Arsène Wenger as moral compass

Arsène Wenger today announced that he is disappointed with the way the French team qualified for the World Cup. He said:

“For the sense of justice it is quite embarrassing to see. I think even France is embarrassed. We didn’t play well at all and we won the game and won the qualification with a goal that was not a goal.”

Combine that with his lucid, though somewhat wrong, comments about signing young players and we have an interesting question: is Wenger the moral compass of the soccer world?

It’s interesting to ponder, esp. considering his transfer record. As Arsenal’s manager he has not been afraid to use the rules to his advantage. However, he also has the courage of his convictions, which is a good thing.

I’ll have to think more about this. What do others think?


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