Arsenal and the Wenger Wonderland


Arsenal and the Wenger Wonderland

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza/ Arré


hirty minutes into Yorgos Lanthimos’s dystopian, surrealist film, The Lobster, I sat back, awestruck at the all-iness of the central premise. Colin Farrell and Colin Farrell’s moustache want companionship, so they enter a hotel where he has 45 days to fall in love. If he fails do to do, he will be turned into an animal. Farrell is ALL IN, and so is Arsene Wenger.

You either die a hopeless romantic and be turned into a lobster or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. The maddening thing about Wenger is that he has now become part incurable romantic, part corporate villain.