“The interest is overwhelming, just as it should be after the way Nicklas performed at Euro 2012.”
Overwhelming eh? Exciting times for Nik B. I can imagine Milan, Madrid and Barca have been sending their A-team over to negotiate a deal with Nik B. The only sticking point according to Pam is that Nik B is looking to get paid £156k a week… how the hell do you get three digits on the back of your shirt? His agent made the point that there was less space because he was opting for the name God… but obviously, that doesn’t make more room for a number. Football agents are as dim as their clients most of the time.
You can imagine Zidane’s face when he heard that one…
Aaron Ramsey is in the news… Fulham are looking to replace Murphy this summer and the Welshman is the man they want to put in his place. Odd story really. He’s a Wenger love child surely? If I were 15 years older, he’d by my love child as well. I think he’s a good player, he just needs to work on getting that ball out of his feet earlier and he needs to stop running into people. Young players just love running into people. It was a Theo speciality a few years ago… he’s handed that skill-set over to Aaron.
Moving a player on with undoubted talent isn’t really in the Arsene play book, but sending him out on loan might be. You get the sloppiness beaten out of you when you play for a weaker club. Fulham would be a good place for Aaron to hone his talents over the season and Martin Jol is a very good manager with lots of experience.
Talking of l0an deals. What are we going to do with our young players this season? Ryo Miyachi should definitely go out on loan next year. He has plenty of pace, but his build is still very slight. I’d love to see him have a fantastic season with a team like West Ham or Norwich. If he’s having a blinder at Christmas, we could bring him back into the fold for the second half of the season. Frimpong needs to have another year out. Hopefully without a nasty injury this time. If he sorted his head out, he’d be a very useful squad player.
A decision needs to be made on Henri Lansbury. We all like him because he cares. However, we have to hold our hands up at some point and own up to the fact that he’s probably not going to make it with us. I love his heart, I love the way he tears around the pitch, but is that enough? Some would argue you need squad players like that. I would too… I’m just wondering whether he could make it as a squad player with us?
I’m guessing Joel Campbell will have to go out on loan again next summer due to work permit issues. Going to back to France wouldn’t be a bad move. If we’re feeling really frivolous, maybe we could send him to Spain. He does look like genunie talent. It’s a shame he can’t play the third striker roll next season. Benik Afobe might get a chance as our fourth choice. I’m yet to watch him enough to give a suprememly accurate verdict on where I see his future. However, I’ll take the word of Sagna when he calls him a young Drogba on this site in an interview.
I’d send Jenkinson out on loan for definite. He’s very naive. He maybe fit. He may love the Arsenal. But he makes my hair go as grey as the Brazil managers hair goes when Santos plays for him. Did you read those comments?
“He made my remaining hair become grey when we were at Corinthians. Why? Because he is tactically irresponsible.
“We can’t afford that kind of tactical risk in the national team.”
Being told by a Brazilian coach you can’t defend is a bit like being told you’ve gone too heavy on the wet look gel by Chamakh. It’s a bit of a worry and the statement rings true. Trouble we have is that both our left backs are the same. Gibbs is a very, very immature left back. Santos is a very classy player, but he does put us in bother. He was often brought on to spice up our attack last season and he often did. I just wonder whether his future is at left back?
Arsene Wenger is interested in Reus. Well, so he said so on TV the other night. He’s ‘on the case’. Marvellous. Good to know you’re keeping tabs on a player who just moved to Dortmund for £14.8million. Top scouting there Arsene!
Considering how little there was to go on this morning, I feel I deserve an award for powering out 800+ words.
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