The exclusion of Almunia said it all, 2 months off and he gets a bug, my arse, Wenger saying we don’t yet have a number 1 has to be the biggest put down since Theo getting left out of Capello’s plans, but who will come in?
I said a few posts back that maybe we should have a cheeky bid for Reina, maybe buying Reina would keep cesc happy, it would certainly get him back for the shirt incident, but he has got a long contract with Liverpool, so time will tell. However, don’t hold your breath!
As for the Jagielka bid, Wenger wouldn’t offer £16mil for a short centre back that’s recovering from a cruciate knee ligament problem, well he may buy someone who’s recovering from a cruciate knee ligament and he may buy another short defender, but he wouldn’t spend £16mil on Kaka and Pele, let alone Jagielka, so I think that one is rubbish.
What is clear is we still need a keeper, a centre back and a DM, there’s still plenty of time and my source tells me Wenger has been told to spend money this season, again, time will tell.
Oi Platini you muppet, are you blind, stupid or both? You banned Eduardo based on a TV replay, but…
I find it amazing that all that has gone on with the Cesc saga, all the tapping up and player unsettling that has come from Barcelona, that classless whore from the third world, and UEFA have said nothing, not a word, yet the minute we get a justified penalty against Celtic, Platini bans Eduardo and calls him a cheat, it’s incredible, the hypocrisy of it all. No one can be insolvent unless of course you are Barca, the club that has debt in its DNA.
So I reckon that Cesc will have to do an awful lot of denying to get me feeling as good as I did after he scored against the spuds at home last season.
After Puyol coming out and saying that my team lacked class, because Cesc had the right to play for the best club in the world, just after he was filmed in a Barca shirt, just after his dad said he wanted to play for Barca which was just before he asked Wenger if he could leave.
Now after two presidents from Barca haven’t stopped saying how they will sign him and what, 9 Barca players have said Cesc has Barca DNA or suchlike, well we know that there is at least one Spanish official with Pique’s DNA because he gobbed at him. And Cesc found that really funny, which I found funny because when accused of spitting himself at a hated foe, Phil Brown, Cesc said he would never do such a thing, hmmmm. Not that I blame him for that, it was Phil Brown after all!
So all that and Cesc says nothing, well I have to say, this needs to be some comeback from our talisman to convince me of his love of Arsenal now.
Wenger has said after the Barnet game that Cesc will be captain this season. So that should mean he’s staying and that also means he’ll have to do some denying, I await with baited breath.
After that Barnet game, and I stress, it was only Barnet, I was lifted to see some of the kids have become men, Frimpong, JET and Wilshere looked sharp, Chamakh showed he has what we need but Koscielny looked average at best, yes I know it was only the first game, but I believe we need a monster in there next to Vermaelen otherwise we have no height, for that reason I would like to see Djourou get a run.
Don’t forget, we don’t always beat Barnet. do we? 4 zip was pretty impressive.
So far he’s not done a lot to suggest to Cesc that things will change too much, more of the same old, same old, but I don’t believe it’s over yet, I still think we’ll get Cole, I would like Taylor and I would really like a big strong DM to join us, maybe he sees Nordtveit as a DM, he did well as a right back on Saturday and he can cross a ball, we also seemed to have some height in there which was pleasing and who knows, maybe Diaby can string a few games together, it happened with the Flamster and that surprised many, me included, either way it’s crunch time, I don’t believe even the Arsenal board will allow 7 seasons to go by with nothing but promise, not now we are soon to be the world’s richest club and debt free.
We have to be very careful we don’t lose the youngsters supporting their first team, no kid wants to go to school and have the piss ripped out of them for supporting a team that wins nothing.
Finally the Eduardo to Shakhtar Donetsk rumours are gathering pace, if it’s true, that’s another £7mil coming in and that makes 6 players gone and 2 in, so we’ll have to go some just to stand still, Eduardo I love you mate and if you go, I’m sorry we couldn’t have said goodbye properly at the home of football, he must however be replaced, and I don’t mean with a £10million wonder kid from Ipswich.
Next up, the money spinning tour to Austria, roll on Wednesday, at least we get to see that pretty new kit again eh!
Have a great day grovers, only 2 weeks to go before the Emirates cup, our Community Shield!