It’s been a long time since we could just have a pretty breezy chat about what’s going on.
What’s new with me? Oh, some absolute lothario has moved in next door and he’s either shooting porn, or he is gods gift to about 5 different women he rotates in and out. Complain? How can I do that.
‘Hey mate, errr, could you ask your lady friends to stop having such a damn great time, or at the very least, get it done a little quicker’
Anyway, as we speak I’m hiding away in music and writing as he shoots scen 18 of his love making epic. Don’t worry though, I’ll get him back on an early kick off in a few weeks and fuck up his Saturday morning.
What’s new with Arsenal?
Well, there appears to be very little in the way of news. Arsenal took their season total to 6 points with an EPIC win against a Bournemouth that look very much like they’re in trouble this year.
I had a great chat with Tim Payton about Arsenal that I’ll be posting a little later, he gave an overview of the challenges the club is dealing with in the market as well as a bit of insight into the fan Q&A that sounded like a washout.
Ivan is supposedly taking over transfer negotiation duties from Dick Law. I can’t see how that does anything outside compound the bottleneck issue we have. The club needs to build out that side of the operation, not put it in the hands of someone woefully underqualified to act as a Director Of Football type. Really quite amusing to read Wenger sniping at the notion Ivan is going to be anything outside an administrator.
“Ivan Gazidis has his office here (at the stadium),”
“There is an office for him (at the training ground) when he comes up, or anybody else who comes from Highbury House.
“But on a daily basis you can find him at Highbury House.”
He’s so insecure about anyone going anywhere his football operation that is slow, indecisive and thought of as a bit shite by the agents and CEOs of other major clubs around the world.
Dick Law leaving at any other club would be a huge opportunity to bring fresh thinking to a burning operation. At Arsenal, it’s an opportunity for the manager to consolidate power further.
One interesting thing we’ll find out this week is how seriously the club plan on taking the Europa League. Wenger hasn’t ever won a European trophy, and substandard trophies have saved his bacon over the last 4 years. There’s also a pretty epic prize of a Champions League place. I think we’re going to struggle badly to make top 4 this season, so that might be a backdoor option of interest for Wenger.
We also have Chelsea at the weekend. Does Wenger go for a Carling Cup team? Is he going for the Premier League? Can he prioritise this season?
So many questions. He blew Christmas last year predictably because he didn’t trust his squad to win the easier games away in the league. If he goes for the league and Europe, he’ll struggle with fatigue.
What will he do!
Finally, Coquelin looks like he’s out for 3 months. He’ll be recovering from a pinged hamstring and being mercilessly beasted by a barrage. That’s good news for Elneney, who is criminally underused in my opinion, but it also might open the door to a Jack Wilshere run of games. You can count on Ozil and Sanchez not giving any fucks this season, but I tell you something… Jack HAS to perform like a hero. Him having a good season is the difference between Juventus and Roma… or Stoke and Brighton.
سلامات وش الطيحه ي كوكلين pic.twitter.com/wvutuc8zoa
— تركي الثابت (@tut2b) September 9, 2017
Right, that’s me done. I’ll be back with a podcast this afternoon! … check out this Scooby Doo mystery.
Anyone noticed or aware of anyone else being effected by a reddish tinge from the Emirates seats? (Also on the jeans) pic.twitter.com/kLlHnR5Szj
— The Block 5 Gooner (@Block_5_Gooner) September 9, 2017