Sol Campbell looks like being the first player in Premiership history to sign three times for the same club, fat boy Bruce looks to have signed equally fat old boy Titus Bramble, which leaves the way clear for Sol to sign for us, that now would explain why Wenger hasn’t yet signed the monster we so need.
Now I wouldn’t use Campbell as back up, I would start him, he will be 36 soon, that’s the same age as Keown, Adams and DB10 were when they retired, so he won’t get better than he is, play him and let the others get better, by Christmas one of the younger ones may be match fit and ready.
It hasn’t been announced on Pravda.com yet but neither was Nasri, Arshavin, Kosclielny, Vermaelen or Chamakh until they had their locker room keys and seat name plaques first. So expect that news before next weekend.
Eduardo has gone and had this to say on the Shakhtar website…
‘I had some very difficult times with my injury, but Arsenal was always there for me – the medical staff, the management, the players and the supporters. Thank you everybody. Although I have now left the club, Arsenal will always be in my heart. I will always look for the Arsenal results and of course, I wish Arsene Wenger and the great players at the club well for next season and the future’
…What a class act you are DuDu, my only regret is I couldn’t show you my appreciation from the terraces and say goodbye properly, my other is I wish the manager would be as ruthless with a few others that share your parentage.
We at Le Grove wish you all the success you deserve in life, Eduardo sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar.
I had a run in yesterday with a serial AKB who thought it was fine for us to sign and nurture players that always eventually wanted to play for another club, their argument was we’d never sign top players if we wanted loyalty. Hmmm, Chelsea don’t get that problem, Liverpool held onto their stars and Rooney doesn’t bang on about wanting to play for Everton all the time (don’t ask about his DNA!) For me all Cesc has ever felt like is a loanee, so…
…Cesc, are you listening? Time to come out and tell that pikey rabble at barca that you are a big boy and they don’t speak for you, you’ll never be loved as you are at Arsenal, you won’t play as much and you won’t be captain.
If you need more advice speak to your mates, who all saw the greener stuff somewhere else, ask them if they did the right thing leaving and if they are happy now.
Flamini, Petit, Henry, Hleb and Senderos. You aren’t stupid, do it now before you make the third biggest mistake of your career, think about it, if Barca are so wonderful, why did you leave in the first place? (The other two mistakes were wearing the barca shirt and laughing at gobbing boy on the bus)
It seems that the reason we didn’t get Schwarzer yet was because we only offered £2mil, come on Ivan, get real, do we really think the answer to our defensive woes can be solved with £2mil? I thought we could now compete with the big boys, show some ambition and buy a keeper that will shore us up at the back and instil some confidence. Stop trying for everything on the cheap.
Eduardo isn’t being replaced, I wonder if he is thinking about using Theo as a front man and pushing JET out wide? Personally I think JET is way too big to be a winger, I can’t work out where to play him yet, he’s like Paddy but with more attacking skills, maybe we should play a 4-4-2 and put him in the middle.
Finally I at least hope we sign a quality DM, I thought DM’s like Melo and Van Bommel gave their teams some steel at the world cup, to be honest, we got pushed around a lot last year by teams because we lacked an enforcer, with players like we have coming through a bit of protection may be just what we need, instead of the 400 new signings I’ve been calling for, maybe these kids can blossom, Nordtveit has caught my eye as has JET, maybe if Arsene spent his dosh on a keeper and a DM then re signing Campbell with be enough, what do you all think?
Finally it was great to see Thierry scoring on his New York Bulls debut against title chasing Spurs, ha, ha TH14, I will always love you!
Enjoy today Grovers only a few more days until we see our team back, maybe Cesc will say something soon and we can all move on.
UPDATE FROM DUKE: