So we are upping the stakes telling Barca we want £50mil for cesc, yes £50mil! I hear you saying that’s great, £20mil more than Barca told us we were getting, but wait, isn’t that £30mil less than we first said we wanted? Don’t be so cynical!
As I said earlier, I think Cesc will stay and Wenger has promised to bring in some world class players, well after it looks like we won’t be signing Campbell or Gallas, we have gone for Lorient superstar Laurent Koscielny (yes indeed, named after his team) who could end up costing us a whopping £8mil now, well that should be enough to keep our young Spanish hero. Good going boss.
I wish all this speculation would end, it is really getting boring, I thought we would spend the summer wondering how we would spend our huge warchest not talking about Cesc in the same way we used to with Vieira.
Anyway, I now think I know how we’ll spend that money, with the free signings of Chamakh and Joe Cole on the horizon and Koscielny coming in from 7th place Lorient all we need now is the 37 year old Schwartzer to ensure we finish outside the top four, what a summer in prospect.
This weekend was a good one if you sleep with the English, England trounced the mighty Bangladesh and got 10 wickets on the final afternoon, apparently that’s good in the cricket world and Justin Rose clattered a top class field at the Memorial and beat teen sensation Ricky whatisname, who was dressed like an Alabama convict to a pulp on the back 9.
Let’s look at the other side of the coin though, suppose this is all a smokescreen, yes a clever piece of gamesmanship from our club. Cesc to stay, Joe Cole and Gourcuff in, Subotic and Cahill, Velosa and Krasnic and Joe Hart or Buffon, now that would be something wouldn’t it? Or if Fulham are after Senderos, then him plus cash for Hangeland.
And it could still happen, Cesc would then say he never wanted to leave, Almunia and Denilson could go to barca as that’s all they can afford, we could clear out most of the reserves and bring in some money, get a new kit that we all like and have the greatest season ever under Arsene Wenger.
Well that’s what I am choosing to believe and for all those of you who said that we are only a week into the window and what’s my problem, I will now believe, I will believe that this time the boss will spend on the players we need and get shot of those we don’t. And if all else fails, don’t forget, this team has great mental strength and is still very young!
A final word for the Americans, I will be playing golf in Florida for a few days in July, I hope they clean those beaches up by then or it will ruin my trip. BP have done their bit, it’s time for the Yanks to do their’s, if they don’t we should pull out of the Gulf like George Bush’s dad did in 1991, the same year we won the league conceding just 19 goals (I think)
They get more Brits than any other nationality going there on holidays, they ought to get that Hilary Clinton over doing something useful for once instead of poking her nose in everywhere else.
How’s that for a Monday morning post then?
Have a hopeful week, keep the faith and smoke the same stuff that I obviously am!