ARSENE Wenger has conceded that his team is now unlikely to win the FA Cup final that took place almost 32 years ago.
The Arsenal manager has admitted to the club’s board that with his current squad he does not feel able to travel three decades back in time and destroy Trevor Brooking.
He is now turning his attention to the faster than light neutrino research at the CERN Institute to see if it can assist him in bettering a fourth-place finish in the 1979-80 Division One championship.
Wenger said: “We are still developing as a team and have a lot of young, promising players but I think it’s time to admit we can’t stop Trevor Brooking scoring an unlikely header from the edge of the six yard box.
“We have been very unlucky with the linear nature of time and the lack of a brutal dictator in England for the last three decades willing to rewrite history in Arsenal’s favour.
“But it would need a Michael Thomas-style miracle to win the ’80 cup final given that there is now minus 16,611,840 minutes to go.”
Arsenal are still holding out hopes for their chances in the 1986 New Faces talent show final against Duggie Small, hotly-tipped by bookies to win because he did, 25 years ago.
But Wenger said he would now focus on building a team around a combination of Gervinho’s fascinating forehead and the comedy stylings of Van Persie’s insistence he won’t leave the club as soon as Manchester City send a taxi for him.