Ok it was only Dagenham, but he also scored 4 on his trial against Norwich, maybe this 17 year old wonderkid, really is a wonderkid.
We have nothing of note to talk about or even hope for but the one ray of sunshine on another rubbish season is we may at last have signed a Brazilian that merits the tag Wonderkid! We’ll see.
A number of you mentioned there was a very naughty blog that was raising a petition to sack not John Terry, but none other than Arsenal God, Arsene Wenger, many of you were upset and said they only had 16 signatures, others said yes but they had 8,500 hits, either way, heresy or not, in years gone by no one would have dared to suggest we got shot of him. This could be the thin end of the wedge, Arsene, beware the ides of March.
NO-ONE IS BIGGER THAN ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB.
I have a theory, not a wish, a theory. I think Francesc Fabregas, our best player, and probably the finest midfield prospect in football has had enough, wouldn’t you? 6 years and bugger all to show for it, I often wonder how he must feel trotting out alongside some of the talentless players he has to and wondering what the hell he is doing here.
My theory is this, at the end of the season he will say I’m off, the fact he has a contract until 2016 means nothing to Wenger, those contracts are more about keeping the players happy than the fans.
I think that will give Arsene the get out of jail card he needs to leave us, in good financial shape, but without having to admit project youth is a dismal failure, he’ll go onto Madrid or Milan and start spending gazillions, win the ECL and retire saying had he had the money at Arsenal, he could have done the same.
Then we’ll get a Maureen or someone, he’ll spend the money to build up an instant team and we’ll be in debt. Then Wenger will say, I told you so.
I hope I’m wrong, that we beat Chelsea, win the league and the ECL and sign what we need in the summer.
If Wenger stays and Cesc leaves we still won’t spend the money, we didn’t with the £40mil we got from shitty so I don’t believe we would do it if we got £50mil for Cesc either.
Shame really because had we bought a world class keeper, a world class DM and a world class forward, we could have won the lot.
Robin will get injured again next season, as will Theo, Nasri and by then Gallas, we have to factor that in and stock up, but players like Randall, Denilson and Almunia sadly aren’t good enough for us right now.
I said we struggled with Phil for what 5 years? He cost us games and the boss ignored it, then suddenly he’s gone, did Arsene apologise and say he got it wrong and sorry for putting us through it? No.
Then we watch Song play like a drain for 2 years, then he comes good and Wenger wants the credit.
It doesn’t need to be like that, buy ready mades and bring on a few kids every season, not the other way around.
Ok it’s just a theory, I hope it doesn’t happen and we clean up this season, for me now is the time to make changes.
The back 4 should be Eboue,Campbell, Gallas and Cruise, Clichy and Sagna I like but they’ve gone to pot, so stick them in the reserves until they improve.
Midfield should be Cesc Diaby/Song and Vermaelen and the front three should be Rosicky Bendtner and Arshavin.
Use Nasri, Theo and Eduardo when one of the above is injured.
We have Djourou and Robin coming back, but then we have a whole bunch that really aren’t ever going to make it, so sell them and use the money to buy better.
Hoyte, Gilbert, Randall, Almunia, Denilson and Simpson should all be sold.
Thomas, Eastmond, Lansbury and Watt may make it so have them back in the reserves. Then the youth team can fight it out, Sunu won’t make it in my book but Coquelin will, go through the team and keep only what we need, that’ll bring in some money and save on the wage bill.
If Wenger stays, bring in a number two that occasionally talks, challenges and makes suggestions, all I saw when the third goal went in on Sunday was a silent Pat Rice and an arm waving Wenger, what should have happened was a series of changes long before they were made.
Do all that and I will be hopeful that we are back to being a football club and not an football academy to make average players rich and happy.
Don’t even get me on the youth player that can afford a Maclaren Mercedes but doesn’t think the law applies to him. One word, arrogant dimwit. Okay that’s two!
Have a great day grovers, we are almost at that point where we push on and challenge or have to start looking a the spuds results and worrying about the bosses big ECL qualifying bonus…allegedly! See online Gooner.