Weblog: The football punter
Arsene get your coat... but not that one
EARLIER this week Arsene Wenger claimed it was “fashionable to be against Arsenal” and if that’s the case then get me down to the shopping centre as quickly as possible.
I want the Gucci shoes, Armani strides, Hugo Boss shirt and D&G sunglasses because I want to be the coolest kid in school.
I am against Arsenal in just about every market imaginable on Saturday and if that’s the fashion then I am in, hook, line and ruddy sinker - how can Arsenal be long odds-on to beat West Brom?
In fairness it will be the first time I have ever been referred to as fashionable - but that’s once more than Wenger, who insists on wearing that ridiculous oversized sleeping bag/puffer jacket even though it makes him look more foolish than the time he paid £6m for Andre Santos.
Anyway, enough of the fashion tips and on with the football tips which can only mean one thing: back against Arsenal.
For starters they’re five points and five places below the Baggies after nearly half of the Premier League season and apart from that Arsenal are a little bit rubbish these days - Arsene doesn’t seem to think there’s a problem which is probably the biggest problem.
The misfiring Gunners have won only five matches in the league this season and just three of their last 11 with one of those coming against QPR which hardly counts.
Wenger’s got injuries popping up everywhere, they were outplayed by Swansea at the Emirates only last week and I am confidently predicting Albion will avoid defeat with a smaller bet on the away win.
Come on you Baggies.