You remember when you were a kid and all you wanted was a new bike, a Chopper with those fancy gears, long saddle and the twirly bits on the cowhorn handlebars? Then your dad gets your old bike re-painted, remember that disappointing feeling? All you wanted was a chopper, an orange one.
Don’t get me wrong here, I was one that was calling for the return of the great man as I wasn’t the person who refuses to give contracts to 30 year olds, Thierry is better than Chamakh, Park and most forwards in the EPL combined, as was Campbell better than what we had at the time and Lehmann better than Almunia.
And don’t forget that Henry left us, and for what? To win the European Cup which he duly did as he knew Arsenal never would.
But I’m thinking what Wenger is doing is throwing up a huge smokescreen to save buying what we do need and getting rid of what we don’t.
Chamakh and Park are hopeless, get rid of them, Arshavin is a top player that has lost his way and Squillaci isn’t good enough for the reserves, so get rid of them all and bring in some quality, we all know they’ll go eventually but strike now and we can replace them in this window.
Remember me saying last year we should get rid of Bendtner and Denilson? Shows how good they were that we couldn’t sell either of them and now Bendtner can’t even get in the Sunderland side, how many years did we suffer those two? How long do we have to suffer the former?
I was talking to one of the Dortmund coaches yesterday, I asked him if Mario Goetze was going to join Arsenal, he said no, I aked him if he wanted Rosicky back, he laughed his nuts off and said no thanks, you keep him, he always was a crock.
Boy does that say a lot. So my point is that Wenger wheels in an Arsenal legend who scores, yes it was only Leeds, but no one else manaaged it, Wenger starts crowing and we the fans get diddled again, all we are after is qualification of a European trophy we can never win because we don’t invest is enough quality, so it’s self perpetuating.
We sign all these kids at a young age because they are the stars of tomorrow and apart from one, Wilshere, they all leave or get moved on, even Luke Freeman went yesterday. Remember the fanfare when we signed him?
So my point is this cycle has to be broken or nothing will ever change, yes it’s great to have Thierry back, but a few defenders, a world class playmaker and a goalscorer that will stay longer than Thierry would have been better.
I would still sign Vertongen as when our stars return he can play anywhere across the back.
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Have a great day Grover’s and hope he proves me wrong.