Well are we being linked or are we being linked! I would discount the old and by that I mean Dunne, and Distin, I would rule out the average, and by that I mean Ciani, I would forget the English and the expensive and that means Cahill, and I’m not sure about Mexes as he is French, but at 28 not a bad age, but I would have the beast, and that means Mertesaker, proven, big and German, he has all the qualities.
The surprising one was Nzonzi, yes I know he’s French as well, but he is 6’3″ tall and a top defensive midfielder and we really do need one of them. How true that rumour is I don’t know, but it was in today’s Metro, and as they rated us the most influential Arsenal blog, I’m going with them!
I was surprised it took our esteemed medical staff 7 months to work out that Thomas Vermaelen needed an operation, if he had had that in pre season he may have been back in September, I heard he has had the problem since last season, so odd that, still I would never question our medical people, look at the miracles they worked with Rosicky.
I am also concerned that Wenger seems to be changing the team around again, yes we ought to beat leeds with our reserve team, but what if we don’t, we couldn’t beat them at our gaff could we? I think if it comes off, he will look a hero, if it doesn’t, we will be out of the cup, that will have an effect on the team and that is not smart, if he plays with Denilson in the team then Leeds will be rubbing their hands and rightly so, so if we are to field a weakened side, lets do it with the likes of Ramsey, JET and Vela.
I hope we play the team that beat West Ham though, field a weakened side on Saturday against Wigan boss, we’ll do them with our reserves, not at Elland road though.
Bendtner shouldn’t play, he has proved time and again against weakened sides like Burnley he hasn’t got what it takes so we shouldn’t risk it, if we don’t play Robin we should play Chamakh, maybe put Arshavin in the hole, Ramsey in front of the defence and play Djourou with Koscielny.
I did read however that Arsenal have won 4-1 on their last three visits to Elland Road, so maybe I’m worrying unnecessarily! We’ll know soon enough eh!
On a final note, Pedro said last night that the sponsors are getting fed up with finishing 4th (see Pedro, I do read your late night comments) well go out today and sign Eden Hazard, he can play on either wing and could make a real difference, at the weekend Mark Randall came on as a substitute for Rotherham, yes, Rotherham, why on earth is he still an Arsenal player? We have at least 10 of him, get rid and use that money to buy a proper talent, go buy Hazard.
Have a great day Grovers not long to wait now.
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