Happy JULY 4TH people. This, for me, is a day where I’m wheeled out to parties and asked…
‘Does it bother you?’
Arsenal didn’t land their independence this summer, but we do appear to be doing some things that are pleasing to the eye.
Word on the street is Arsene Wenger is signing up Mad Jens Lehmann to the coaching staff.
Does that make me happy? Damn straight it does. The German is a winner, a leader and I like to think of him as very intelligent. He also has a book coming out.
He has a book coming out.
I wonder if he has to pull the book as part of the deal? I wonder if the club have sifted through the pages?
If he’s coming in to work with the first team, that’s a massive bonus. I don’t know what his technical knowledge of the game is like, but I know he’s an imposing figure and I know that he’ll be a positive influence on the players. He is accountability. He will not tolerate flaky behavior. He understands where British clubs are falling behind.
“There is a big discrepancy between money and know how in the Premier League. The clubs don’t use their potential properly,”
“When I joined Arsenal there were few English clubs that were good on tactics. Things have not changed much since then.
“Bundesliga clubs have less money, but in footballing terms they are on a par with their English counterparts.”
Knowing the problem is 10% of the battle. Making things better is a whole new level. Let’s hope he can headlock Wenger into real change, the whole year.
There are also rumours flying around the web that Alexis Sanchez MIGHT stay. It’d be a wondrous dream if he did. I hope it’s to sign a new deal, not sit out a season then tap out in February.
The papers are also pushing hard on the idea that we could break the bank for another French striker and land M’Bappe.
Really would love to put on the VR headset that takes me to dream world on that deal, but can’t really see us dropping £120m after landing a player who loosely does the same thing. Would be very odd. Unless Wenger is planning on placing a 26-year-old striker on the wing to push his technical skills up or something weird like that?
I still have no idea what the plan is for the squad. The players we’re looking at don’t really seem to add up to much?
Two strikers and a left back. I mean, all upgrades. But 20+ points of better?
I’m not so sure.
However, I spent all last season bitching that the squad was good enough to win the league. We had better players than Spurs and City. So if we keep what we have, bolster it with goals and the Bundesliga left back of the century… then maybe we can do something.
I mean, I’m resting it all on Jens, HUSS FAHMY, and BIG Darren Burgess to make the magic happen.
… but look, we’ll have to start getting into the hope zone shortly.
Right, that’s me done. Enjoy the day. This week we’ll look at how Arsenal can become heroes again.