Howdy everyone, how’s it going this fine Saturday morning?
Good I hope. So good you want to burst.
So what have we this morning? Monaco to offer Arsene a job at £10m a year after tax.
This is now starting to become part of the traditional Ground Hog PR calendar.
1. Arsene has average season
2.Press get hold of a story stating that the manager is a HOT FUCKING PROPERTY BECAUSE FRENCH CLUBS WITH MANY RICHES WANT TO SIGN HIM.
‘Oh my gosh… where did this story emanate from?’
Fan read the article and are warmed by words such as…
‘Sources close to Arsene indicate he’s so loyal, he wouldn’t move if 72 Virgins were thrown into the deal’
Then we all start feeling guilty. What a man Arsene is. He’s only earning £140k a week with his… we should be grateful.
Pass me the ‘I’m not buying it bucket’, because I have a deposit I’d like to make in it.
If anything, Monaco ‘chasing’ Wenger shows how desperate they are. No one seems to be taking them too seriously and I’d guess that most managers will be looking at the French league wondering why they’d bother. Sure, the money is great. The country is pretty. But come on, there are literally two games a year worth tuning in for.
Anyway, outside of PR stories. What have we?
A proper strory!
Laurent Koscielny has signed on for more years. The 28 year old… not 26 year old, has penned a new deal that’ll keep at the club until he’s too old and crap to move elsewhere.
“I am very proud to have reached agreement with the Club on a new contract. I have enjoyed four great years at Arsenal already, and I look forward to continuing to help the team in the years to come.”
This really is absolutely great news for the club. He’s one of the best defenders in Europe at the moment and he really could have had the pick of any club if he’d wanted to. Keeping him was the most important job of the summer. Now we need to start looking at succession planning. Wenger needs to be looking at bringing in a couple of top notch 20 year olds so they can build their way into the same mould as Laurent. It takes a while to bed in, so let’s start now. Clearly Thomas is going, it seems likely that Sagna will go. Let’s get the new batch come through.
Lukas with a seal? Why the hell not.
There was an interesting stat at the bottom of a Daily Mirror Article. Average points with Ozil, Rambo and Theo is 2.1, without, 2. If you take that at face value, that’s an additional 3.8 points over the course of a season. Hardly massive. Anyway, that’s taking things a little too literally.
New Arsenal kit?
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Right, not much on today… had some very cool writers tap me up about writing this summer. From big publications. If you write for a big publication, and want to write for us in secret, let me know.
… I’m more trustworthy than Julian Assange.
THEY’LL NEVER BREAK ME!
Have a good day. xxx