So now we sort of know that Ade (or Kaka as Wenger compared losing him to) will most likely not be replace and the undisclosed £25million we got for him won’t be spent (except on improved contracts and bonuses) we have nothing to speculate on any more.
I thought Rosicky and Barazite looked good at the weekend, Vermaelen didn’t do enough for me to really have an opinion on, Randall did of course (no change there) but I thought Ayling looked like he could step up.
I believe the only reason we play Barnet every year is because we use their ground for our youngsters, other than that this fixture is a complete waste of time, we got to see a few first team players and in the second half we saw the reserves, but we see them all the time on Arsenal TV. So, so what?
I do like Jay Thomas though, he has bags of skill but I’m not sure what his position is, maybe he’ll feature this season, I hope so, he’s miles better than two others I could mention, but I won’t.
We had some Grovers at the Barnet Game and they posed for a few pictures with Ken Friar amongst others, good to see you read Le Grove Ken, now get the cheque book out.
For me we weren’t good enough last season so I can’t see how we’ll be good enough this season, we were two players short then and we are two players short now, we need a big ball winning centre back, Barnet showed us how a 400 year old striker can out jump our entire defence with ease, imagine what a Drogba or an Adebayor will do to us???
We also need a ball winner to play alongside Cesc and we all had our hopes up we would get one but we don’t seem to be lucking out there either.
So same old, same old then, still, having Eduardo and Rosicky back will be like two new signings, my only question is, if that’s the case, when they were out all of last year, why did we not get two new signings in to cover them?
I know, I’m just being cynical. Still we are playing tomorrow so we’ll get another chance to see our reserves again. I’m sorry this post is short, but our manager has left me speechless and very, very disappointed.
Have a nice day at least we can win the cricket… …or can we???
A big thanks to Bud, Lorna and Jay for sending in their pics from what looked like a fantastic day out. I’d also like to thank the Arsenal staff for getting involved! I have a Kolo reads Le Grove somewhere, I’ll root it out!
Tomorrow Pedro will be sticking 2 guest posts (He was away this weekend)up and one of my own… it’ll be a busy day!
P.S. Who is Thomas Bendtner? Listen here!