Football FanCast guest columnist Ian Bryson feels Wenger may have had a point that it pays to be positive.
Arsene Wenger is one of the game's great visionary's and although some of his views and beliefs can seem slightly strange from the outset, on closer inspection they may not seem as weird as first appeared.
One of Wenger's pet hates over the years has been side's negativity and the way certain clubs attempt to park the bus in particular games. The Arsenal boss believes that every club should be positive and go all out to win and Wenger mooted that to encourage attacking play all the time, that clubs should get certain bonus points for goals that are scored. Why it is extremely farfetched and I for one would certainly not welcome such an initiative in the game, his principals that club's should want to win all matches they partake in has mysteriously emerged in the PL this season. I have never known and opening like it and perhaps for the neutral it does pay to cut out the negativity.
The Premier League has become as open as it has ever been and goals are flying in left, right and centre. The lack of draws is absolutely staggering and it's clear that the opening weeks results has had a major effect on the mindset as managers down the bottom are realising that picking up the odd point is no longer satisfactory, as the top clubs are pulling away and even clubs like Burnley (everyone's favourites to go down) have 12 points already to their name. It is great for the neutral and it promises to be the tightest Premier League ever, whether it is the title race, challenging for Champions League and Europa League places, or of course the fight for relegation. Perhaps Wenger had it right after all, because nobody can complain about the quality and excitement that is being served up.
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