Before I begin this post, it’s not a whinge, it’s a response to Arsene Wengers press conference and for all of you that hoped he would change his policy of recruitment. My question is, how long do you think some of our good players will want to wait?
So at his press conference (here, here and here) we got the predictable response to this season shortcomings and another trophy-less season, he said we got to the semi finals of two major competitions, we remained unbeaten in the English Premier league since November, and I spent big on Arshavin.
Well you could have read this blog yesterday and saved yourself a press conference because that’s what we all feared you would say.
You did however add the following, which I have to say I find puzzling. ‘Every player wants to play with big names because it’s re-assuring’ he also said they all want you to sign big name players. He then added, ‘If you then ask them what position, you will never get their position’
That’s like asking someone who out of all the girls out there, would you swap for your wife, and asking it when your wife in in the room at the time.
Robin Van Persie is hardly going to say, well boss, I think Diaby, Denilson and Song are complete shit and we should replace those three with Alonso, sling Fish head out and buy Chellieni or Lescott and replace that greedy bastard Adebayor with a clinical finisher like Karim Benzema or David Villa, is he???
However Arsene if you read Le Grove yesterday you would have some idea of who we and the thousands of people that commented on here would like, or don’t we count as we are just fare paying fans?
Or failing that, if you had tuned into Arsene TV last night, Stewart Robson even said we need a new centre back, a defensive midfielder and a goalscorer, so apart from your own TV station, every journalist and football pundit in the country, every living Arsenal legend an many blog sites including this one begging you to sign new players and giving you the positions that need strengthening, no one gives you names. OK.
So even getting beaten in 2 semi finals, nay hammered in one, you still don’t think you should change course, OK.
You did however leave a chink by saying you may bring in 2 experienced players in two positions, well boss that’s what we”ve been crying out for, well three actually, but two would do it if they were world class.
Tomorrow it’s the chavs and tomorrow this post will be about the game, and the task in hand of finishing 3rd and not having to pre-qualify, as this year we will probably have to face a top Italian or Spanish club and not a shit team from Holland. So third spot would be huge and it means the players get another month off.
Have a great day Grovers, the season is fast running out, let’s try and enjoy what we have left!