The fact that Tony Adams has a book out shouldn't necessarily be used a stick to beat him with with regards to his outspokenness; he's always been outspoken, but is just speaking a lot more recently.
And based on his fiery recent words about his relationship with Arsene Wenger alone, Sober should make for an extremely interesting read.
By the same token, there are only so many contrarianisms a man can use before jumping the shark, and Adams is now in danger of gaining parody status as his assault against his former club continues apace.
Speaking to the Evening Standard last night, Adams claimed Arsenal should never have signed Mesut Ozil when they had Jack Wilshere in their ranks, maintaining that Wilshere is just as good as the German:
It was an insult to buy Mesut Ozil when we’ve got Jack Wilshere there, who is every bit as good.
If I’d been Jack I’d have knocked on Arsene’s door and said ‘why the hell are you spending £40m on this player when I can do it just as well’.
A lot of fans have questioned Ozil and his desire to win. When you’ve got a player and you’re giving them lots of money they have to contribute.
As Jesus presumably wept, Arsenal fans reacted incredulously to Adams' claim. Some went as far as delving into the stats to prove Adams argument was indeed a non-argument, while others hesitantly alluded to the fact that a club legend had essentially nuked the fridge as far as his analysis is concerned.
Tony Adams: "Arsenal signing Ozil was an insult to Wilshere" heard it all now, love Adams but he has been talking through his arse recently.
— Arron Fôn Evans (@ArronEvansNews) June 6, 2017
From 2013 to 2016:
Wilshere featured 41 times in the PL (2594 mins) for Arsenal
Ozil featured 94 times in the PL (8018 mins)
Is Tony high?
— 9jagooners (@9jaGooners) June 5, 2017
Ozil was never an impediment to Wilshere. Wilshere's calcium deficient glass bone structure is to blame for Wilshere's predicament.
— Doug Nichols (@TheTXI) June 5, 2017
Tony Adams is undoubtedly our greatest ever servant, but I think he's answered all the questions about why AFC hasn't employed him long term
— Limpar33 (@Limpar33) June 5, 2017
Yep, that's enough. Tony Adams quotes are now getting the Merson and Piers Morgan treatment. Taken as parody. https://t.co/c7KR1o700X
— ∞ (@TheFalseNein) June 5, 2017
Maybe it’s for the best that Tony Adams isn’t in charge of Arsenal’s transfer policy 🤔 pic.twitter.com/HnhXYQpZj8
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 6, 2017