I’m starting to land at the ‘bored AF’ stage of the summer. Too many players leaving. Too few coming in.
So why don’t I lend a very helpful hand to Ivan, HUSS FAHMY, and dear Arsene Wenger.
PSG are failing hard to land a mega name, you can’t help but think Barca are going to keep Neymar, M’Bappe is going to head to Madrid, leaving Alexis Sanchez the most likely target.
I was, you know, despondent and sad, but then I saw who they’re looking to offload.
Matuidi: 30 years old
Grzegorz Krychowiak: 27 years old
6ft 1. Beast. Technically sound.
Di Maria: 29 years old
Exceptional talent we could work with for 2 years as we transition to a new Alexis
All three players would make nice makeweights. I’d be particularly interested in the midfielders because both would be an upgrade and excellent additions to the squad. I’d be pretty fine with losing Sanchez if we could make Di Maria work in our starting 11.
I mean, I know player swaps can be tough to make happen, but the best buys are often the players on the fringe with something to prove.
Don Balon, who have serious pedigree after linking us to Gareth Bale, are now linking Barcelona with a £53m move for Mesut Ozil if the Catalan giants fail in their pursuit of Coutinho. Would be a fascinating move and the death of their pressing game for sure. Also can’t imagine Barca, who have been stealing players off us for less than market value for years, would pay £53m for a player in the last year of his deal.
I also think it’d be pretty mental for us to sell him right now unless we have a very good replacement lined up. I wouldn’t fancy anyone else feeding Lacazette this season, that’s for sure.
The Stan Kroenke blood channel story went into overdrive. JEZZA C, the great hope for Britain’s FAILING future, stepped in with some ready made disgust.
“I’m appalled at the glorification of killing wild and rare animals on this TV channel,”
The Brits are losing their damn minds. Doing nasty things to animals is pretty much the worst thing you can do in the UK outside posting a negative Great British Bakeoff review in The Guardian comments.
God bless you Mary Berry.
That said, what did you expect of a rich bored billionaire who lives on a ranch? Banter that he’s into trophy hunting in his spare time…but not in football.
The outrage and disgust is pretty worthless. Stan K is ours forever. He’s like a recurring nightmare. NO, at least a nightmare would be exciting. He’s like a dream you have when you’re a student working 4 jobs… you work all day wiping down TGI Friday’s tables in Thurrock, then you go to sleep and you dream you’re doing the same thing. That’s Stan K. Just a really boring dream that you’ll intermittently wake up from and realise everything is shite.
You know who else is boring? Arsene Wenger. I was going write that he’s a leopard that can’t change his spots, but then I worried STAN WOULD PUT A BULLET IN MY BLOG and serve it up on his VILE TV channel dedicated to animal corpses and baking hatred.
Anyway, 6 years ago we were writing about expensive deadwood we couldn’t shift. The club were going to reorg their approach to salaries. 6 years on we can’t sell deadwood. Jack Wilshere, Lucas Perez, David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Calum Chambers and Carl Jenkinson are ALL still on the books.
Arsenal are so badly run. > 2011 article on deadwood
Wenger has no idea how to benchmark wages. He has no instinct for when to sell talent. He has no long-term transfer strategy to speak of. He can’t attract players. He is so antiquated these days it’s got to the point where we’re being held hostage by Chamberlain who has had 3 good games for us in his whole career. He can’t even make his way through a press conference without saying something wholly unnecessary.
What a madness…
Anyway, Community Shield this weekend. Should be a fun day in the sun.
SEE YOU IN THE COMMENTS.