go for quality players, you don’t look very much where they come from..
The most important thing is the quality of players and on that front Newcastle have done very well”.
The biggest thing going for Newcastle is maybe that a bit like Old Trafford the players can go out without fear because most people expect a defeat. Ba and Cisse can be a handful for any team and the latter’s class left foot finish against Manchester United suggests that his touch might be on the way back.
If Wenger was honestly trying to put an end to any transfer rumour then he has failed miserably. If he wanted to hint that he’s keeping his gob shut for the minute and it is very likely he’s going after Ba in January…then it was a resounding success.
“That trust has come out in a number of areas this year that have seen us get victories. And you can’t do that without the tremendous backing that we’ve got here.”
Alan Pardew 30 October 2011 Click the heading for more quotes and misquotes from the past week…..