Arsenal are looking at strikers. The calibre isn’t quite Lewandowski and Suarez, but it’s good…
The names that are foghorning loudest in the newspapers are Edin Dzeko, Hernandez and Benzema. Personally, I’d love to see Dzeko at Arsenal. He’s powerful, a solid finisher and he’d have something to prove at Arsenal. He’d also allow us to play the same system. That’s both a gift and a curse. When you’re trying to unpick a team, bringing on the same striker as Giroud might not add much.
Hey, news is so slow today, a conversation I had with a Liverpool fan feels like some seriously shareable content.
We breezed through the weekends results. He didn’t think the landscape had changed much. United still looked bang average and if any other team was so comprehensively dominated at home and won, the headlines would have been totally different.
He also made and interesting comment about the defence. He thought the loss of Mertesacker highlighted that Koscielny is a bit of an accident waiting to happen. This is a view a few others who are fans of oppo teams have said to me. I can kind of see where this opinion stems from. His partnership in the main works because Mertesacker snuffs out a lot of the incoming issues, with the smaller more nimble centre back sweeping up anything that requires pace.
Mertesacker is Sol Campbell and Koscielny is Kolo Toure. I can jump on board with that. I do think it’s apparent that we need to bring a really top young centre back. Long term, I can’t see Thomas hanging around. We don’t have anything coming through that excites me.
So what else have we got on our hands? This quote from Jack.
‘Yes, I do think [people forget my age]. Not just because I’ve been around for a long time, but people hear I’ve got two kids and it’s not often you hear about a 21-year-old with two kids’
Errr, Jack, I know plenty of girls from my Essex days who had two kids by 17. Get with the times man. You’re an old dad in plenty of places. I think the key line with Jack is this.
“I then had a frustrating year with injury and it’s tough when you’re out injured, you’ve got to come back. People think that when you’re out injured you don’t do a lot of work but you do, trust me.”
The problem with his injury is that it came of the back of some serious progress. A whole year out must be depressing. Getting back into the swing of things was always going to take him a long time. I also think he’s rocked by Rambo. He’s clearly a guy that likes to be number one, now he’s not. He’s not used to that. He’ll work things out. Ramsey should be an inspiration for him and any struggling kid. Keep plugging away and you’ll become worldclass for sure.
Right, that’s all I have time for today because I’m mad busy earning fresh dollars, ya get me bitches?
Yep. Yep you do. x
So much news today.
Denmark manager Olsen says Bendtner must leave.
Arsenal fans say yes. Leave Nik. Go on, be free.