So Gareth ‘give me Champions league (or a shed load of cash)’ Barry signed yesterday for Manchester City, well so much for principles Gareth, and I thought your motivation was Champions league football!
I feel we have lost out here, firstly for the 2 bloggers that told me I was delusional if I thought we could get Barry for £12 million, I told you so! Secondly to have not landed a player that not only plays for England but has the premiership experience we need was a real shame especially as he said he wanted to come to Arsenal, and finally if the plan all along was to get Alonso, or even Cana then it won’t be so bad, but I have a feeling that maybe it wasn’t.
It seems Arsene has trust in his scouting network as we are apparently looking at Blaise Matuidi, 22, who plays for France in the kiddie section, they say he is powerful and quick but they are also looking at Rennes midfielder Stephane Mbia, who has 12 caps for Cameroon, now that’s not so smart, especially with the ACN coming up.
Now not wishing to cast aspersions on the Grimster and his scouting abilities as he did bring us Bacari Sagna out of nowhere, but he also brought us Bitchslap and we all know how useful that little deal proved to be this season, don’t we?
My fear is we seem to be recruiting a lot of French kids and that’s been the problem at Arsenal, a changing room that has French as it’s first language and another youngster.
We desperately need some experience, we have the money and if we don’t then moving was a shit idea in the first place. Also if we really have no money then we absolutely must sell some fringe players to finance the purchase of an Alonso or a Cana, here’s a list that I would sell Arsene, Randall, Simpson, Song, Denilson, Djourou, Silvestre, Traore, Diaby, Adebayor, Senderos now that lot should raise enough to buy Alonso, Hangeland and Villa not to mention how much it would save on wages. I don’t want to lose Traore but how many left backs do we need? Same with Djourou, I really like the kid, but he never gets games does he? So what’s the point. Then we have Diaby, Denilson and Song and frankly we have more than enough in those positions that have far more potential.
It’s time for a clear out Arsene!
Moving swiftly on to Tony Adams, he says that the boss is frustrated at having no money, pissed off with the board for saying we do and now to top it he says that Arsene has an enemy on the board, I wonder if the boss will come out and tell our Tone not to speak for him, silence on the other hand speaks much louder.
The thing is with project youth, is behind it, is project youth 2, so at what point do you stick with a team and say that’s it? When do you say I will play these kids now until they are 28? If you do that then you are stifling the young players behind them, if you replace them you’re not giving them a chance to show how good they would have got, so what is the date on it? If this current crop of youngsters was the real deal then what happens to the Merida’s, Wilshere’s, Coquelin’s and JET’s? That’s the bit I can’t figure out.
I can’t see him buying this young French kid because he then has to get shot of his current young French kid, or his young Cameroonian kid or his young Brazilian kid, me though, I would get shot of them all and buy a grown up, but you need to hurry boss, we will soon run out of decent players to buy and next season will be upon us before you know it and then what?
I’ll tell you what, you’ll have Man City, Everton, Spurs, Portsmouth and Villa breathing down your neck for that coveted 4th spot, that’s what.
Have a great day today Grovers and make the most of the sunshine, for tomorrow it starts to get cold again.