Arsene Wenger has aimed a thinly-veiled dig at West Ham, who Liverpool beat 4-0 yesterday to put ourselves one good result away from a top four finish.
Liverpool were stupendous, especially Coutinho, who bagged twice to put the Irons to the sword.
So for Wenger to accuse our opponents of not turning up is disrespectful, especially considering they just beat Spurs the week previous.
The Gunners manager, who could not qualify for the Champions League for the first time since he arrived in England in 1996, should perhaps be turning his attention on his own side’s failures earlier this season…
“When you are a manager you want your team to give everything until the last moment. You hope that results go your way,” he told the Mirror.
“Some teams turn up, some teams are on holiday. You just want your team to play well.
“To be professional is to do your job well until the last day of the season.
“To look into the mirror and say you did it properly is vital. If we don’t have the results I am disappointed but what is not excusable is to not give your best.”
If Arsenal are relying on relegated Middlesbrough to do them a favour on the final game of the season, then that’s a problem of their own making…
Although we’d be completely delighted if ‘Boro did roll over for us at Anfield, but we have a funny feeling it won’t be quite that easy!