Adrian Durham has made sure everybody knows how he feels about Arsenal after calling them an ‘odious, obnoxious, offensive football club’ because Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named Premier League Player of the Month for October.
The TalkSport host, who has been obsessed with Arsenal for as long as TalkSport has been a thing, put on his best Alex Jones hat and told his listeners, “Arsenal, a club that gets special treatment from the media, gets special treatment from the football authorities like the Premier League.
“They love Arsenal. Why do they love Arsenal? Because they’ve got a big social media following and they can all latch onto it.
“What an odious, obnoxious, offensive football club this is.
“This is a guy who wasn’t good enough to start games for Arsenal. How the hell is he the Premier League Player of the Month?
“Take your Ferrari to wherever they are and hand over the award because you don’t deserve it. It’s a disgrace.”
Let’s take this one point at a time, shall we?
Arsenal, a club that gets special treatment from the media, gets special treatment from the football authorities like the Premier League – This is the first time a player from Arsenal has won this award since March 2015.
This is the first time in 3 years and 7 months that an Arsenal player has won PL Player of the Month.
Congratulations to Aubameyang for ending the drought! https://t.co/AfTqYOXGLl
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) November 9, 2018
They love Arsenal. Why do they love Arsenal? Because they’ve got a big social media following and they can all latch onto it – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also received the joint-most fan votes from all clubs.
This is a guy who wasn’t good enough to start games for Arsenal. How the hell is he the Premier League Player of the Month? – Aubameyang played 144 Premier League minutes in October, scoring five goals and creating one assist. No other player scored more, no matter how many minutes they played.
Despite hardly starting a game all season in the league, Aubameyang is the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer alongside Sergio Ageuro and Eden Hazard. All three have seven goals.
Overall this season, Auba has nine goals and one assist in 984 minutes. Sergio Aguero has 10 goals and three assists in 1006 minutes while Eden Hazard has eight goals and four assists in 825 minutes. (League only Auba 7 goals, 1 assist, 767 minutes, Aguero 7 goals, 3 assists, 809 minutes, Hazard 7 goals, 4 assists, 693 minutes).
I can’t help but wonder if Durham would have had the same reaction had Aguero or Hazard, who have played a similar number of minutes with a similar return to Aubameyang, won the award.
It seems unlikely, doesn’t it?