It could be the master plan, time to have a bit of faith!
The way this summer has gone I really hope this is the week of surprises, new kit today and new players tomorrow, I still believe our manager will sign Higuain and Fellaini and they were always his targets and the big surprise will be the return of Cesc Fabregas.
So until that happens we need to have faith. (There could be a record in that)
However we now have a problem at the back, Vermaelen is out for start of the season, Djourou is on loan, Squillaci sadly has gone, so apart from Kozzer and Mertesacker, we only have Miquel. So time to buy a centreback.
Now I keep reading about the deadwood that has gone, the great clearout, but as I see it we still have Park, Chamakh, Djourou, Coquelin, Bendtner, Gervinho and Santos. Granted some of them are out on loan but make no mistake, we will still be paying most of their salaries.
So the deadwood people talk about is Arshavin, Squillaci who came to the end of their contracts, Mannone who we sold to Sunderland, Denilson who was on loan for three years and we paid him off and about 20 kids that hadn’t signed pro contracts, well although it’s a start, it’s not what I call a clearout.
Still we are launching a new kit today and if you get down to the Armoury, you can be the first to see it, whatever has been shown on the internet for the last 3 months isn’t it, today will be an exclusive, Arsenal said so it has to be true. The internet lies.
Benteke has lodged a transfer request and Spurs will be in for him by all accounts, will that be an irresistible partnership with Bale or will he prove to be a one-season wonder like Demba Ba? Or do we give a rats, I don’t, I would prefer to see us spend some proper money.
The team go away this week as our first game is this Sunday, so us signing anyone in time for pre season is now looking a tad remote.
We have debated whom for the best part of 2 months now and since Ivan made us all believe we were going to finally spend large our buying options are falling by the wayside.
Villa went to Athletico and Rooney is no longer for sale, Madrid say we haven’t bid for Higuain and we know the Suarez offer was made up.
That leaves our options thin on the ground and makes it look like Sanogo and Campbell could be our new and improved strike force.
I would seriously look at Richards as a centreback or re-ignite our interest in Ashley Williams, if indeed we were ever interested.
Trouble is we are so often mislead by ArsenaI it’s tough to believe we are actually doing anything to strengthen this summer.
I remember at the end of the season Wenger was making noises about there being no difference between us and ManU, I thought at the time that was his way of saying he believes in this team and with Diaby coming back we need no one.
Diaby joined us on the same day that Theo and Adebayor did, he’s managed at least 3 games each time before he gets injured, hardly impressive is it? But this could be his breakout season, or will it be another breakdown one instead. I know where my money is!
Pedro told me that Wenger will finally buy the players we need as the sponsors are insisting.
I think Wenger will do what he wants to do, he is now the longest serving manager in the EPL and he will milk that, he will no doubt get a new contract as well.
I really hoped that with all the noises Jack and Podolski were making that we would finally be bringing in those special players, I am just hoping this summer sees more than a new kit.
Time will tell but if wait too long all the best girls would have gone.
Another fruitless season will see more young fans going to other clubs and more of our players wanting out, but then I said that last year and the year before, let’s just hope we all get surprised today!
Have a good’un Grovers, I’m out to lunch today.