Robin Van Persie has now put a nail in the coffin of our chances of silverware this season, do the good people of the Netherlands pay? Not unless they support the Arsenal they don’t, no I’ll tell you who pays, we do, the Arsenal fans.
It’s total bollocks, yet again another worthless friendly, yet again fragile Robin goes down whilst representing his country and yet again Arsene Wenger can blame injuries for wrecking our season.
Arsene, we get injuries every year, last season the big ones were Theo, Rosicky, Eduardo, Cesc and Gallas, this season the big ones are Rosicky, Theo, Bendtner, Denilson, Djourou and Robin, the pattern here is we will always get injuries, so if you sell a world class striker, replace him, because as sure as eggs are eggs, we’ll need one soon enough.
When players got paid £2k a week and England paid them the same, there was some method behind the madness of players turning out for their country, MONEY, when players are getting £80k a week from their club the priorities have changed, it’s not equal anymore and the fixtures should change in order to reflect that.
Why not carry on the EPL during the Internationals and do it with the players that don’t travel with their countries, it would be the same for everyone, I don’t remember this many England games years ago, I really don’t. I also remember when George Graham was manager we played Saudi Arabia and had 6 Arsenal players on the pitch, I was dead proud, now I’d be horrified.
When you speak to fans, most of them don’t give a rats arse about England games, except for the World Cup and the Euros. I remember always going to England home games, I remember watching Overmars and Bergkamp scoring to make it England 2 Holland 2 and more or less knocking us out of the world cup in 1994, I can even remember going to Frankfurt to watch England play Paraguay in the last world cup, but now, I’m totally uninterested, for me it’s Arsenal, watching England is like watching the odd rugby game or the 20/20 cricket.
It’s time the teams that paid these players wages hit back and said no, we pay the player extortionate wages, if you want them to play for you, you can use them in the holiday period. We’re independent enough now not to need UEFA.
The BBC just said that Robin could be out for 6 weeks, well if that’s the case, that’s good news, but we all know the boss and injuries, so expect 2-3 months, either way we need to buy.
Arsenal against all the odds have a real chance to win the Premiership this year, injuries are part and parcel of the game, so we need to ready our fringe players, get shot of those we have no intention of keeping and buy a few that can genuinely help us over the line.
We can’t do anything until January, but at least we can start the process. Come on Arsene, do the right thing, we have been patient. It won’t cost much.