A quick roundup from me this morning.
We’ve landed Sead Kolasinac on a long-term deal, he comes in at £120k a week, so let’s pray he’s good. When the club are dropping free transfers like this, you have to pray it’s one of the new scouts recommending him, not Steve Rowley. I know very little about this left back. He’s powerfully built, has 7 assists and three goals this year, and I’m hoping he’s coming in to replace Kieran Gibbs who is utterly pointless.
On a seperate note, I’ve been told the club are going hard on transfers at the moment, trying their best to make sure our summer isn’t derailed by Arsene Wenger and his reluctance to sign a new deal.
It’s quite clear what’s going on there, the future of the football club is being put to one side as Ivan G and Wenger play a game of contract chicken.
Stan spending his time giving zero fucks as his LA Rams dream goes to shit.
Arsene Wenger knows the club are gearing up massive change for him. I’m not sure there’s much credence in the Michael Zorc rumours, but there is certainly going to be an attack on the dross Wenger surrounds himself with. Steve Rowley is way past it, Gerry Payton has been out of his depth for ten years, Tony Colbert is basically a glorified PT from you mum’s local gym, and Boro Piromac is about as dynamic as Robbie Savage in a pub quiz.
Wenger knows that Ivan has his sights set on ripping them out of the club, and he doesn’t want to have the difficult conversations. He can’t go into negotiations now. He ‘could’ make top 4 on the last game of the season if Liverpool shit the bed. He ‘could’ beat Chelsea in a cup final. Whatever you want to say about Arsenal, we have a team that should be challenging for the league. If we’re fired up, and we play with the attitude we have in the last two games, we could easily turn them over.
Going into contract negotiations with top 4 and an FA Cup next to you is leverage. Wenger is betting on that.
However, if it does go to shit, heading into negotiations with Europa League football and a rough Wembley spanking against a younger better manager… well, Wenger will be a different beast, he’ll be throwing his nan under the bus to earn a new deal and he’ll pretty much work with anyone thrown his way.
No one at Arsenal knows what’s going on. That’s from numerous people close the action. Gab Marcotti has heard Wenger might leave if he wins the FA Cup, others think he’s on for a one year deal… one thing is for sure, no contract has been signed. So stop telling me that’s what’s taken place, because it’s not true.
Arsenal are an Arsene away from being a genuinely huge club. We’re a Wenger away from being elite. You just have to work out what you want as a fan. A strong finish basted in glorious failure, or a hard fail, meaning Wenger is severely weakened… maybe to the point where he says, no thanks, I’m off.
Right, that’s your lot.
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