Ozil is better than Cesc \ Real Robin our Dutchman? \ Reserves banished… good

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You might not like the headline, but it’s the picture we have to paint in the blogosphere if we want our Captain to stay. If Barca sign Ozil this summer, that freezes Cesc out of the set up for years to come. The Turk is a cheaper option, he is younger and hopefully he’d do a good enough job for Barca as their back up playmaker to mean Cesc isn’t an option… leaving the Spaniard all to Arsenal… for eternity!

Mwhahahaha!

So, if anyone Spanish asks you, Cesc is overrated… Song was the key man last  year, assisting the assister and Mesut Ozil is the man for Barca.

In fact, tell them Ozil is so good, he has his own character in Southpark…

Jimmy

Jimmy

Ozil

In other news, there are all sorts of fantastic rumours flying around about what the England players have been getting up to in their spare time. If you haven’t heard them, I can tell you one thing, they’re more debauched than a Sunday omnibus of Jeremy Kyle. If true, and I pray the rumours are… expect super knock on effects to some of our rivals! For what it’s worth, I have a buddy who knocks about with an England player who has confirmed that there is an element of truth in the stories… take that with an industrial sized bag of sea salt though.

Sometimes I’m glad Theo Walcott is a geek… right now, the thought of Theo staying in on a Friday night with a box of crayons and a colouring book fills me full of joy.

Young Guns have revealed that Arsenal are ditching the reserve team in favour of arranging friendlies. The best kids will go into the first team squad, the rest will go out on loan.

That’s a good money saving strategy in my opinion for something which seems to offer very little value these days. I hope that players that deserve playing time get it next year. You wonder how long a player like Jack Wilshere is going to sit warming the bench. I’ve heard that people around him have pressed the coaching staff for first team action this year. Fair play if that’s the case… I’d do the same if Denilson was getting the nod ahead of me.

My favourite non-starter for the reserves? Goal scoring sensation, Isaiah Rankin. Who is yours?

Carrying on from yesterdays post, I thought I’d flag a few points about season tickets.

Firstly, if you do the maths, £10k for that WM club works out at around £192 a meal over a 26 game season. I’ve taken ladies out to swanky restaurants before; I’m talking posher than the Mayfair Nando’s here, and I’ve never ended up with a bill that expensive… I can’t imagine the type of person who’d want to get to the ground two hours early for every game for a sit down meal?

I digress…

Geoff has said for a very long time now that seat up take at Arsenal would suffer if they didn’t address the squad issues. We’re not West Ham, you can’t pick up a years subscription to the Arse for £500. I mean, it costs £100 just to join the waiting list. Anyway, the point Geoff made was that being on the waiting list and actually putting your money where you mouth is come crunch time are two entirely different things.

We stated early in June that one Grover had dropped 30,000 places over 4 years. Other sites have claimed this was a lie, well, since then we have had confirmation from a Grover on twitter who has dropped 10,000 places in a season, guest writer Old Bird who has dropped from 39,500 to 15,000 in 4 years and one of our regulars has been offered an additional ticket by Arsenal this summer despite not even being on the waiting list.

Whilst I’m patently aware that this does not mean 30,000 people have handed in their season tickets, it’s a sign of the times that the waiting list is shrinking by 20% a year. Arsenal will always sell season tickets, but they shouldn’t be lured into a false sense of security because people wont pay top prices unless they are seeing top class football. In a climate where corporate excess is seen as vulgar and an economy where we’re supposedly about to lose 600,000 jobs an Arsenal season ticket begins to look like an massive investment that only works one way… becuase the club don’t match your outlay on players or competing on all fronts.

Arsenal beware… a Liverpool like season could cause real problems.

Anyway, we both renewed and we don’t have visions of 7th… but remember the old cliché… complacency killed the golden goose… or something like that?

In transfer news, how would you feel about our summer business if it looked like this?

  • Schwarzer
  • Chamakh
  • Mertesacker
  • Joe Cole
  • Kozzer

Schwarzer

Sagna Mertesacker Verminator Clichy

Cesc Song Cole

Chamakh RvP Arshavin

I’d feel pretty special inside. I think those additions really could make a positive impact this year and give the whole squad the lift we need after a bit of a catastrophic end of season collapse. People talk about most of the above not being experienced winners, well, before we won our first title of the decade, we signed players like Freddie, Gio, Franny, R.Wright and Sol Campbell… they weren’t winners in the Premier League sense but they were quality.

The above players, bar Kozzer who I know nothing about, seem to have quality written all over them.

There are some interesting stories floating around this morning. One of the is that Rosicky has received interest from German clubs. If he was to be sold, that could make the Joe Cole capture look a little less frivolous. On the Englishman, apparently Milan have denied an interest and his agent has said he wants to go to a club with Champions League football in England. I’ve heard from people all over the place he’s going to sign for us, but you never know what a stupid signing on fee can do to a players decision making skills. It’s interesting that he wants a central role… I’m not sure he’d get that with us or Spurs.

A nasty story that has sprung from Spain is that Robin Van Persie has managed to sneak onto Jose Mourinho’s transfer list. A story that I imagine holds up considering the special ones admiration for our man when he was in Italy.

When I was at school, if you were called special, it normally meant you were a touch retarded. I find it amazing that Mourinho has built a brand off the back of what is essentially a back handed insult…

Jokes aside, Robin is Mr Arsenal for me these days, I hope he builds on his status as a fan favourite this season with an injury free, goal scoring, assist making, title winning season.

I’m starting to feel a lot more positive about the outcome of our summer and I’m hoping we’ll start seeing some transfer action over the next couple of weeks!

See you in the comments!

P.S. Found this picture of Chamakh practising with Song’s imaginary friend… he looks good, doesn’t he (Chamakh, not Songs friend)?!

1,081 Responses to “Ozil is better than Cesc \ Real Robin our Dutchman? \ Reserves banished… good”

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  1. BillikenGooner

    Now that the Dutch are officially through Brazil, I can contemplate my dream scenerio of Van Persie hoisting the trophy as Cesc and all his Barca buddies watch on.

  2. Pat

    Don’t see how someone can’t stand Holland but can root for the likes of Melo, Alves, Lucio, Fabiano who are absolute cunts. Lucio maybe not a cunt, but dirty cheats more than I would like. The other 3 however…

  3. MickyDidIt89

    Pat: don’t be so shallow. If my liking a country was down to the players, then it would be Holland all the way in memory of DB10, but its not, its down to the country and I hate the place. Nothing heavy, you understand.

  4. Pat

    Imagine is Robinho had the mentality of CR or Messi, who strive to be perfect and stay after practice sessions

  5. A

    I’m not sure you could put Messi and Ronaldo in the same boat.

    Ronaldo is only interested in individualistic things, Messi works as an all round player and for the team

  6. zeus

    Pat

    What the fuck are you on about. I’m talking about KAKA.

    WHO THE FUCK KNOCKED OUT BRAZIL IN GERMANY 2006. CAN BRAZIL PLAY IN THE EUROS NOW? DID I MISS SOMETHING?

  7. Pat

    A, but CR was a very hard worker in training while playing for United. He strove to be the best. I’m not comparing the styles, just the approach to be the best.

  8. Brian

    my world cup is done and dusted. said a few days ago here that thehighlight of my world cup is when england and brazil lose and am so fucking over the moon right now.

  9. incesc

    why cant you put ronaldo and messi in the same boat?

    in the middle of a shark infested ocean, with a big hole in the bottom

  10. incesc

    what do you want now pat?

    i love rvp and holland, just frustrated with rvps scoring record.

    he has linke up well tho.

  11. A

    Yeah he was Pat, practicing skills and shooting etc.

    Ronaldo wants to be the best that he can be in a very individualist way.

    Messi wants to be the best that he can be in a team way. You can just imagine Messi trying to get teammates to practice after training, patterns of play, passing etc, where Ronaldo is just by himself shooting at the goal or practicing skills.

  12. Brian

    keyser

    the world is not just brazil. there are other teams that should also win it but another thing is i dont like dani alves. robinho is a bastard. saw the way he was abusing people? the only likeable players there are Gilberto (love him) and kaka (abit)

    anyway i have never ever liked brazil in my life.

  13. Pat

    Lmao Incesc. We can put Xavi on that boat as well. Actually, make it a yacht and get the whole Barca team on it.

  14. Brian

    keyser

    i also predicted spain and netherlands to make it to the final and one of them will win it and as at now it looks like spain

  15. zeus

    Don’t count out Argentina.

    What a story it would be if Ghana do it though?
    Don’t think they will get pass Uruguay though.

  16. David

    Im sorry anyone who says theyve never liked brazil must have had a rough time watching the World cup over the years.

    Dunga will be crucified.

  17. Brian

    zeus

    if ghana can get thru uruguay they will go to the final. i have a hunch. if brazil had won they would have had inferiority complex but now they can have some faith. they only need germany to beat argentina. they played well against germany and lost by a narrow margin so they will have a chance against germany.

    keyser

    glad to know am not alone. i know guys in the gaming world have lost out BBBBIIIIIGGGGG time. almost 90% of the world thought that they would win it AGAIN!
    even their president said that he was coming for the final knowing that they will make it! Looking forward to seeing him there!

  18. Tariq

    David..yes I was one of them :D. My main problem was that I just got horribly sick of hearing about Brazil, the same with Manchester United just that I have a deeeppp hatred for United! I was happy Brazil won in 1994 though. I admired a lot of their players then, and I hate Italian football.

  19. Brian

    i know david. trust me i have had one hell of a time but then this one i will enjoy for days to come (it kinda makes up for the rest)

  20. zeus

    Brazil deserved to lose. Solid at the back and then they counter attack. Thats it. Dunga will be sacked and hopefully they don’t put another pragmatic manager in place.

    Smiling from ear to ear, until 2mrw whe I will be a nervous pig when Argie takes to the field.

  21. zeus

    Germans can’t do shit. They’ll get schooled. We have seen an Argentine side essentially w/out Messi, who has been warming up, to this point.

    He’ll beat 4 players, round Nuer and kiss the ball ver the line.

  22. Rohan

    Why the RvP hate?? He was one of their better players today and Sneijder wasn’t all that imo apart from the goal.
    Only Mark van Bommel had a better game. FACT!!

    Anyway, come on you Oranje!! I’m still on for my fantasy predictor final of Germany vs. Holland.!!!

  23. izham

    so frustrating to see robben being selfish and not paassing the ball to RvP who was in a better position..

    anyway so Holland are thru,and it’ll be uruguay with spain and argentina joining them..though i think argie will win on penalty..

    and i must add cesc to come on the bench against the argie in the semi and setting up the equliser and scoring the winner..however he still got benched in the final against Holland and Rvp scores a beauty from a free kick in injury time..

    then it’s lesson learnt for Cesc,and how lovely to see the look on those cunts faces when they only get to watch RvP and co lift the trophy..

  24. Rohan

    Yeeeahhh!!! sixx pac, as the original and non-plastic Holland fans and purveyors of the Oranje revolution we owe ourselves a drink!!

  25. Rohan

    haha, it’s just because I’ve always liked germany and their football, and oh, my fantasy predictor does a lot for my general satisfaction.

  26. Rohan

    Was it just me or was the only person willing to pass in the Dutch team was RvP??
    All Sneijder and Robben did was lose the ball or pass to each other and steal RvP’s chances…
    FFS, if they don’t sort that shit out Spain will fuck them coz frankly, they didn’t play that well.

  27. goonermichael

    I’ve got money (a very small amount) on Holland winning the world cup. My money’s spunked on Robin for golden boot thouigh

  28. zeus

    How could anyone ALWAYS like German football and love Arsenal under Wenger.

    Seems like oil and water to me. They have a rich history of success though.

  29. izham

    alrite,i’ll give you the credit however i’d still love to see the look on those cunts faces with the heart break and all..haha

    geez,i am a sadist ain’t i??

  30. Rohan

    German football as in their never say die spirit and their teamwork and efficiency..Simples!!
    They don’t play negative football as a rule..that’s reserved for the Italians. 😀

  31. izham

    Rohan,

    bear in mind tat holland haven’t peak yet in this world cup..so not to worry on that front,coz comes the crunch time they’ll have their game on and spain will be taught a lesson on TOTAL FOOTBALL in the final..sorry zues 😉

  32. Pat

    Myles Palmer:

    He is serious about free players.

    He got Chamakh on a free.

    He wants Joe Cole. That deal is real. But he won’t sign Joe Cole now. It depends on Fabregas going.

    He seriously considered Michael Ballack.

    That’s all I know.

    Except this : Gerrard put his £3 million house on the market three months ago.

  33. izham

    Pat,

    why do u still read ANR?? that guy is an idiot,i stopped reading when he slated thierry henry in one of his articles..a piece of advise,don’t click on ANR cos it’s purpose is to get hits with controversial articles and headlines..

  34. Rohan

    Melo is a fucking cunt of the highest order. Although it couldn’t happen to a nicer cunt than Robben…

  35. izham

    man,

    i’d rather prefer inler to them all..he’ll compliment both cesc and song in the midfield..i’d say he’s a box to box midfielder rather than that consistently inconsistent twat..and how could some people here say the “diaby” role..what role has he played for us other than being inconsistent??

    get inler and offload both diaby and denilson,just wait for ramsey to come back and compete for place against song and inler..

  36. Man

    Izham, Inler has once again been impressive in a major tournament. I wouldn’t mind if we get him either. The Ghana DM, Anan has also been quite impressive…watch out for him later today.
    How van Bommel finished that match without a red card beats me…all he did was kick players all day, made Robbie Savage look like Messi

  37. izham

    so far we’ve only got chamakh in the bag right?? we need ADD 2-3 players to our squad so..

    in: out:
    chamakh fish head
    schwazer flapski
    kozzer sol
    metracasker(sp) gallas
    inler denilson
    j. cole eddie

    if going by my calculations,we haven’t add anything but rather getting replacement..clown to be second choice and diaby only a squad player..

  38. izham

    shit doesn’t turns out quite right huh??

    man,

    haven’t catch a glimpse of him just yet will do so today..however players that caught my eyes are sanchez(chile), honda(japan) and ozil(germany)..

    so far they’ve been the stand out performer..with nueur and inler not far behind..

  39. izham

    RvP excell if he has a genuine playmaker(10) to play with..he needs the playes to spot his run and vice versa,sneijder isn’t your typical playmaker..he’s much more similar to gerrard than cesc is..

    robben and kuyt needs to make clever runs inside the box to allow RvP to make those telling passes..instead both kuyt and robben hugged the touchline too much..it’s all down to the way they are set up to play..

    with 2 genuine DM in deJong and bommel, thier attack lacks the cutting edge..and if both kuyt and robben are going to hug the touchline all day long,the full backs should make overlappin runs into the box..that way we can see the best of RvP,he’s been too isolated at times..

  40. Supergunner07

    Man says:
    July 2, 2010 at 18:59

    I hope you all can now see why I put Ramires ahead of Melo…the guy is mentally weak.

    Spot on, Melo was subbed against Chile for the same thing because he lost it.

  41. choy

    The Dutch are not going to change their system just for RVP..

    Its working now.. its gotten them into the Semi’s..

    Keep things as it is.

  42. Telarse

    Good call on 3 best players in WC Izham.
    Pity it’s been such a poor standard though.
    I’d like Germany to win but would settle for Holland.
    RVP playing his usual game but not helped by lack of teamwork.
    I think they’re like England in the ego stakes and the manager should pick his best team rather than his best players – they haven’t looked good but are still there cos it’s a shit WC.
    Hope Spain go out in semis, if not before!
    Loew is my choice for top manager for having instilled a great team spirit and having stuck with Podolski and Klose.

  43. Tariq

    What a fuckin goal! And fuck that pusseh hole from Stoke. They all share a brain and it’s not enough for all of them!

  44. BillikenGooner

    Goalies are going to go on strike across the globe if strikers start learning how to regularly hit these (to use a baseball term) knuckleballs with pace with the Juju.

  45. zeus

    Stu

    Quite annoying. He hasn’t scored one in like 3 years. He has hit the crossbar, left upright, right upright…..

    Now he is back to skying thim it seems.

  46. Tariq

    Was the last free kick he scored against Sunderland a few seasons ago? I remember Diaby I believe it was scored, but the ref. brought it back for a free kick and RVP scored the free kick…that was some time ago. He’s got a fierce left foot and great with penalties, hopefully the free kicks can start going in this coming season.

  47. Stu

    Yeah zeus, i think him skying them can be put mostly down to the jubilani ball though.

    It probably just takes getting used to. They used it in the bundesliga for the second half of the season and those who played with it seem to have no problems with it.

  48. Stu

    I dont get it. Whenever he takes a corner or indirect free kick he never has problems with his aim. Its just when he shoots that he cant control it.

  49. sir henry norris

    Melo hasn’t the the dynamism to play in our side. That Asamoah dude who plays for Udinese is some player he plays very much like Essien.

  50. Stu

    Forlan easily has the best quality or goals by anyone at the WC. A cracking first (even if it was deflected, a brilliant penalty and, as we just saw, a fantastic free kick.

  51. Pat

    Keepers are making the mistake of PREDICTING where the ball will go. I know they’re been taught that way, but with this ball, its suicide.

  52. Pat

    Stu, I’d say Villa’s goals have been the best. Forlan’s deflected effort wasn’t going on target. The deflection put dip on the shot, it would have gone over. This goal wasn’t top class either. Shit keeping. Kingson is a shit keeper, always has been. Don’t let a few good saves fool you.

  53. Stu

    Of Villas 3 goals 1 took a much bigger deflection than for Forlans goal. Completely did the keeper. His solo goal was his best but even then the keeper got a hand to it. The one against Portugal he needed 2 chances to score so i dont think that was a good one.

  54. Pat

    Doesn’t matter if a keeper gets a hand to a shot Stu. If its a good shot, its going in. Not all shots are saveable, even if you get a hand on them.

  55. incesc

    stu

    its just nice to have a striker banging them in.

    so many strikers have underperformed on their scoring duties.

    rooney, torres, rvp anelka…

    fair play to villa

  56. incesc

    on the rvp free kick issue.

    he scored 2 in a row about 3 years ago. the first one was disallowed and he smashed the 2nd one in right away.

    I was in australia with loads of mancs and they feared arsenal big time, Ade was banging them in, then it all went to shit as usual.

    8)

  57. alex

    Pep Guardiola has remained tight-lipped over Barcelona’s interest in Cesc Fabregas.

    “It’s not my business, it’s not my job. I’m sorry,” said Guardiola.

    “He’s a player for Arsenal, so Wenger has the say. You have to ask them.

    “You know him better than me (the British media), you see him each weekend, he’s a good player, that’s why he is here with the Spanish team and not on his holidays.”

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6242331,00.html

  58. sir henry norris

    Stu, I have never seen him play until this tourny, but i think he is their best player, breaks up play, keeps very good control of it and plays clever little passes. Apparently Undenise rate him in the region 30m

  59. incesc

    kingson in goal has lloked solid for ghana

    imagine if he saves one to take them through.

    thing is i dont dislike the uruguayans.

    i like forlan that he said fuck you to man u and forged a great career in spain

  60. Keyser

    Holland if they get through, dammit I had Ghana to go through in 90 minutes, already had a Holland win.

  61. Keyser

    The Holland game was like this aswell. Just great viewing, just when you think it’s going to be quite boring it surprises you again.