I was doing some research this morning and found this article by Martin Thorpe published in the Guardian on 27 November 1998:
Wenger had just won the double. Wenger would win two more League titles. What’s incredible, however, is that either Wenger hasn’t changed in 20 years or that the press hasn’t changed in 20 years. Or maybe it’s both?
I mean, do journalists just write these same articles over and over, changing the names, dates, and minor details? Because the main points are all the same: red cards, injuries, squad not big enough, Wenger won’t buy, Wenger can’t find the right players, the squad lacks a specific player, at least one major player looks at other teams and wishes Arsenal had their bench, Arsenal kicked out of Europe early, and the granddaddy of them all “well informed sources in Havana say that Castro is about to fall, his demise is imminent.”
What a strange club we are.