Fear not chums, I was being sarcastic!
So the news yesterday was Michael Owen, the Darren Anderton of the new millenium offered his services to us and the Mancs, well at last Arsenal got lucky for once and it seems that fergie has landed the injury prone has been from Liverpool, thank the good lord for that, can you imagine the reception he’ll get from Liverpool fans!
Well he won’t actually, because he’ll only play his customary 3 games a season so chances are he won’t be fit for that one.
Arsene says that Gallas and Adebayor will not be leaving so that means we won’t be getting a new forward and probably not a centreback, so we still have an opening in the defensive midfield spot if he decides to get the company wallet out.
The boss however did say this about Ade ‘If he does not want to stay, he will leave’ now that appalls me, he has 3 years left on his contract, so why give these huge new contracts out if they mean nothing, except of course more money for the player concerned.
Anyway, I digress, I think we have enough players if he doesn’t buy, but I still hope he has a clear out.
Other great news is we have extended Jack Wilshere’s contract much the same way he did Ramsey’s the day before, so we can at least bank on having them around until they decide to break their contracts in a few years time and bugger off to Barcelona, AC Milan or Real Madrid, still at least we are paying them well so none of you need lose any sleep over that.
I watched the Spud game at the Grove on Arsenal TV last night and with 4 minutes to go I watched with horror as Gael Clichy slipped, not to worry I thought it’s only Jenas on the ball, he’s slow and we have Alex Song right behind him, he’ll get it…oops 4-3.
Thing is I was at that game and swore I would never watch the game again… …sucker!
Anyway that reminded me why we really do need a defensive midfielder, Alex will take a couple more years to work on his speed and then we’ll be okay.
On a positive note I was thinking of a fully fit Arsenal and you know what I was getting quite excited, so I thought I would have a little look at what sort of team we could field if we had all of our players, these are my team options, what do you think?
Before I do though, I am assuming Vermaelen is the dogs, if Robin is happy with the signing, then that’s good enough for me.
Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
Arshavin Cesc Nasri Rosicky
Eboue Kolo Vermaelen Gibbs
Walcott Cesc Diaby Vela
Kolo Djourou Senderos Traore
Nasri Cesc Arshavin Rosicky
You know what, they’re not bad line ups, we then have a number of super players that could come on and do a job like Ramsey, Wilshere, Denilson and Song then there wouldn’t be the pressure on their young shoulders there has been and we may see a different side fighting for silverware.
Oh and notice no 4-5-1 that was what we had when we threw away a two goal lead against the spuds, it was 4-4-2.
So without the negative thoughts we actually do have quite a strong squad that will be a year older, a lot stronger and very hungry.
What I saw in the spuds game was that Eboue, Diaby, Song and Denilson in the same team when we were winning 4-2 and cruising really doesn’t work and that must never be allowed to happen again, when those four are all playing at the same time the confidence drops and mistakes happen, they can all do a job of that there is no doubt, but not all at the same time, let them develop boss, give them cameos and it may just work.
It’s getting near that time when we need to start beleiving again, it’s getting close to when we have to accept what we have and get behind the team and if he played Coco the clown in the team I for one would be cheering him on.
And don’t say we already do or I will get hammered.
Have a great day today grovers, at least we didn’t sign Michael miserable Owen!