So George Graham, as outlined by Gary Neville in this Mail article, says on Friday that Arsenal will never win the title again.
Then, as part of a BBC 5 panel, says that Arsene Wenger is still the right man for the job. Confused? Yes, so are we.
“Management is about being successful and when you are, you take all the plaudits and the compliments,” said the former Arsenal boss.
“There is a lot of hysterical criticism about Wenger now. If you want to stay in the top four, he is the man without question.
“I think Wenger will stay there. He is very powerful at the club and rightly so. He will make the decision if he leaves or not. I cannot see him leaving at all.
“He enjoys Arsenal, the power and influence he has got throughout the club. I think Arsene will still be there for a few years yet. I just hope they bring in a better quality of player.”
And while nobody will argue about wanting to bring in better players, it’s certainly a mixed message and perhaps speaks to the level of opinion and punditry in the game right now.
Meanwhile, legend Bob Wilson has joined Liam Brady and Ray Parlour in casting doubts over the claims by Stewart Robson that Wenger and Steve Bould have had a major falling out.
Wilson, who worked for years under Wenger as goalkeeping coach, says that suggestions the Arsenal manager only hires ‘yes men’ are insulting.
“The claims of Arsene being a dictator, and from a former player in Stewart Robson, really upsets me.
“I believe if Steve Bould is being sidelined, he is wealthy enough, sensible enough and strong enough to resign if unhappy with his role.
“To say Wenger appoints yes men is an insult to all the people who have worked under him – myself included. I always stood up to Arsene.”