On Sunday, parts of the media were making a big deal about Arsene Wenger’s reaction to Mesut Ozil’s comments that Arsenal blew the league.
They loved it.
A player they’ve slated since he arrived on these shores and linked repeatedly with a move away says something that his manger disagrees with it OH MY GOD GET ME A HEADLINE!
So what really happened?
Well, Mesut Ozil gave an interview in Germany. In it, he said “Looking at our season so far, we have to be honest and admit that we screwed up ourselves.
“We did not play to our potential in the games against the so-called smaller teams. You immediately get punished for that in the Premier League.
“But we still have a chance of winning the title. We have to hope Leicester and Tottenham slip up and then make the most of it.”
That was before the Watford game.
After the Watford game, the media took the chance to ask Arsene Wenger about it.
“We will talk about that,” Wenger said.
“The statement is not welcome. Because we have to believe, no matter if it just one chance in 100, we have to believe. We only have a real chance if we believe.”
What was Wenger supposed to say?
What was Ozil supposed to say?
Should the German have lied and said Arsenal didn’t mess it up?
Should Wenger have admitted that Ozil was right, Arsenal had messed it up and that they should just give up on trying to win all their next games and focus on next season?
Move along folks, there’s nothing to see here.