So no suspension for Theo!
6months out? You fucking kidding me Colin?
What a joke eh? Poor old Theo Walcott has busted his anterior cruciate ligament and he could be out for 6 months. What is it with the nasty injuries? Absolutely gutted for Theo. Not only does he miss our season, he misses the World Cup. That’s huge for a player whose number one asset is pace. He might not be as nippy when he comes back if the recovery veers off track.
Lots of people sarcastically asking if he was in the redzone. Again, not sure why every time a player picks up an injury, people feel the need to throw that in, like I invented it or this fitness thing is charade invented by Le Grove. People are so f*cking ignorant. However, from what Wenger has said and what we’ve seen on the TV, it looks like a bad luck injury. Fatigue in a game will play a part in a sloppy tackle, but to me, it looked like a very bad bout of luck as he twisted his studs into the ground. Majorly unfortunate and a big blow to our title aspirations.
The reason it’s a blow is that our first half of the season was fueled by Aaron Ramsey banging them in for fun. He slowed down and Theo picked up. We’ re struggling for goals on the face of it, unless the other players continue to muck in. The biggest loss is experienced pace. Serge has it in abundance, but we have to remember that he’s only 18 years old. Chambo has never demonstrated much flair in front of goal and he’s not as fast as you think, but again, we don’t know which Alex is coming back. Shy Alex. Or more mature Alex. Regardless, it’s a big, big loss… which makes the need to buy even more important.
My fear all season has been that injuries will be our undoing this year. This injury, combined with some of the weaker fitness management will haunt us if we don’t get our house in order. We’ve lost Theo, Ozil, Ramsey, Gibbs, Bendtner and Giroud over the last two weeks. Some is luck, some is carelessness.
Anyway, it’s not curtains. We had a superb start to the season without him, we can have a great second half. It’s just a shame, he was our ‘new signing’… his freshness has been so apparent over the past few weeks.
… and hey, there’s always Ryo? Right? Ryo Miyachi?
It’d be amazing if we could snare Draxler. He’d be a nice remedy for this. Doubtful though, eh?
Surely we can pick someone out of Spain? Someone made the great point on Twitter yesterday that Spain have a top tax rate of 55%… we boast 45%. That’s some serious extra cash money to move. An extra £300,000 over 6 months. Bang, in your pocket. Big screen TV. Xbox One. Kettle Chips and Tesco finest dip. Man, player be rollin’…
Also, what about financial security? Arsenal have more cash reserves than the US Government at the moment. A.Madrid have less than Guatemala. I’m sure I read a player state all the Spain based players dreamed of England because of wage issues in Spain. Let’t loot La Liga whilst it’s on its knees…!
Anyway, that’s my input on today. Have a ripping day.