Two new signings in two days. You’ve gotta love that, as Geoff said yesterday we’re now the ‘wing kings of Europe’… We’re not the Gunners, we’re Top Guns… Bring back JET and Cruise and we’ve got ourselves a party!
Ryo Miyachi landed a permit yesterday for special talent. Great news, Wenger clearly aware that last year we lacked pace going forward. Chamberlain certainly has speed to burn, I’m just not to sure expecting those two to give us a winning edge this year is fair… rumour has it Southampton expect to earn their add ons in year one of the deal, so we either set the triggers low or he’ll be seeing a lot of first team action. He’s been saying he’d like to be the new Zola. Short, ugly and playing for Chelsea? I hope not… let’s hope he’s got a bit of the magician in him.
The other big news this morning is that Cesc and Nasri are in our Champions League squad. If they play, they’re cup tied and less likely to move. As I’ve said all summer… One can leave and we can cope, if two leave that’s a disaster on the playing front and the team morale front. At this late stage, there is no one who can replace what Cesc does… certainly not anyone younger than 20.
Mata would be a great buy, a Cesc / Nasri hybrid from what I’ve seen. With Man City rumoured to be gearing up to sign Nasri, we could be on the verge of getting the best outcome. Though if Cesc stays, he should be relieved of Captain duties and benched until he comes back with the right attitude. Maybe sent to the footballing naughty step, or spanked with a Copa Mundial.
The season is edging ever nearer, still no sign of a centre back… Which you’d have to say is messing up both Bolton and Arsenal’s preparation. Bolton can’t afford to keep Cahill on this season, Arsenal can’t afford to keep messing around, so in my view, Bolton should just hand him over gift wrapped pretty sharpish.
I still can’t quite believe that the extent of our summer transfer business is one player over the age of 19 who doesn’t play in defence. I still can’t believe that after all the young player disappointments we’ve had, some Arsenal fans are rejoicing over two more children being added to our squad… what you gonna do eh?
It’s getting pretty close to that point where blind faith starts kicking in, that point where I start believing that between Jack and Ramsey, they can give us 15 goals and 25 assists. Where I start to think that Benik Afobe can be a genuine 3rd choice striker who can offer us something different, that Chamakh will take a hit of confidence and Robin will stay fit for 80% of the season. Most of my blind faith will go on the defence though… JD and Kozzer were a pretty mean pairing for large parts of last season. I’m hoping that Thomas Vermaelen can add statistics to his great presence this season. I’m hoping that with a good keeper behind him and the monkey off his back (Gallas), he can dominate that defence and show us what it is to lead from the back.
If we keep Cesc, this season will be no good for him heading into the Euro’s if he’s not on top form. He’ll be 24 this year, he doesn’t want to be warming the Spanish bench again and he certainly doesn’t want to be handing over his super sub spot to Alcantara. If he stays, this season is massive for him. If he wants Barca to buy him, sulking isn’t the way to make Barca up the fee… playing like a hero is. If you’re in a bar and you want to best looking bird in their to take notice, you don’t act all mopey and desperate.You bust out your football kit and play a 30 yard pass into the DJ booth to rapturous applause. Cesc needs to remember that when London isn’t being looted and set on fire by rioters, it’s the best city in the world… things could be far worse, you could have just been part of the group that looted Primark in Romford… the shame.
Have a great day Grover’s and let us know how you think the strongest line up will look this season!
P.S. Nik B looks like he’s making for the exit door, read my tribute to at the Sabotage Times.
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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…
1. sign up the Metro Fantasy League HERE
2. The Join the below league, using the below pin!
League Name: Le Grove
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