As we enter day 37 of ‘Higuain nears Arsenal move’ one has to wonder why we’ve not been heavily linked with anyone else in that time period? What about a keeper? What about activating that £24m buyout clause of Fellaini? Why is the only focus on this Argentine striker?
The ramp up of news yesterday came from a whole host of garbage sources.
‘Radio Valencia el Studientes reports Arsenal are in Spain’
‘Oh they’re a massively reliable student radio station. They got the Baptista deal right’
I just want to bury my Internet in the ground and only fish it out when I get a WhatsApp message or my phone rings.
The only news worth reporting on this whole saga is that his dad has said there are important offers on the table and one is from Arsenal. Magic. He said that well over a month ago as well. At least we know we’re in for a player of seriously solid calibre. We need to bolster from there, but don’t tell me anyone would have been disappointed with him leading our front line if you’d been whispered that at the start of preseason.
There were some rantings by some people yesterday about Tony Adams and my views on him. Everyone has the chance to voice an opinion. Those who seriously believe he should be given a role of importance at the club tend to be the types who think we shouldn’t have moved to The Emirates. Adams isn’t in a job for a reason. He failed at management. That’s in a world where Alan Pardew is consistently employed. A place where Joe Kinnear can land a role as a Director of Football… Jeez, a place where Steve Bruce can make it back into a job time and time again.
Football isn’t a game of sentiment. In fact, sentiment is what has us in this Arsene Wenger mess at the moment. There’s too much of it at the moment. Too much ‘jobs for the boys’… the real shake up comes when he leaves. Hopefully whoever comes in brings in some of the old guard who might have taken there coaching licences… who might have a grasp on the modern game.
Outside that… there’s not much on. Lio Messi indicted on tax fraud charges… He can get off by paying £30m… or it’s jail time. Footballers really are an enigma… all that money he gets paid a year and he needs to dodge tax. I wonder how long it is before a major newspaper exposé occurs into the tax dodges Premiership footballers are involved in? If every man and his dog business wise are involved… I can’t see a situation where footballers aren’t!
Right, have a good day… more tomorrow.