I think you are missing the point that we are not dealing with a normal person in Wenger. His ego is waaaay out of whack and he is delusional.I dont think anyone who was that decent a defender as Bould was would matter if they were a shit coach or not,even a fucking idiot could get the message across as to how to defend space and playing the percentage game for dangerous crosses coming into the box,i think the point about Arsene not allowing input is the real issue.You know I think that is the first time I've heard anyone ask that question? We all assume he just stays schtum and collects his £1million a year but maybe he is just THAT shit as a coach.... But tbh I still think he isn't let coach the defence by Wenger because I'm sure Wenger was unhappy at the attention and praise Keown got on our run to the CL final in 06....Anyone else see that video doing the rounds of some chav in our end celebrating their pen/goal totally taking the piss. No one even said a word to him.
Not advocating flattening him however tempting it may be but he should have at least been told to button it.
Cant comment to much on the game itself as I was out for most of it only caught the last 15 mins but I cannot for the life of me understand how Bould can just sit there and watch these defensive horror shows season after season and not at least try and speak to Le Voyeur and plead with him to try something different to sort it out.
Surely there relationship cant be so bad that they don't have those sorts of conversations.... or could it be that Bould is getting some input and is just fucking useless as a coach?
If that is true about Wenger not wanting the praise shared then that proves what a c*nt he is,surely the success of the club is bigger than the success of Wenger,and even if he did win trophies with the backroom staff he has wouldnt it show what a genius he is by surrounding himself with such a special "group of assistants and coaching staff",
I really hope the truth comes out at some point.......
Also being a good player doesn't make you automatically become a good coach or manager - see the file marked "Liam Brady". And coaching defensive discipline is possibly the toughest job for a coach. GG had our famous back 4 doing repeat defensive drills every day of the week for years to get them to work and think like a cohesive unit.