Let me begin by saying how great it is to sign England’s most talked about talent, beat all the top English clubs (sugardaddyfreeones) to it as well and spent decent money too, but how long will we have to wait to see him making £15mil’s worth of impact? Who knows.
So we won’t spend £17mil on Cahill or £12mil on Samba, but we are happy to spend £15million, yes £15million on a 17 year old that has only ever played in the old second division.
In his position we have what? Ryo, Theo, Arshavin, Nasri, Gervinho, Van Persie, Chamakh, Bendtner, Vela and Rosicky in the first team and from the reserves we have Wellington, Freeman, Galindo, Sunu, Afobe, Aneke, Murphy and Watt as well as the two Barca players and the kid from Madrid, who’s names I can’t even find on arsenal.com
We do though have the biggest collection of potential young talent in the world, only there isn’t a trophy for that is there?
Now before you say all I do is moan, I ask for a decent signing and now we get one, let me address that, of course I’m delighted we got him, but for that money we could have bought what we need to win the title now, sources tell me Cahill is next, great, but he should have been in in May.
If we have no money, spending on someone for the future is a bit wasteful, however, time will tell.
So that’s what, 21 players? How many centrebacks have we? How many DM’s have we? Hmmmm. There seems to be an obsession with young midfield/forwards that cost a fortune but so far have rarely delivered. How long do we plan for the future? Because by the time Wilshere reaches 23 he will cost us what Rooney costs the Mancs, that or he’ll go, so why not sign a grown up or two now, when they can make an impact.
And how many players that we signed for any amount at 18 or under have ever, ever made the first team? Cesc, Wilshere and Walcott, and Cesc is about to leave. Hmmmm.
We won’t win the youngest team award any more, Fergie’s just done that, so let’s kick on from this signing and get Cahill, Mata and Parker/Barton in and maybe we can win something.
If we sell Nasri then get someone back our way, a De Jong or a Johnson, or someone, if not then sell him to Milan. Me I would keep him and sell Cesc, Cesc wants out so sell him to the highest bidder, if he loses the armband he won’t want to stay, but then that’s good business and I don’t think we have anyone at Arsenal that understands that.
Bring in Mata to replace which one of those we sell and we have the makings of a winning side, so out of the ashes, Wenger could pull this off.
We are so close I am tingling, although Chamberlain isn’t what I necessarily wanted to hear, I like him and maybe he is the start of something big happening at last , it’s a shame it wasn’t sooner as it would have been great to see him in pre-season, but it’s a start, let’s hope for Cahill and Mata today.
If we get Ryo a permit then we have 5 players that can rip new ones on the wings, Ryo, Gervinho, Arshavin, Theo and Chamberlain, so that’s 5 options, and at least three of them are proper wingers, add Mata to that little lot and we could become the wing kings of Europe, yeah, I like that, Arsenal’s wings kings win the Champions League!
So Grovers, we do have reasons to be cheerful, step one!
Have a great day, and no matter what the temptations, don’t be a giant mug and join the looters, stealing is wrong and what’s happening isn’t British, in this country we don’t act like that.
Stay safe and stay away.
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That time of year has arrived again where we pedal a bit of Fantasy football! We have a £100 prize for the winner, which basically feels like I’m gifting myself and Geoff £50. The league comes with an app for your phone and it’s all very sophisticated! If you fancy your chances…
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