Although he’s been silent on the subject of the Danny Welbeck signing, Arsene Wenger has finally gone public about his deadline day capture.
Having been away in Rome, bringing about World Peace, and at a manager’s convention in Geneva where he had to stop Jose Mourinho from giving Brendan Rodgers a hyper-wedgie, the Arsenal manager took time out of his day to speak exclusively to Arseblog News.
“Sometimes I feel I live an almost futile existence,” he said. “I look up at night, and the diamond brilliance of the stars on that blue velvet sky makes me realise just how small I am in the grand scheme of things.
“How did it come to pass that 11 men kicking a football becomes the centre of the universe for so many? It puts me in mind of Baudelaire when he said ‘The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality.’
“What we do, and how we do it, lives on through the ages. Our actions, our creations, our progeny, they are all echoes of ourselves that travel through history and time.
“A little piece of each of us will live on, somehow. Great men will have statues, but even the man who works at the shipyard or digging into this great earth for fuel, plays his part in the wonder of what we call life.
“When we all give the power, we all give the best. Every minute of an hour, don’t think about a rest. And that is life to me. It matters not if we think so little of ourselves to ignore what is right in front of us.”
Wenger grew wistful then, as he continued.
“It makes me sad that we fail to see the beauty in one another, choosing to divide and fight over abstract constructs which cause so much hurt and misery throughout the world. I am a man who will fight for your honour.
“If only people would unite more readily. In this advanced civilisation we live in, with such technology, how is it that we’re still so far from what Phil Oakey dreamt of back in 1984? Until we can live together, together in electric dreams, then I fear for our future.
“Oh, and I signed Danny Welbeck.”