Joe Kinnear and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger are good friends, and Arsene has today said some kind words about the Newcastle manager.
Arsene Wenger– kind words from Arsenal manager about Joe Kinnear
Joe is still recovering from his triple heart bypass operation down south, at his home in Hertfordshire, but will be still watching the game, which can hardly be too good for his health, if truth be told. We find the games very hard to watch, especially in the situation the club is in right now.
This game will be going out on live TV around the world tomorrow afternoon, so the lads have a chance of putting in a really good performance in front of many hundreds of millions of TV fans.
The TV audience for Premier League games is huge, for example the games between the top 4 teams, get a billion fans watching – that’s with a “b” – and shows just how popular the English Premier league, and football is these days.
Wenger is close to Joe, and in fact even employed him as an Arsenal scout for South America, during Joe’s four-year absence from management, before he took over at Newcastle, in late September.
Add to that that they live close to each other, and it’s appropriate that Arsene, one of the very best managers in the Premier league, told the Newcastle Chronicle today:
“We wish him well, and I am confident that he will recover well.” “I have not yet been to see him personally but I sent him a letter when he had his problem.”
“It is good to see him recovered.” “But it shows that this job accelerates the process of well-being, or maybe ill-being.”
Arsene has done a fantastic job at Arsenal, and we are pleased that Newcastle are at least now copying the London club’s policy with youngsters, and we are already seeing some success on Tyneside with that program, even though it’s still in its infancy.
We wonder if Arsene realizes that a Newcastle win will help Joe in his recovery – maybe someone should ensure Arsene knows that before the game.
Maybe he’ll let up just a little bit if he knows that – but we doubt it – but it’s still worth a try. 😀
We have to hope there will bigger and better things to come of the Newcastle Youth program, and at the Newcastle club in general.