Patrice Evra verbally assassinates Arsenal… AGAIN
More disrespect from the Man Utd fullback
Despite Arsenal currently sitting atop the Premier League a point (and an extra game) ahead of his own team, Man Utd fullback Patrice Evra has completely derided the Gunners’ title aspirations, dismissing the entire club as simply ‘a football training centre.’
After humbling the North London side in the Champions League semi-finals last year, Evra described the match as like watching ‘men against boys’ – a phrase soon inducted into footballing lexicon and repeated endlessly by lazy pundits everywhere.
He may soon have his name under another entry, ‘Football Training Centre FC’, (probably not) after today writing off Arsenal’s tippy-tappy football as ‘pretty, but essentially futile’ in a downright hurtful appraisal of the club’s future.
Speaking to French telly station Canal+, Evra said:
For me, Arsenal is a football training centre. You watch the match, you enjoy it, but are you going to win a title afterwards? That’s what people remember. It has been five years since they won anything and for a big club like Arsenal, that is a crisis.
We can lose against them, but at the end of the day, what is there for Arsenal? There is nothing. There are no trophies, there is nothing. Our real enemy is Chelsea. We are more concerned with Chelsea’s results than those of Arsenal, even if we know Arsenal are a great team who can beat Chelsea, us or anyone.
As we said: utterly dismissed.
In-form Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has tried to keep his team’s end up with a slightly more subdued rallying call:
We are not children and we will demonstrate that on Monday. We will show Manchester United that Arsenal have really grown.
CHURCHILL, EAT YOUR F***ING HEART OUT.
Still, Evra’s comments may come back to haunt him – this is exactly the type of humiliating barb a manager will pin up in a dressing room and tell his players to prove wrong.