Scott Parker would be nice, but let’s not kid ourselves he’s the answer. For me, he’s corrective eye surgery when you’ve got a face like Micky Rourke. I like his fighting spirit, I like that he’s got it all to prove again and I like that there will be no doubt when it comes to him being injured. He’ll play through the pain barrier and he’ll earn his money.
I’m kind of hoping his experience could push this team of young pretenders on like Edgar Davids did for Spurs back in 2006 when they nearly toppled us in the league but for a dodgy lasagna. If it’s a case of Denilson out and Scott Parker in… I’m game all the way. Although I do expect more additions.
One player I’ve been reading great things about is Rio Mavuba of Lille. Why do I suggest such a player? Well, Lille winning the French league is a little like Stoke winning the league over here. You’d applaud it but then fear for them as all their best players would be snapped in an instant. Rory Delap would be off to Barca, Shawcross to Milan and Etherington to LA Galaxy. Well, this is an outcome Lille will be expecting this summer. Mavuba was born at sea and as far as I know, the sea doesn’t have a national team, so internationals wont be a problem… I jest of course… he is Congolese-Angolan with a French passport (Wenger nationality porn). He’s capped at international level and he’s played some exceptional football this year.
His Father was known as the Black Sorcerer and as far as I’m concerned… that’s a good enough reason to earn a move to Arsenal .
Anyway, it’s always worth checking out a cheap defensive midfielder who specialises in playing in an attacking team with an excellent defence. He’s agile and fast… not to mention well-traveled, a failed stint in Spain will bode well for his hunger to prove people wrong.
Rumours about Alvarez don’t seem to want to disappear. He’s a free transfer and he has an Italian passport. Oh, and did I mention he’s had serious injury problems and he’s not really a conventional wide man? Perfect match… send him over, he and Theo can have 30 games each and sulk on the team bus about never getting the chance to play down the middle.
Still, all of this excitement will mean nothing if we lose Denilson in Bendtner. I mean honestly, how will we cope? Team douche leaving is going to be tough on all of us…
Jokes aside, Milan are said to be lining up a large bid for Samir Nasri and Cesc is said to be looking at a seat driving for the new Seat F1 team next season. We could find ourselves in a real pickle if we don’t sort out the futures of our two best players sharpish. If they do decide to leave, at least we can be assured of a large transfer surplus early on… 1-0 to the accounts team.
If however, we do manage to keep those players and Arsene Wenger does decide he’d like to show us the way with buying some mature players, I’ve no doubt he could bring in some top talent. I mean his nearly record over the past few years speaks for itself. He could have had Ribery, Alonso, Drogba, Cech, Robinho and countless others. So he clearly knows these players exist, maybe this summer he’ll push the boat out?
Stranger things have happened…
Ryan Giggs had his name exposed in the press yesterday as the man behind the sordid affair with an ex-Big Brother star. What a muppet eh? Here’s a theory for all footballers. If you have lots of money and you have an affair with a women without lots of money, there is a strong possibility that a pay day of £50k to tell all will be tempting. So, for future reference, when choosing a woman to have a fling with make sure 1) She is suitably wealthy 2) Preferably has as much as you do to lose.
Watch out Cherie Blair… Pedro’s coming for you…
If we’ve learned anything here, it’s firstly that footballers are in the main all complete dogs and all a touch retarded. Also, it teaches you that you can’t control the conversation in social media… don’t even attempt it, you’ll find yourself flamed like BK Whopper or a witch in Salem way back when.
Oh, and don’t get too smug about players behaving badly either. Don’t be surprised if a couple of stories of our own creep out over the coming months. Like I said, all footballer are retarded… even the Arsenal boys.
Finally, before I go, I wanted to highlight a bit of Le Grove forward thinking… Jack Wilshere was rightly taken out of the firing line for the Euro’s, which is great news for Arsenal, great news for England’s seniors and great news for his body. How did he do it? Well, it looks like the GPS team at Arsenal used hard data to convince the FA he was ruined physically…
‘Over the last few weeks, I have been feeling tired and my GPS results have shown that.’
If you can be bothered to traipse through the archives, this tech was a drum we were banging long before Arsenal adopted it. This season, it’s hard to argue that we’ve seen a massive improvement in the players fitness levels. In the main, we’ve had a pretty much full squad to pick from. There’s not much you can do about the ‘in your mind’ injuries Cesc has been suffering… bar letting him go to Barcelona! So pretty much a resounding success from that point of view this year.
Are we taking responsibility for the adoption of the technology? Without doubt… payment with two seats on the board will suffice Mr Kroenke.
I’m off to Ibiza this evening, so Geoff is stepping in from project managing a new business to write the blog for a week.
Has he calmed since his voluntary absence? Has he softened his stance on Wenger since he declared back in January we’d finish 4th? Has he finally admitted Song is world-class?
Find out tomorrow when the Bear returns!
P.S. Take a look at my post from May last year… read familiar? (LINK)