Date: 1st March 2016 at 7:34am
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Following the 3-2 defeat to Man Utd on Sunday Arsene Wenger, as he is contractually obliged to do, spoke to the media.

Whilst commenting on Louis van Gaal`s ridiculous touchline behaviour the Arsenal manager admitted to being a sore loser. This is not new information, it`s something he`s admitted to many times, he hates losing, and fair play to him for that.

He also never criticises his players in public either, and I agree with that too, as long as he gives them “what for” in private, then singling them out to the whole world serves no purpose.

So when you lose so badly yet don`t like to give your players a public slapping just how do you comment on a game? Answer, you give an interview that is the very definition of “white noise”.

white noise

noun
1.

Also called white sound. a steady, unvarying, unobtrusive sound, as an electronically produced drone or the sound of rain, used to mask or obliterate unwanted sounds.


Speaking following the game he said“We put ourselves on a bad foot by giving two goals away on crosses. After that, it became difficult.

“But we gave a lot. We came back to 2-1 but then gave them the third goal. It was a difficult game for us but I cannot fault our commitment, our energy.

“Unfortunately, at the moment, in the final third we didn`t create enough and they defended well.

“They defended well and made many fouls in the middle of the park that stopped our flow. I think that`s a little problem in the modern game.”

We`ve heard these all before, many times, in fact I frequently comment on my dislike of the phrase “bounce back”, which has become all too frequent this season.

I read these latest comments in a haze, they washed over me, I was numb to them.

This is what our season is becoming.





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