Bloody hell, this transfer window is like pulling teeth. Pulling teeth whilst voluntarily sedated.
No one really cares about buying players because we’re winning. Which is fine, but I think the reality bug might bite in at some point and we’ll be cursing the lack of movement because I really don’t think we have the depth to fight all the way this year.
However, what do I know? The boss will have all the data at his hands and if he deems the squad deep enough, well, all I can do is wait and see.
Amazing what success does to the mind of the average fan. This year has been so much less stressful. When Arsenal are on form, life is on form. Winning at football puts everything in perspective. Fired from your job? Who cares, season ticket renewals aren’t for 5 months. Girlfriend dumps you? Who cares, her brother supported Spurs anyway. Crunch your ankle in a Covent Garden pothole so badly you think you might have to miss pilates today? It doesn’t matter, you don’t need your ankle to watch Arsenal and pilates is for girls.
Life always has a silver lining when we’re winning.
The worry is that Manchester City haven’t needed to spend big, but Chelsea have added some additional legs to their midfield. Mourinho thinks that his massive squad needs adding to, but Arsene thinks we can push on with our squad… which we’ve already seen shake when the games come thick and fast.
We’ll see though. We’re dispatching teams with relative ease at the moment, but we are heading into a very business period. However, we’ll have a reinvigorated Nik B to share the work load with Giroud… and look… if he can play like he did against Cardiff for the rest of the season, I’ll take that. We also have Ramsey back in the frame and hopefully we’ll see some progress from Chamberlain, and some settling for Ozil who I’m waiting to see explode.
Outside the limited Arsenal news, we have Manchester United and Chelsea doing a deal for Juan Mata. I think the move is mental. I’d still prefer Ozil, but I think it’s crazy Chelsea wouldn’t let Arsenal loan Demba Ba… but they’re quite happy to let United, last seasons title winners take on Mata. It’s a great signing for United if it happens. Chelsea taking FFP seriously? Or are they lining up Rooney?
Right, that’s me done for the day. Catch you in the comments!