Morning people. Sorry for the late post. I had my Christmas party last night. Well, not me personally... my whole agency. It was free booze. I was on a boat, the booze was free and I definitely didn't vomit in a urinal.
Anyway, another reason for the late post is the lack of a 'v' on my keyboard. It's jammed... which totally ruined my flow.
So, onto football. Zaha has moved to United for a bundle of money. Don't' worry about it though... Wenger wasn't interested. Which means he's not a good player. Nothing to do with our absolute fear of competing with any club for a player. Is it a money thing? Or is it 'If someone else is interested, they're not a gem' thing? Either way, we lost out to United on another young player we clearly had eyes for.
It's day 25 of the transfer window, we still haven't signed anyone, which, for me, is gross negligence. However, when the only KPI your manager covets is a top four finish and a shed load of profit, you could argue we've had a successful January. We're close to Spurs than we were last year, which is progress if you're Arsene Wenger.
Rumour has it we're in for Diame still... I didn't see enough of him the other night to make a snap judgement on whether he was good enough. He's been strong for West Ham this year, but I can't help but think we're only in for him because he's very cheap.
I believe our problem of defensive midfield may have been solved. Also, you might want to know this. Wenger agrees with me. It's all about making #RamboTime a more permanent fixture.
'“He had a good performance in a position that I think is made for him,”'
Yeah, you read right. Wenger thinks defensive midfield is the way forward. Having previously used him wide left, wide right, in the hole and in the middle of the midfield, Wenger has finally sussed it... Aaron Ramsey. Defensive midfield.
I like the idea. He's quite nippy for a defensive midfielder, he covers a lot of ground and he likes to get stuck in. He played in quite a disciplined way the other night. He could be like Flamini. It's also a position that takes the burden of being creative away from him. If all he has to do is pass it five yards and fast... he'd be ok. Trouble is, like my scouting assessments, we're basing all of this on one game against a really poor side. The reality of the situation is that he's not very strong and he has no experience playing that role.
Still... when you're an Arsenal fan, you have force silver linings. Today's is this...
'Aaron Ramsey could save us £26million by becoming the new Yaya Toure'
That's me done. More about the Brighton game tomorrow.