Ok let’s deal with these board room rumours, first of all my best wishes to Danny Fizman and his battle with cancer, that puts winning the league and boardroom shuffles into perspective, good luck Danny, I hope you get through this. What you have done for Arsenal is truly immense, if any statues are handed out then you are the one that should have one.
The only news we think will happen is that Usmanov and Red and White will get a seat on the board, but that doesn’t mean Dein will be back as he doesn’t work for them any more, I personally would love him to come back and deal with the monster he created but somehow can’t see the board suggesting that would be their good news.
Doctor Frankenstein didn’t get his practice back in that little Bavarian village once his creations problems were dealt with did he?
So as long as Peter Hill Wood is still around don’t expect us to bring back the only person capable of sorting out project youth. It won’t happen. I would love it to, can you imagine Gazidas and his enormous back room staff? All getting their marching orders? Ha, ha that would be a picture, imagine what that would save us on the wage bill!
Still if we have a manager that doesn’t win trophies, why should we expect a marketing team to get fantastic sponsorship deals? Unless there are deals we are doing that I haven’t heard about that don’t include ripping your own fans off with another WM club or a season ticket hike.
We hear that Vermaelen is back in training and that puts paid to the career ending rumours that have been flying about, but we have to put an end to having players that have a year off with injuries, by that I mean buy replacements should it happen again.
In recent times we’ve had RVP, Eduardo and Ramsey out for almost a year and Rosicky, Djourou, Diaby, Frimpong and Vermaelen out for a whole year. And the last five are from our current playing squad.
If we get long term injuries again, we need to replace the player and worry about what happens when they come back, when and if they come back. We have insurance, we don’t have to worry about their wages, or at least we should have. IVAN?
We also need to identify players that are becoming crocks and get rid of them, players like Song and Diaby need to be moved on, Eboue, Rosicky and Almunia likewise and then have a good look at our reserves and move on all those players we will never ever see in the first team.
I believe we could cut the wage bill in half easily. Get shot of what we should sell and we could buy a half decent team, Scott Parker has been mentioned but he is 31 and I fear too old, but if we bought Cahill we have plenty of DM options in our squad, I have often mentioned Vermaelen and been laughed at, but I was laughed at when I gave you my views on Song.
He has the bite that we lack and the pace and vision too. I also like Coquelin and Frimpong but we need some nasty stuff in there not another baby right now.
I’m not saying TV for the DM role, I’m saying as an option, for me he’s still our number one CB.
In other news Pedro tells me we are touring China and Malaysia in the pre season so there’s another source of revenue for the team.
I can’t believe the Mancs have appealed against that feral chav Rooney and his outburst to the cameras, how can you defend that unless you have had 16 pints of lager, he may have looked like he had whilst chewing on a wasp nest, but he hadn’t, so I now hope the FA add more games to his silly two match slap, cowards, just like that fat pikey granny shagger. If he did that on Hackney Marshes on a Sunday, he’d get he’s ugly head kicked in.
A final word about the state of affairs at Arsenal, whatever happens we will make changes next season, let’s just hope we still have Danny with us, he has done an awful lot for this football club and no one deserves what he has, get well soon Mr Fizman from all of us at Le Grove.
Have a great day Grovers only 3 to go until we get to show what we are capable of, again.