Let me begin with Barca’s Rosell, he says that one year on, one year after he unsettled our skipper, he thinks he’s worth less money, or another way of saying his value has gone down and he has a years worth of mileage on his body clock.
I wonder if he feels Messi has gone down in value over the same period, what an unintelligent, dopey prat.
Cesc however should now feel that Barca don’t think he’s worth paying serious money for, because if they prod hard enough, they’ll get him cheap.
Now the real issue for me is simple, if Cesc has all that Barca DNA cobblers in him and the need to go back and play for his boyhood club, then why on earth did he leave them in the first place? Where was the love then? Where were his family and all the advice they give him now?
My guess is it wasn’t the lure of Arsenal and the great Arsene Wenger, my guess is it was something to do with money, the lack of it from Barca and the silly sums that Wenger offers kids, my theory is the reason we get all these kids is we bribe them with copious amounts to sign, how else could an 18 year old Jay Emmanuel Thomas possibly afford to get nicked driving without a license in a Maclaren Mercedes?
This of course brings me nicely onto the situation we have with Samir nasri and his need to earn £120k a week for his services, it’s the culture of money for old rope and greed that has been fostered. Remember Theo earning £60k a week before he was 21 and unproven, hell, he’s still unproven now!
So I don’t blame Nasri for wanting such a massive amount, he sees everyone else at the club earning masses for no return so why not him? (including the management)
Now don’t get me wrong, I want Cesc to stay as much as I want Nasri to re-sign but I also want this continual crap we have to suffer year in year out to cease, it rarely happens to other clubs and the minute it does, their managers nip it in the bud.
This ‘I want to leave’ nonsense has happened almost every year since Wenger won something, it’s really boring, if he reported Barca to the authorities for unsettling a player or un-sporting conduct I bet they’d stop, but he doesn’t do a thing and that for me is why they do it.
People only get bullied because they don’t fight back.
Please don’t say there is nothing we can do, I’m sure there is something in the rule book we could dig up.
Also, have you noticed it only happens to the players that are good? The average players extoll their love for the manager and when they get good, they want out.
Anyway, with luck we’ll keep our stars and buy some decent ones in, either way we need to get Nasri to commit or transfer list him, me, I would do it before August, if not then before January. We’ve been here before and it didn’t work. Once is careless, twice is dumb.
In other news there is, well none! I don’t see why it takes so long to buy a player, especially if he has a buyout clause, now if Cahill’s is £17mil, then surely £17mil for him beats what the Mancs have just paid for a 19 year old. Just do it and move on, we didn’t last year and it cost us, Ivan, go and earn your massive salary.
I am aware that the theorists think that Cahill is a smokescreen for Samba, don’t forget we should have signed Samba in January, I don’t think he’ll be hard to get, he is the big lump we need but we also need Cahill, he has pace and intelligence and for me we need them both, or two like them.
Watching England play in the under 21’s proves to me that young English players aren’t worth what they are bought for, we can’t keep investing in the future as often the future never comes, look at our record, how many years did we wait for Nordtveit, Senderos, Denilson and Vela only for them never to make it, surely it makes more sense to buy in proven talent now whilst investing in the odd bit of potential.
I can see us losing the likes of Wilshere in the coming years because we’ve won nothing, we are just 3 or 4 players short of domination and I have been saying that for years, it’s so frustrating. Every transfer window people come on here and say ‘well the chavs haven’t bought anyone’ and ‘it’s only been open for two weeks, trust him’ – Listen before we know it it will be gone and we will have missed out for another season.
We may not have won a trophy for 6 years, but even if we win this season it will have been 7 years since a trophy and 8 years since we won the league! Think about that! Blimey, we aren’t West Ham, we are Arsenal!!!
Arsene please, please move now before we lose out again. Let’s go into July full of hope and promise rather than sniffing around the bargain basement again for the likes of Squillaci and co.
How many years have we got to go down the same track, all we do is win Jack and lose our stars that we spent years waiting for to come good.
Have a great day grovers, tomorrow you get positive Pedro back, maybe by then we would have signed those players we need, after all, it is Friday!