Match Fixing: Wenger's Side Paid To Lose?

AustinCorrespondent IDecember 1, 2009

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29:  Thomas Vermaelen of Arsenal scores an own goal for Chelsea's second  during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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After Arsenal put on a dismal performance against Chelsea, the rest of the league is left to suffer the consequences. An Arsenal victory would have put Chelsea’s point racking on hold and brought Manchester United to within two points of the Blues.

Instead, I think Arsene Wenger has accepted bids from Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti to give the game to Chelsea and perhaps the league title.

I’m not angry at Arsenal. I’m disappointed with Chelsea. I thought the Londoners were classier than to go around making deals with the likes of Arsenal. You can’t trust a club like Arsenal as far as you can throw them.

I take that back. Andrei Arshavin is pocket sized. I figure you can probably give him a pretty good heave. 

The score line was 3-0. The match was obviously fixed. Do they expect the public to believe that a team with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Andrei Arshavin, and Thomas Vermaelen lost by that margin? I know teams have off days, but this is absolutely ridiculous.

Arsenal’s play is poor, but it’s not that poor.

Vermaelen had an own goal and Arsenal had a goal disallowed. How many millions do you think Vermaelen was paid to kick it into his own net? He’s not mentally challenged. In other words, he’s not Abu Diaby. No, Vermaelen knew exactly what he was doing. Excellent placement. Pure Class.

If this match wasn’t fixed, don’t you think Wenger and Arsenal would have already apologized to the rest of the league for failing so easily? Is that not what any decent man would do? I have to ask: have you no decency, Wenger? How do you sleep at night? At the very least, the game should be replayed.

The fact that Wenger has not come out publicly just reinforces the fact that he’s getting paid off by the Londoners. What do you think Wenger is planning to do with all this money? Naturally, he’ll buy world-class players. He’s not as dumb as he looks.

I hate to see this happen. Chelsea need to watch themselves. Dealing with ex-cons is no joke and should not be handled lightly (unless we’re talking about the Arsenal midfield. They’re small and fragile and should actually be handled lightly).

I’m not saying Arsenal are being promiscuous and asking for money. All I’m saying is that Emirates Stadium may or may not be the red light district of the EPL.

If any other team wants to do business with Arsenal, keep your receipt.