Morning Grovers and Grovettes alike. Today, like yesterday is a no news day. Literally nothing. Denilson has left, so he’s not talking to Arsenal.com. JD is still waiting in the press zone in Germany to talk about his teams failure to get out of second gear… the lad doesn’t know he season is over. Jeez, Arsenal.com can’t even get an overseas comment from Eboue!
Basically, we’re talking down time in caps. So I thought, what can we do to pass the time? Well, we all like joke Friday… memes are totally hot right now, so I thought, why not jump on popular web culture and get people creating Arsenal memes in their spare time. The best will get hosted on here, the second best go on the Tumblr… the worst, you know, the ones that say…
‘Jesus once told Mary he had jealousy issues because Wenger was the favoured son of god’
… will go in the cyber bin.
I’d show you an example, but they’re all so terrible, which is why you have to help restore the faith that Arsenal fans are funny.
So how does this game work?
Type your favourite Arsenal player or moment into Google images.
Save it to your desk top.
Upload it into this link.
Add your mega LOLZ captionz. Then tweet it to me on the hashtag #LGmemes.
Hey, this could be a crap idea no one plays along with, but for Andre Santos’s sake… if there’s nothing entertaining going on, let’s make our own!
Onto the news of which there is none…
How about El Shawaary. Put up for sale by Milan. Flagged by me, then a day later Arsenal have lodged a £37m bid for him. Something reeks of 1+1=mad hits from Arsenal fans. We’re a desperate bunch aren’t we? We’ll click anything. Like a fat man in a box of Ferrero Roche chocolates… who, err, clicks at the chocolates. Then eats them to save a very poor analogy.
In news that is both true and real, we have continued our assault on the youth market snapping up Jamal Raage. He’s a Swedish left footed striker with an awkward Twitter photo. How do I know that? Because people are already making him famous online. There’s something not quite right about grown men following young boys on Twitter, boosting their egos with praise and casting friendships that last until they’re not longer useful. Whatever floats people’s boats I guess.
Now, my immediate reaction to this is to react badly. We behave like this 70% of summers. However, my hope is that most of these deals were done months ago. Remember back in February I said Dick Law was in France doing a deal? That was Sanogo.
My worry is that if these deals weren’t done before, is Dick Law running around Europe swooning for kids that have a 0.1% chance of making it? We’ve been here before. Remember Joel Campbell? The saviour of the youth scouting network? We chased him around South America for a month. Still doing absolutely nothing with his career. Remember the fury when I questioned the Chamberlain signing? Still nothing to show on that front.
We shifted on 18 kids this summer. Great news that we’re playing it ruthless, but more of a worry if you ask me. We’re quite a long way into this youth thing. We pick off ready made under 18s and we’re still not seeing the fruits of our labour? Isn’t that a concern? Maybe it was Brady’s issue. Now he’s gone we’ll see some progress. I know there’s some pretty horrendous politics behind the scenes when it comes to scouting local talent versus buying in the kids. I’m just amazed that in a catchment area as densely populated as London, the best we can produce is Ashley Cole and Jack Wilshere.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to Raage getting sent off for violent conduct… Raage Rage. Haha. That’s brilliant.
So, bar great headlines, the important item is delivering on the key area of concern. That’s not a lack of an under 18 squad… that’s the 20+ points we were off United. Other clubs have made moves and we’re still twiddling our thumbs.
How about this quote as a great way to end a post… The Marseille coach on his requirements this summer.
“This is a profile that interests us, yes. We want flank players, with dribbling, passing and scoring and Gervinho has this profile”
Yes. Yes. Yes.!
Have a day and remember to submit a meme… they’re all the Raage. #LGmeme