Quick post from me this evening because not much seems to have moved in the world of Arsenal.
Chilean goal machine, Alexis ‘the real deal’ Sanchez, might not land his BIG move to Manchester City to play under Pep G. Wenger is digging his 12 inch party shoes into the Emirates turf… roped the our poor old wingers neck.
‘Tu restes toi litte poo’
… is the word on the street.
It’s hard to work out what the game is here. All the stories are hinting that a mega offer would suffice. £90m being the touted number in which the club would agree to let him go. That’s a staggering amount of cash for a player with a year to go on his deal, but it’s the sort of money major clubs looking to win things will spend in the pursuit of proper trophies.
Here’s my thing. We really don’t need our best player stinking out the place for a whole season. I have my faith that Alexis is incapable of anything less than 100%, however, he’s more than capable of playing the game on his terms for the whole season. I love an Alexis show, but not the one where he’s losing the ball every 5 minutes and playing like a one man team.
I also don’t want him shutting down heading into a World Cup, looking to preserve his legs to make sure he’s peak health heading into a shopping window.
We’ve been here before with a ‘resolute manager not willing to budge’… remember that time when Wenger was growing quietly confident he’d keep Cesc and Nasri… then he shit the bed and sold both.
Lose Alexis and we’re less of a force, even if we do manage to prize Thomas Lemar from Monaco.
Still, plenty of summer to go.
Hopefully the club can work hard to shift on Perez, Jenks, Debuchy, Wilshere, Ospina and Gibbs. That’ll free up a nice bit of cash. I really hope we move on Giroud and Theo as well.
I can’t for the life of me work out why we can’t move on Theo. He’s no Arsenal player, but come on, he’s worth 20 goals a season to an Everton, Stoke or West Ham. He has pace, an eye for goal, and about 8 games where you think he’s grown a pair… usually because he’s had a fancy haircut and upped his body art game to a new slightly prison like level.
His slick do and sailor tatts don’t have me fooled… move him on, and take that fucking coffee machine off him because he’s not worth the Cuban dark roast his wife gifted him. Not by a long shot.
Chamberlain is fending off the interest of no one and ‘might’ sign a new deal.
Magic. I do like the boy. Hope he can stay fit next season and prove all the everyday haters wrong. I also hope he keeps his popstar relationship going. No reason for that last point, it’s just nice he’s found happiness.
RIGHT, that’s me done. SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE.