Word up people! Yeah, things just went east side American slang on yo ass. Ya feel me?
Just joking. I’m still the raw middle England character you knew before.
So, today, is another news day.
We enter August with no signings whatsoever. Now, obviously the web is about slamming people, and, despite the window having another 30 days to go, I’m being slammed. Ivan’s dasterdly plan to conquer the biggest moaner in the land has obviously worked and I’ve been hook lined and sinkerered
… but wait, you mean, if nothing happens… I can go back to making this site a place of misery and doom?
I can come back with twice the venom as before? Like, literally, melt the Internet with misery and proclamations of the end?
I know… Of course I can. Ivan and his team have gained nothing by getting me onside for a month. It’s also worth noting 95% of my summer chat comes from someone else I’ve been speaking to for 4 years. So still, despite the lack of noise, I’m keeping the faith. Or two relationships are over…
The main reason for the on-going positivity is because if you’re Arsene Wenger armed with £100m and £500k a week in wages… you really can’t be coming out of a summer without any players. If you do… it kind of means you’re finished. Attracting talent is a major part of the job. If we’re not doing that, or worse, Wenger has gone cold on the idea, it’ll be curtains for him. Big clubs need progressive managers. If Wenger has lost the fight, move on garçon…
Anyway, bidding £40m for Suarez is a start. That story has plenty to go. The rest of the squad still has a chance as well. So lets keep the faith, kick up a fat fuss at The Emirates at the weekend (and we know the players will support that as well) and hope for better days.
One more thing… Arsenal are the most long term club in the world. I’m really not sure why people think Ivan Gazidis would put so much effort into bringing people like me onside, just for a few months respite.
Simply put, that’s really not a social PR strategy… and beleive me, bitchy bloggers are a massive irritant, I’m learning that first hand this month.
I guess the other thing in the back of my mind is that I don’t think 4 players makes us contenders… mainly because it doesn’t solve Wengers managerial weaknesses at the highest level. Those were present in the prime times. They’re even more obvious nowadays. Maybe a new manager with £100m is a tastier proposition?
Most of you can’t believe that Wenger is tactically weak, ‘Oh but Pedro, he put a striker on when we were losing 2-0 in the 81st minute’, I mean obviously, there’s a level of thought that goes on… but the club are still in the dark ages compared to others on tech, preparation and post game recuperation.
How’s that for a bit of positivity this morning?
Love Pedro. Xxx