There are 3 ways to look at a problem as an Arsenal fan:
The AKB way: Read a quote from Arsene, regurgitate it and pretend it is your own. Or just ignore the problem and shout down anyone who try’s to offer a solution that goes against the grain.
The Grover way: Say what the problem is and suggest a solution.
The ‘If I know Arsene’ way: Try and think like Arsene and base your problem solving strategy as if you were him and you embodied all his characteristics. You might not agree with what he is hypothetically thinking, but you base your problem solving using his frugal ways.
So tonight Grovers, I am going to become Arsene Wenger and tell you how I think he is going to deal with the summer.
Right, he is no longer going to sign a defender. Fact.
This means something has happened in the last 3 weeks becuase Kolo and Gallas didn’t just figure out how to be great in the air over night. So this leads me to one of two hypothesis.
Kolo or Gallas said they were off at the end of the season. Gallas becuase he was having the captaincy removed or Kolo becuase he doesn’t like Gallas. Whatever happened, it has been resolved now becuase both are staying and Wenger isn’t buying.
My second hypothesis is that Wenger is dealing with the aerial ball threat by signing a tall centre midfielder or he is promoting Diaby (6ft 2in) to deal with the aerial threat like Paddy used to.
My guess? He is going with Diaby.
So no defenders for us, put your Mertesacker/Zapata/Richards dreams back where they belong…La La Land!.
In my ‘Wenger’ opinion we have adequate back up and we are oversubscribed in pretty much every position, even in goal. If you don’t like Almunia, deal with it becuase he is staying after he signed a new contract.
So midfield. It seems like Hleb is going no where (Is anyone else sensing the gradual back down?), if he is, we have Nasri. Ramsey has been signed and we have Rosicky, Theo, Cesc, Denilson, Gibbs, Barazite, Randall, Diaby, Berto, Eboue and Lansbury. Once again, over subscribed. Forget whether they are experienced, they have fantastic potential… if they fail, so what, it is in the name of football purity.
So no new midfielders (Nasri and Ramsey excluded).
Up front we have Ade, Eduardo, Vela, Nikki B, RvP, Bendtner and Theo (Freeman if you want to be silly!) if we need him. Once again, we are oversubscribed with what I would say is a good forward line. Eddie scores, Nikki scores, RvP scores and so does Ade. If 3 of your strikers have 30 goals in them, why do you need David Villa?
No more strikers needed.
So if I was thinking like Wenger, I’d say… no more signings… we are sorted.
If the boys step up, I am a hero, a legend and I’ll go down in history as the man who defeated 3 Billionaires on a budget.
If they don’t, I have a job for life… so what the hell!
Happy Friday Grovers, see you in the comments section!
*For those who did not understand… ‘Arsene Finished’ actually meant shopping.