Arsene Wenger went all biblical in his reaction to Arsenal drawing Bayern Munich in the Champions League for seven-hundredth time in the last four years.
The Arsenal manager has seen his team come close against the Bundesliga giants – in particular in 2014 when they went out on away goals despite a 2-0 win in Munich – and is looking to finally do them over.
Speaking to Arsenal Player, he said, “They said they made the world in seven days, this is the seventh day for us, so we have to get a special day!
“Many times we were in a position where we played at home and we wanted to make the difference and after 10 minutes we conceded a goal and after you think already, ‘Oh no’.
“This time the advantage is that we play first away from home. If we can keep our strength away from home that can help us – let’s have a good first game then we can finish the job at home.
“We are all here to change history and to make history so we have to change what happened before. And make it better.”
Fingers crossed that can happen, and despite Wenger appearing to channel the book of Genesis – which eventually leads to the book of Phil Collins who we all know is history’s greatest monster – it’s worth pointing out on the 7th day God had a rest, went down the pub for a carvery lunch and a couple of pints.
Then someone put ‘In the air tonight’ on the jukebox and God did smite him with his mighty shaft.