It’s a big game today. Nerves aren’t what they were last year because Liverpool have been an absolute shower since losing Suarez and Sturridge. Last time we played them, we were destroyed in about 5 minutes. This time, you don’t sense there’s much danger of that happening… you do worry that Brendan might still have a plan that could unpick a depleted Arsenal side.
Short post this morning as I’m in holiday mode…
Big game tomorrow as Arsenal take on the might of Brendan Rodgers. Mario is suspended. Not sure whether that’s a good thing or not? I mean, he’s been quite comically bad so far this season. I’d rather him not play and find his moment against us. Liverpool apparently played a pretty strong side in the Carling Cup… great news for us. Rodgers clearly sees a Cup win as a way of keeping him at the club. Didn’t work for King Kenny though…
Oh happy morning to ya’ll!
It’s the season to be jolly… and drunk. I’ve hit peak alcohol and it’s not good. Someone tap me out, I’m done with the festivities.
… so Arsenal, what’s cracking today?
Lots of transfer stories floating around. Pedro is apparently available for £26m. I like him. He has a lot of class. Just not sure he’s anywhere near the priority list right now. That said, we did sign an Ozil when a number ten wasn’t a priority. So look, anything is possible… and there’s been an awful lot of smoke around this player for years. He’s the N’Zogbia of this decade.
One name that is interesting is Fabian Delph. I think his deal is up soon so he’s available on a free. High energy and powerful. Fits the Wenger strategy. Fits the priority list. A maybe?
Winston Reid has a £20m price tag on his head despite being available for free in 6 months. You’d have to think Big Sam is playing a big game there. If he gets £8m for him, he’d take it. I like him. He’d not be the dream ticket but he’d certainly be a great back up. He has the added benefit of being Prem proven.
Arteta has to move on in the summer, so we really need to be thinking about two defensive midfielders. Ideally, we’d land them in January. Fanciful thinking hey! It would make sense. Chelsea bought Matic last January early doors. Who is the Matic of this window?
No idea guys. Really no idea.
Arsenal are building a new swanky community facility, here are some pics. It’ll cater to 1500 people a week. It has a 4G pitch and… a cafe. Yeah, real coffee. The lot. It’s based on the JVC centre we had at Highbury. I wonder if we’ll sell the name to a sponsor? I’m looking forward to seeing it finished…
Right, that’s me done. Staines, you’ve been amazing.