Morning champions of the free world. You think this post is late, when in actual fact, it is not. You’re just hanging out in the wrong time zone. I own the time zones. Not you.
Anyway, hung out with a bunch of New Yorkers last night, they were trying to convince me they could binge drink like the Brits. They did well. Though it has to be said, the binge is only a binge if you stop… how many of those guys are eating cornflakes with a Peroni this morning? None of them…. wimps.
Anyway, onto fun times…
Arsenal play away in Fenerbache… playing in Turkey is always fun. We call Turkish grounds passionate… ignoring the fact they’re full of total lunatics who have an uncomfortable fascination with fireworks. How do you get that crazy about football?
Anyway, we’ve had good news on Sagna. He’s back in the fold. The newspapers jumped the gun on Chambo who should be back in 6 weeks. An Arsenal 6 weeks? We know how this ends people… in 7 months time.
Our team should be fairly strong. A full compliment of a back four is always nice in a place where a clean sheet is half way to a victory. Midfield will probably be Thomas, Arteta and Jack… the front line will likely see the introdcution of Lukas along with Giroud and Theo.
That’s enough to take down an experienced Fenerbache… right? Please, say it’s enough?
Regardless of what you think of Arsene, wishing a loss on the team tonight is pathetic. Preseason, maybe. Wishing an excuse not to buy on the manager is unacceptable. He’s unlikely to get the sack… and come on, we want the next manager to have some cash to spend don’t we.
Wenger is sniffing around a new keeper which is magice. Volcheck dropped a howler for the penalty the other day. Why he was rooted inside his 6 yard box when he was playing against a fast strikers is beyond me. When I play in goal, I act like a sweeper… you can kill the pace of a striker and cut out the long ball that way. I mean, it’s not like Agbonlohor has the skillset to chip the ball from anywhere. That said, when he did act as sweeper, he hashed that up and nearly found himself beaten from distance before tipping a wide shot wide of the post.
He’s a calamity. So is his deputy… but you knew that two seasons ago, right? Not quite sure why we’re being linked to Cassilas. Seems a bit of a pointless dream there. What would he cost, £30m? Why would they sell so close to the window closing? They wouldn’t…
What’s Wenger got to say on this matter of players?
“I would just like to reiterate to you that in the last 16 years we have been very successful with transfers,
If you look at the players we have, they are top quality and you should never forget that. It is not always to think what is outside is better than what you have. What is important as well is to rate what you have and our fans have to understand that as well. It’s hard but I can understand the impatience.
“I am not happy when our fans are not happy because my job is to make them happy. But I cannot listen every minute to every state of mind. I have to focus on and do what I always do – what is important for this club.”
Arsene, we have an above average starting 11 and nothing behind it. We have no world class striker. We have an average selection of winger who want to play centrally. Our midfield lacks depth and a true holding midfielder… and that was exposed at the weekend. We have poor keepers… and no one cares what your record is like over 16 years. What’s it like over the last five? Dog average my friend… your transfer 11 of misses is more impressive. The reason we miss so many targets is because of your understanding of modern day value. I have it one great authority Wenger was the one who pulled the deal for Mata. Nothing to do with fee or quibbling. What about Hazard? Schwarzer? Cahill. All about fearing a big bold move.
As for this…
“You don’t know what we have done, you don’t know if we did bid. It’s quite amazing that all of the people don’t know and yet they always have opinions about things they don’t know.
“It’s not down to me to explain to you everything I do. It’s impossible. If we do a transfer we will announce it. We don’t want to hurt anybody, not Newcastle, not anybody. You can’t reproach us on one side for not buying and yet on the other side when we try to buy to reproach us as well. That is a bit contradictory.”
Let’s ask ourselves this Arsene… what do we know?
You pulled out of the Higuain deal. You missed out on Bender. You were conned into believing a made up clause existed… and here’s the big one.
YOU’VE ONLY SIGNED ONE PLAYER WHEN EUROPE IS BANKRUPT
That’s what we understand. That’s why we’re angry… and yes Arsene, you do have to explain your inaction. You’re paid by the fans to represent our interests and you’re not doing it well.
Rant over. See you on the other side.