Arsène Wenger compared modern football to Brexit this week, when talking about using perspective to judge what is important.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s match against Swansea, Wenger explained (via talkSPORT): “In the modern game we lose a little bit the perspective of what is important and what is not. It is always here and now and forever, and the now is permanent, the judgement is permanent and forever – but it is in society as well.

“You have the same example with Brexit – it’s just here, now, but where do we go from there? Nobody really knows. Maybe it is good, maybe it is bad. I don’t know.

“But nobody has explained what will happen in the future if we do that. So what I think about the club that has been created is first about values. I know that nobody cares any more. What I liked when came to England was that the weight of the past was there and you could feel it was important.”

Presumably what Wenger is talking about is that the British public made a decision based on what they believed to be best for them now, without much consideration for how that might turn out in the future, and casting aside the values of the previous decades. That’s not to say it was the right or wrong decision, but it was a decision based on very present concerns.

The same is often the case in football, and especially management. When most teams lose a game you can find fans on social media calling for the manager to leave, whilst you find the opposite on the day of a win.

Sometimes, that works out for the best. It’d be hard to argue right now that Manchester City kicking out Pellegrini for Pep Guardiola was a poor decision considering their recent form. Other times it doesn’t, and those times you have to live by the decision just the same.

There’s a bit of a sense of ‘what next?’ whenever a manager leaves, and without a good plan in place that becomes more of a worry. If the UK are to leave the European Union and be successful as a country, or if Wenger is to leave Arsenal without the Gunners falling apart, you’d hope there’s someone thinking it all through first. But until it happens, we don’t know.

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