Sunday, 28 February 2010
If Wenger Had Adams And Vieira Now...
...would he see their fouls? Is it me, or did Arsenal mix it with the best of them when Wenger had thugs at his disposal? Wasn't Wenger's complaint then that referees were too quick to go for their cards, that Arsenal were being victimised based on their reputation?
I seem to remember an appalling Vieira tackle in the centre circle at Upton Park - I can't remember the victim, but I remember clearly Wenger saying that he hadn't seen it so could not comment.
Vieira was a true midfield "enforcer" - or a "bully" in any world other than sport. Wenger was perfectly happpy to allow him to rough up opponents and then defend his actions afterwards. I hated Vieira when he spat (which Wenger also did not see!) but admired him as a player apart from this. Arsenal won titles when Vieira was in the team because he drove the side forward and terrified the life out of the opposition with his take no prisoners tackling. Look at that picture above - tackling from behind with studs up!
That was all part of the game when the tactics suited Wenger! What a hypocrite the guy is!
Posted by Hammersfan at 14:54