If you thought Steve Bruce had problems with what he suggested was the “pathetic” hysteria of hypercritical supporters of his own club, stand back and consider the torrent of abuse now heading in the general direction of Arsène Wenger.
Comments on a match report at the Red London site after Man Utd 8 Arsenal 2 began with Nealmustgo’s kneejerk “bye bye Arsene that’s your lot”.
Darren Dommett exclaimed “what a total sham wenger needs to buy or go” and Danish Gooner offered his own slice of bacon “WENGER OUT NOW !!!!!” before the oh-so-eloquent “Arsenal” summoned all his expressive powers to declare: “Wenger can burn in hell, just dont take arsenal with you, you f****** french frog.”
And of course they’ve barely begun. Only drawing at St James’ Park, losing heavily to Liverpool and now United and always having someone sent off: makes our start seem heavenly.
I am torn between two thoughts: pleasure at seeing a “big club” in such turmoil, walloped as only the likes of us are meant to get walloped, and the hope that if Arsenal succumb to the demands of the baying mob, and Sunderland fans opposed to Bruce also get their (premature and unfair) way, M Wenger sees his next challenge as being the Stadium of Light. I’d welcome him, and the style of play and player he champions, with open arms.