It’s funny how as each season passes, the more patterns you can pick out… My scouser chum who reads the blog keeps telling me to post an article from last year, because he reckons our seasons go the same way year on year…
So here’s how it goes… minus a few other traits I’m sure you’ll share with me in the comments:
- Season finishes trophyless –>
- Coach says we’ll sign some super class players –>
- Season tickets sell out –>
- Coach says he believes in squad –>
- Window closes –>
- Injuries start mounting to show how small squad is –>
- Rosicky comes back from injury –>
- Rosicky states how he is up for season and injuries are behind him –>
- <insert 6 week injury here that turns into a season>
I do hope that doesn’t happen this year… but you know the drill.
I read on another site that the reason Arsenal suffer more injuries is because of the athleticism of our players etc… take it from me – I’m in contact with a pro who works with a major sports club all, that is utter rubbish… the reason Arsenal suffer more injuries than any other club is because in the main, they don’t manage fitness as well as other teams. Leg breaks and impact injuries aside… it’s an internal issue. Saying Arsenal players technical ability adds to the strain on their bodies is an example of people making statements with no scientific evidence to support it… you wouldn’t take me seriously if I told you blonde people ran faster would you? Would the argument hold weight if Arsenal had and abundance of blonde players? No…
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a good season from Rosicky… however, as much as I dislike pissing on peoples chips… Rosicky has turned into something of a demi-god during his absence. He is a top player, but I seem to remember him flattering to deceive. He has never really hit the heights for us and he didn’t ever demonstrate he was the Bobby type replacement we’d hoped for… Arsenal fans don’t see a player for 3 months and all of a sudden they turn into Pele… as perfectly demonstrated by the love for Big Phil since he took a year out…
‘With the right breaks he could be as good as Tony Adams’
True, with the right break throughs in science… we could enter his brain and reengineer his football ability and turn him into a decent defender… sorry to break it to you people, that’s not happening any time soon. Rosicky is a good player, just like Eduardo is… but their impact to the first team shouldn’t be inflated like I think it is. We’ll need a big jump in performances from both of them if we are to compete this year.
On the Adebayor stories… I do wish people would stop talking about him. I was recently out at a fancy do in a top London bar… loads of dancers and actress types were there and this one girl, who was a bit mentally unstable was doing her best to upset everyone… no one could understand her behaviour… or why she wasn’t embarrassed about humiliating herself in front of everyone… apart from me.
Like Adebayor… any attention is good attention… the more text and angst we dedicate to him, the bigger his ego hard-on gets. Lets ignore the over-paid Togan twat and wait for the guaranteed demise of his performances…
Another point I’d like to broach is the message bleated by many people on the blog as some sort of counter argument to criticising the team…
‘This negativity is why we’re regarded as the most fickle fans in the country.’
Hold the press… fickle fans? Fans who coined a phrase, ‘Arsene Knows’ in homage to a manager who has won 3 league titles… fans who still sing about David Rocastle, give warm welcomes to most of our ex-players and fill the ground week in week out?
Sorry… who is holding the Zogby polls to quantify bullshit statements like that? If any fans like a moan up, it’s the Mancs and the Chav fans… and lets not stop at them… how about the Liverpool fans who booed Rafa last year, or the Newcastle fans who moaned a manager out of the club, or the Tottenham fans who hussled their most successful manager of the last 10 years out the club because 5th wasn’t good enough?
For the people peddling the above argument, get some perspective and stop making things up to suit your agenda.
Wigan are up tomorrow, I expect us to deliver a stellar performance and I fully expect a storming game from Diaby. I gave him a bit of a ribbing yesterday, but that’s because I know how talented he is… he just needs to apply himself a little more… if he does, we could have a hell of a player on our hands. Arshavin is still out and the only changes I expect are Sagna for Eboue.
Happy Friday Grovers, Geoff will be back tomorrow with a rip roaring pre-match post.