No I’m not sure it’s a good bloody Idea. Sorry for using a Caught offside headline, but I think Gooners around the world are being sucked in by ‘Agent Speak’. This ‘Appiah for the middle’ thing must stop now because it shows you that Arsenal fans are getting desperate and prepared to accept averageness!
THAT IS NOT WHAT ARSENAL ARE ABOUT!
Appiah is a solid player… he can shoot, he can tackle and he has a bit of experience under his belt.
How many players in the premiership fit into that category? Diop, Barton, Carsley, Reo Coker… the list goes on.
To play at Arsenal you need to be better than average, you need to be amazing! My feeling on the situation is that if he is that good, surely a club bigger than West Ham would be interested? If Arsene was interested… surely he would have snapped him up 2 years ago before he went to Fener? If he was so good, would he have left Juve to play for a Turkish team? Would Juve have signed Paddy if he was so good?
So my argument is… if he is good enough, why have we not signed him already, and why is this dragging on so publicly?
Website after website is pulling out old quotes and claiming he is talking to Arsenal… but I don’t believe it.
Wenger is rolling with Denilson for the minute, and long term you can’t help but think Song will be rocking defensive midfield. I have never been a fan of him, but I have been forced into liking him… and at the end of the day, the guy has shown improvement, made his mark at the ACN and held his own when he has come on as a sub this season.
Why would you sign someone in place of Song and stifle his upward progress curve? Wenger has invested too much time in his centre Midfielders and taken too much flak to sign a new one who probably doesn’t have the same ability…
In my opinion, Appiah is a no go.. so I would say to all Arsenal fans, don’t get your hopes up and start thinking about how Wenger can use the current crop to the best of his abilities… no matter how much you dislike that idea.
Oh, well played Theo.
Have a great Sunday and many thanks for the Birthday wishes yesterday!