Arsene Wenger was on wind up duties yesterday as he causally announced to the world that we weren't close to signing anyone... and that regardless of what happens, we can compete for the title.
No Arsene, we can't. 20 points doesn't get made up on a 3 month summer break. Especially when your competitors have all splashed out on serious talent. Well, bar David Moyes, who has made some spectacular failed bids for Cesc.
I do wish someone in the Arsenal PR department would collar Wenger on his quotes.
'Hey Arsene, I know you love winding the fans up, but you do make us all look like incompetent fools when you day things like, 'it's hard to get in contact with people''
Like everyone is out at full moon parties with their Blackberry's switched off.
Anyway, I would bite your lip on those quotes. It's clear we're doing quite a lot of work on this Suarez deal. Negotiations have been going on for two months. Suarez had his meeting with Rodgers and Ayre and nothing has been revealed. I'm guessing that is positive for us. If it wasn't, we'd have seen his commitment plastered all over the back pages by now.
It is incredible how tunnel vision we appear to be on this one signing. To be this far into a window and have nothing to show for it really is poor. All the players we're targeting can't be unattainable. To have not strengthened anywhere is really frustrating. But we still have time. The club will back in England next week for The Emirates cup. Hopefully we'll see some action then.
Right, not a big post today. See you on the other side...