HE was considered a legend in Islington with crowds of fans wanting to shake his hand, but is now accused of outstaying his welcome as he faces a backlash from supporters of his own team.
But that’s enough about Arsène Wenger/Jeremy Corbyn… etc, etc
Almost trending on social media, see the evidence below, the switcharoos around the Arsenal manager and the Labour Party leader just keep coming. Everybody who tweets it thinks they’ve thought of it first, and on it goes. More, Corbyn/Wenger tweets, more, they may never end unless one of them quits.
The new twists on the ‘gag’ are something about both having empty cabinets, and something along the lines of: What’s the only difference between Jeremy Corbyn and Arsène Wenger? Not much – they both refuse to quit regardless of how many times they’re told to – but Wenger is much more keen on being in Europe.
While you’re all lolling yourself silly at the clockwork retelling of this switcharoo (even Piers Morgan has got involved), there is a warning for the people who want Corbyn, 67, to depart the Labour leadership, as much as some Arsenal fans want Wenger, 66, to leave the Gunners.
Corbyn was asked by the Islington Tribune in February, when Arsenal really were struggling and there was a revolt on the Emirates backbenches, as to whether he thought it was time for a change of management at the football club. He replied by urging Wenger to stand firm. “I’m with Saint Arsène,” he said. “Arsène is the Premier League’s longest serving manager, he’s very intelligent, very well-informed, a very knowledgeable guy.” To the delight of loyalists, he’s now applying his own advice to his own predicament.
Jeremy Corbyn is the Arsene Wenger of Politics. A lot of people want him out but he's having none of it #PMQs
— Michael Grande (@mycallgrande) June 29, 2016
Corbyn and wenger would get on well
— james sturt 🍕 (@jimbobgooner) June 29, 2016
Jeremy Corbyn thinks he's Arsene Wenger!!!#CorbynOut
— ժгε (InfoSec Babysitter) (@AOnung) June 29, 2016
Corbyn is the Wenger of politics. Loads of people want him out and he's having none of it.
— Nihal Arthanayake 🏳️🌈🇱🇰🏴🇬🇧🇺🇦 (@TherealNihal) June 29, 2016
There is now two Red leaders in North London not wanted ! Wenger currently teaching Corbyn how to run a successful Dictatorship
— LEE O SULLIVAN (@LEEOSULLIVAN1) June 29, 2016
Who's more stubborn Jeremy Corbyn or Arsene Wenger??
— Billy P (@31billyp) June 28, 2016
— Anthony Shaw (@AnthonyShaw_) June 28, 2016
Corbyn is in the same position as Arsene Wenger imo. The honourable thing to do is resign but it's wrong for the club to sack him lol
— M (@DjMuks) June 28, 2016
Corbyn is beginning to resemble the Arsene Wenger of the Labour Party he's a dead duck, everyone knows he's a dead duck yet still he quacks
— danders1888 (@TC1168) June 28, 2016
I think Corbyn is doing a bit of a Wenger.
— 𝐏𝐚𝐭 (@Whelts) June 27, 2016
Corbyn is as stubborn as Wenger when it comes to refusing to leave a job!
— DJ Paul Gardiner (@PaulGardinerDJ) June 27, 2016
Corbyn's a Wenger-loving Arsenal fan. This may explain his empty cabinet.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 26, 2016
Jeremy Corbyn looks a bit like Arsene Wenger and that's half the reason i like him
— 🦉 (@IshaqKai) June 26, 2016
Jeremy Corbyn is the Arsene Wenger of politics. An honourable and classy man in a dishonourable and vile game.
— SuperCoolEskimo (@SuperCoolEskimo) June 26, 2016
Has Corbyn or Wenger resigned yet
— DialSquare52 Paul (@DialSquare52) June 24, 2016
Corbyn's half-hearted pro-Remain stance was the equivalent of Wenger saying he wants a new striker but reminding us of Giroud's quality.
— Superintendent Dread Hastings (@CelebrettyBEL) June 24, 2016