It does make me laugh when I see headlines like 'Arsenal's Park...' Arsenal's park? He hasn't even played a game for us! What a joke signing he was, well cruel in my book because not only has his career taken a nose dive, his own countrymen has gone off him as they think he has avoided his military service, he says he hasn't and I hope that our manager has the good grace to let him go so he can get his career on track.
So is Arsene up next to apologise to his fans for signing a dud? Not a chance I think is that answer. Talking of duds, if the rumours of Giroud are true, I would only be happy if it included a swap deal with Chamakh, maybe we could have their centre back and they could have Squillaci and cash as well, now that really would be a sweet deal, getting rid of two crap players and getting two good ones in return.
That involves too much common sense though and Wenger doesn't do common sense, so forget that.
I just wish we would sign Martinez, he seems like the real deal to me, the Spanish clubs can't afford him so that just leaves us. Now I have also been thinking about Wenger and his reluctance to spend big, I think he does spend big and someone needs to explain the maths to him.
We bought Theo for £12mil at 16, I know we only ended up paying £8mil, but that was our good fortune. So £12mil for a 16 year old is taking a chance, and really no different to paying £24mil for a proven 23 year old.
Now fast forward to Oxo, we paid £15mil for him at 17, so what's the difference in paying £30mil for a world class ready made?
Nothing is what, except there is little risk, pay all that money for a kid, they could get injured and go off the boil, like Theo and Ramsey appear to have done.
So there you have my theory as to why we should spend big on ready mades, and why we already are spending big on players so young they may never make it, which also makes it a false economy, not to mention how long you may have to wait.
And when you factor in their wages, by the time they reach 23, we would have paid the money anyway!
At least we didn't get Nick Powell!
Rangers Football Club have always been my preferred club in Scotland, but I think the right decision was made to make them pay their taxes, footballers for years have been overpaid and for some reason they seem to think paying taxes is outside of their remit, I even remember Arsenal players, Henry and Bergkamp amongst them being paid offshore to avoid tax.
It caught up with them and Arsenal footed the £11mil bill, why Arsenal though???
It's wrong, if you want to live in this country, then pay the taxes. How else do people think we pay for the NHS and all those poor people on benefits?
Ok enough of that, we still have to wait until Friday to see the Ox, funny how Hodgson picked him ahead of Theo isn't it? I wonder what Wenger was thinking?
Have a great day Grovers, you never know, today could be the day the cheque book comes out, though I believe no one will move until someone blinks, don't expect it to be the Spanish though.
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