Arsene Wenger near the close: Requiem for a good man-ager

It is easy to spew vitriol when you risk nothing. If I’m thankful to Twitter for anything, it’s not so much for having made the world a better place (remains to be seen) as teaching me, perhaps unintentionally, that to save whatever’s left of my soul, I had to leave it. My hot take simply isn’t as important as my ego would hope it to be.

A few years ago, I covered Arsenal for an online site, and one of my favorite topics was a steadfast defense of Arsene Wenger, the oft-embattled manager of the storied English football (soccer)…