More on that later but the squad was announced for the tour of Asia. All our top players are going however…
…Santos, Gervinho, Chamakh, Cazorla, Monreal, Sanogo, Bendtner and Vermaelen are all omitted.
Vermaelen is injured so that’s understandable, Sanogo is with the French under 7’s, Cazorla and Monreal are given extra time off because of the Confederations Cup. Again all understandable.
To say that Gervinho is ill is just insulting the fans. The fact that Chamakh, Santos and Bendtner are still with our squad is unbelievable and where are Wellington, Galindo and Campbell who apparently all got work permits this summer?
The latest on Campbell is Betis don’t want him as we demanded a fee for the loan, so he’s 21 and not good enough for us, but Sanogo is, and is in our squad. So why have we got Campbell then? It’s like we collect young players so no one else can.
When we signed Wellington he was touted as the next Ronaldo, (the first one) He is an example of our youth policy, we sign them on a wave of euphoria, loan them out to a Spanish club and never see them again.
The latest rumour outside of the Cesc and Suarez ones are that we are in for Geoffrey Kondogbia from Seville. He is 6’ 31/2” so a big item and French, he can play across the back so is flexible and I like the fact we share a name. Kondogbia.
He isn’t a crock so that makes me believe it’s another rumour but he is a bit of a hard nut, which is what we need in the DM role.
Of course I would prefer Fellaini but he cost more than 7 shillings and sixpence and he isn’t French so there’s no way we’ll be signing him. In fact I’m sure the only reason we got Vermaelen was because he sounded like he was French and Belgium is close enough for Wenger.
I absolutely don’t believe that we have bid for Suarez, I think because we supposedly offered £10mil short off their asking price people naturally assume we did, you know, make a stupid offer that will never be accepted and then we can say we tried, we did it with Cahill, Ronaldo (the slim one) and Higuain.
I expect that Wenger would be happier spending none of the money on new and world class players and spend it on pay rises for himself and the team instead.
I sure hope I’m wrong though, I think that if he tries to go another summer without buying then even the diehard AKB’S will turn against him and like RVP he will end up being abused for evermore.
So if he decides to invest, then we should buy big, Higuain is the one for me, Suarez although a great player, is a DivingknobendedLlamafacedbucktoothflesheatingedtosser and I think he would be targeted by refs and fans alike.
We need a battering ram that knows where the goal is. We should offer Madrid Bendtner and £30mil for Gonzalo.
Or are we saying we only want a striker that was the same value as the one we sold to Manchester City 3 years ago?
It’s time that whomsoever really is Wenger’s boss told him it doesn’t matter what he thinks the player is worth, it’s what the market thinks the player is worth. We call that market forces. He should have learnt that when he took his economics degree.
What I find amusing is the people out there that think he is so smart because he won’t pay what the other managers do, but he pays 3 times the salaries to the average players in his squad that no one else in the world thinks they are worth it.
Cake and eat it that is. If Wenger paid the going rate for wages, then how comes we can never move players on? It’s always the same argument from other teams showing an interest in our players, ‘we can’t afford his wages’
And it’s well documented we even subsidise our loanees! Then when they fall from grace we are stuck with them for the remainder of their massive contracts.
So to re-cap, Wenger offered £22mil for a player Real Madrid want £35mil for, but we’ll pay an 18 year old £60k when ManU would only pay the same player £20k – Go figure, please don’t tell me our manager wants value for money
Anyway enough on that, we still have time to make a statement, if we don’t then expect the same this season. We play this Sunday at 2.45 against an Indonesian Dream team, I have to confess I’ve never seen or heard of an Indonesian player so seeing their dream team will be interesting!
I’ll be watching it with a bunch of Gooners including Pedro, at least football is coming back so the long boring non-footballing summer is almost at an end.
Have fun today Grovers, you never know what may happen!