So we signed Gervinho, err no we didn’t, we signed Gervais Yao Kouassi, so his name isn’t even real. He changed his name to sound like he is going to be good, I sure hope he is, me I would have preferred a centreback like Cahill, and he can speak English.
I listened to Gervinho’s first interview, in French, and we wonder why we have no grit in this team, I don’t mind French speaking players, but at least sign someone that can speak the same language as the rest of the team. (and don’t say he does!)
I watched the interview until the stock Arsenal question was asked, ‘how much of a factor was Arsene Wenger in your decision to move here’ Oh please, how much more smoke does he need blown up his bottom, every player we ever sign gets asked the same question.
What would happen if for once they said this… ... No actually, it was the money, you paid me silly money to join, it wouldn’t had mattered if Micky mouse were the manager the dosh you are paying me is unbelievable, I couldn’t say no, sorry who did you say was manager again?
That’s why Fabregas joined wasn’t it! I’ll talk about Cesc, the poor little kidnap victim from La Masia later in the post.
Ian Wright is an Arsenal record breaker and a much loved ex-player, but sometimes he doesn’t think things through when he opens his mouth.
A few seasons ago he wrote an article saying how the foreign players don’t understand the English players passion for the Spud Derby, at the time I asked if Thierry or Robert Pires were ever on the losing side? I asked if Freddie felt that way when he got sent off at the end at Shite Hart Lane once? Or if Patrick lacked the passion or if Lehman did, and even Ade loved to score against them, he thought about it and came on the post to apologise.
Next up he asked if we were becoming Man City’s feeder club, I retorted about him advising his son to go to Chelsea for the money, had he come to Arsenal, he would have been a hero, he would have been an England regular and still in our team now, he would have been the son of ‘Ian Wright’ and carried on the family business, but thanks to the fatherly advice, his career has been spent in the toilet, he has however made a shed loads of money, I wonder what those two talk about over their Sunday roast and if Cesc or Nasri come into the conversation?
That now brings me nicely onto those players, I hear much talk about loyalty from people in our team.
Let’s go onto Cesc, he has been sulking about a move to Barca for the last two years, and still is, he lets his friends from Barca diss us all the time yet says nothing.
Mate it’s time to stop letting people slag your girlfriend off and be a real man.
And by that I mean what he is letting his Barca boyfriends do to Arsenal is the equivalent of letting another bloke slag your girlfriend off in front of you and turning away with your hands over your ears, either you are a complete coward, or you don’t like your girlfriend any more.
So what is it Cesc?
If he loved them so much then why leave them in the first place, it can’t have been because he had Xavi and Iniesta ahead of him because he still has, it was for money, because Wenger offered him a lot more than Barca were paying him. Greed. No ifs or buts, greed.
Then we offered him a massive 8 year contract which put his wages on a different planet to all his team mates and tied him to the club until he was 28, he accepted, Wenger crowed. Oh, and the transfer kitty went down to pay for it, and all was well at Arsenal.
3 years into it he was so rich money didn’t matter anymore and he wanted to play for a team that won things. That by the way isn’t us.
Wenger did the only thing he knows, he bribed him further, he offered him another massive pay rise to stay and play a third of last season.
One year on and he is still bleating, and his Barca chums are still dissing this football club. Only this time kidnapping has been added to the list of wrongs, kidnapping for goodness sake!
Cesc can stop all this by telling them to cease talking on his behalf, he has a 4 year contract left, a massive salary and he is staying.
He won’t though because he is a greedy bastardo, greedy because he wants his cake, he has earned a fortune from us, now he wants to win trophies somewhere else.
And the latest on the Cesc debacle is our manager is apparently offering him £135k a week to sign yet another long term contract, this time until 2017.
What is the matter with us??? He wants out of his current long term contract and we are trying to bribe him to sign another, imagine what Barca would be like for the next 6 years!
As far as I’m concerned, offering that sort of money for someone who prefers another club and is a crock is unbelievably stupid, I just can’t believe our entire board are that stupid.
And you know what? There are others we could bring in that would move the ball quicker and not go missing in big games, Vieira never did. Screw the stats, Denilson had better stats than anyone.
Then we have Nasri, who I rate higher if he were given the central role, he wants to go not for money, but for silverware, and I don’t blame him. Had we just paid him what he wanted he would have signed a deal, it’s like Cashley all over again.
The pay rise he wants is still half of what Rooney gets, pay him and use Denilson’s salary to fund it. Talking of our 20 minute Brazilian maestro, that we have been saying is crap for 4 of his 5 years with us, he is so good that no one wants him, that says a lot for the £3.8mil we paid for him in the first place doesn’t it??? San Paulo are taking him on loan, great. Still at least he’s going.
Why we continue to play useless squad players is beyond me, why are Eboue, Rosicky, Diaby and Squillaci still there? And earning big bucks.
Ryo and Jenkinson had their moments but they are nowhere near ready yet, Frimpong already looks at the same level as Song, and the midfield of Ramsey, Wilshere and Nasri is awesome and that I applaud but what if they get injured?
Gibbs is a crock and Traore isn’t good enough, we need a left back.
Rosicky hasn’t got it anymore so we should get rid of him and bring in Mata, Chamakh offers nothing, get rid of him and bring in Benzema or Lukaku, if not then let one of our reserves have a go.
It was great to watch our boys in action again and I do like the blue kit, there were two things that we did that we learned nothing from last season, the first was defending, which we are still rubbish at, even though we played against midgets that weren’t very good, no offence.
And the second was, we passed the ball to death in front of goal, now those two things cost us dear last term, you would think Wenger would have put that right wouldn’t you???
So what we need is someone to stand up to him and be counted, the manager is saying we can defend, we clearly can’t and the world can see that. Time for Kroenke or Gazidas to be counted and tell Wenger he is very, very wrong and we need to sign a decent defender and get rid of the rubbish.
If he doesn’t, our season will be over before August has gone and we’ll all be speculating about who we’ll sign in the next window, and I for one can’t handle another year of that.
Have a great day Grovers, chew on that one.
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