Category: Eye Candy

Arséne Wenger – Comeback King of Cool

Posted on January 8th, by batmandela in Eye Candy. 3 comments

Been a while since I paid graphic tribute to the Comeback King, Arséne Wenger – our much-maligned manager – who seems to be on the brink of a resurgence of sorts. I don’t want to jinx anything, but this may be the year that he can turn to us all, blow us a raspberry and say, “I told you so..!” My friend who seem to retain this believe has been searching for tickets available for all Arsenal games after deciding not to renew his season ticket. Thats after paying a premium to acquire tickets for the match against Chelsea for himself and his family.

Except, the thing is: he won’t. Because that’s not how he rolls. Even when he loses his cool, he’s cool.

Le Prof has a number of remarkable talents besides being a football genius… His turns of phrase, his poker face, his twinkle-eyed dodging of a barbed interrogation. His Wengerisms are a little bit amusing, as is the cartoonish war he wages with that puffy-coat zipper.

I love it when he stands on the sideline – arms spread wider than Corcovado’s Christ the Redeemer – brows furrowed, jaw agape, wings flapping spastically like an early Wright Brothers prototype.

But possibly my favourite image … Read More »


My Arsenal, My Church – Pilgrimage Diary (Part 1)

Posted on November 1st, by batmandela in Eye Candy, General. No Comments

Pilgrimage Diary (Part 1)

Hi. I’m Batmandela. I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in God. Or Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny. That’s not to say I don’t have my own personal pantheon of ‘deities’. I do.


My Arsenal, My Church (Part 1)

Posted on October 30th, by batmandela in Eye Candy, General. 2 comments

Part 1 of my Pilgrimage Diary…

Hi. I’m Batmandela. I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in God. Or Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny. That’s not to say I don’t have my own personal pantheon of ‘deities’. I do.


The Gooner Disposition – Portrait of an Arsenal Fan

Posted on August 1st, by batmandela in Eye Candy, General, Opinion. 2 comments

“The Gooner Disposition – Portrait of an Arsenal Fan”


Koz Is The One

Posted on May 25th, by batmandela in Eye Candy, Opinion, The Squad. No Comments

The latest in my “Get Behind Your Team” series. Laurent Koscielny is The One.

Enjoy. Share…


Exclusive: Lukas Podolski, Skunk Rider!

Posted on April 27th, by batmandela in Barclays Premier League, Eye Candy, Opinion. 1 Comment

Guard of Honour? Pah!

Include me out.

I’d much rather see this.


Arséne Wenger – One Of Us

Posted on April 16th, by batmandela in Eye Candy, Opinion. 1 Comment

For those of you who doubt Wenger’s commitment and sincerity – or who view his Matchday sideline inactivity as passive indifference – I offer you this image, and a quote taken from an interview by Sportmail’s Chief Sports Writer, Martin Samuel, which appeared in The Daily Mail on August 6, 2009.

COYG (FOYS)

Posted on April 7th, by batmandela in Eye Candy. 1 Comment

More classic Gunner propaganda brought to you nby batmandela. Enjoy. Share. Give credit if you do…


We Want Our Diaby Back

Posted on April 6th, by batmandela in Eye Candy, The Squad. 3 comments

A graphic tribute to the unfortunate Abou Diaby.


Mikel Arteta: Captain Fanplastic

Posted on March 24th, by batmandela in Eye Candy, General, Opinion. 3 comments

Inspired by Dave Seager from 1nildown2oneup.net – here is the latest in the “Get Behind Your Team” series, accompanied by an explanation from Blogzilla himself. Enjoy!