As Arsenal try to recover from their recent slump and attempt to progress to their third consecutive FA Cup semi-final, Arsene Wenger seems to have an extremely theological take on the club’s state of affairs.
Arsenal are gearing up for a big match on Sunday where they take on Watford in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. With the Gunners’ title hopes in jeopardy and the club on the verge of crashing out of the Champions League, a lot of questions are being asked of manager Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman has a theological take on things though, and wryly referred to the Bible when he was asked about Arsenal’s hopes for the rest of the season.
“Even in paradise, Adam was not happy,” said Wenger, according to the Guardian.
“We are on earth here so I can understand that people are very demanding.
“I have not created human beings. That is God, if he exists. He didn’t make us perfect, so we have to live with that. We have to live with exaggerations and I can do that.”
The Frenchman continued in a similar lighthearted vein, saying that he did not think of himself as God even if other people sometimes perceived him to be something he was not.
“It is judgment. Is it right or wrong? I don’t know. But I know I can only make sure of one thing – I am completely committed to perform and I do my best to make sure this club does well.”
Arsenal need to start praying
The Gunners find themselves in the unenviable situation of being two away goals down against Barcelona in the Champions League Round of 16. They now have to beat the Catalans in the second leg at Camp Nou if they wish to progress to the next stage of the competition. Faced with such a daunting task, Arsenal would love to call upon some divine intervention to save their European campaign.
The Gunners’ aren’t quite damned in the Premier League as yet though. They are eight points adrift of league leaders Leicester City, with nine games to go till the end of the season. Arsenal cannot afford to drop any more points, while their fans will also have to pray for the Foxes to slip up in order to close the gap.