Nothing much has happened after Arsenal's humbling home defeat to Wigan. Reality has crept in yet again, and there are fears surfacing over the outcome of the club's final position after the loss threw open again the race for third place.
The media vultures did their bit to spice things up.
Arsenal's captain, Robin van Persie has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The Mirror published reports of him chilling with El Capitan and Ibrahim Afellay in Barcelona's hotel in London, while other gists surfaced about the skipper setting up a meeting with some Manchester City folks.
There was also the pointless issue of the handshake shenanigans with some twat in Wigan. As Arseblogger rightly pointed out, if a player has been a twat all game long, then the offer of a hand after the final whistle doesn’t make him any less of a twat. Arsene Wenger made a point or two about Wigan's time-wasting tactics, but he still gave the Latics the credit they deserved.
Moving over to today's post, I've decided to take time off the world of Arsenal that has been infested with the regular barrage of abuses to poor ol' Aaron Ramsey and the usual negativity a loss brings.
I've decided to air my views about one of the most consistent trends in the Premier League.
I'm not talking about the late winners that heralded Arsenal as the comeback kings, the FA's inconsistency in its decision making, the atrocious officiating, the fiercely contested battle for the Champions League spots or the dogfight for relegation.
This is about that disgraceful act that can be the difference between a win, a draw and a loss. That act that has the potential to make a team lose a player for a crime he certainly didn't commit.
The art of diving.
Laying emphasis on the epic illustration above, I present to you:
The Legends of the Fall