If we get Squillaci and then Ciani I will be delighted, it's what we needed, experience and talent, and that would also mean defensive midfielder options as Koscielny and Vermaelen could slot in there if needed. I still worry about the French contingent and when I read in the Guardian that Arsenal are referred to in France as the 21st club in their league, it sends a shiver down my spine.
I would still rather we signed Cahill or Taylor as the other centre back, but hey-ho, I'll have Ciani and Squillaci all day long, bring in Given, Stekelenburg or Schhwarzer and we're all set.
I watched the Northern chavs turn Liverpool over last night minus Mascharano, boy does that show the difference between having a great DM and having a great forward (Torres). It also showed how destructive a team can be when it employs width, in Johnson and Milner and it shows the difference a good keeper makes as well.
City were good, but not as good as us, what was great though was watching them without Adebayor and Shaun Wright Philips, two greedy boys that knew best and put money before football, good luck you two, I hope you are pleased with your mercenary decisions. It seems to be paying off! Ha, ha!
If we get our new signings in today, we could be watching them at the weekend, I'd like them in my team at Blackburn.
If we could play with two wide men we would roll teams over, right now we use our full backs as wingers and that doesn't work because we lose the ability to defend if they counter and those same defenders can't cross, we deploy Theo out wide so maybe we should use one of our full backs as a winger, like Gibbs, just a thought, or get Rosicky out wide instead.
What do you all think? Will today be the day we remember? Keep 'em crossed.
Have a great day grovers, see you in the comments!