Rushing my post this morning because I have meetings all, day, long.
Picked up a horror article yesterday indicating Arsenal were interested in signing none other than Kim Kallstrom and John Ruddy. Talk about pushing the boat out, eh?
I know we want bodies, but I feel the bodies should at least have some sort of purpose. I wrote something for The Metro yesterday out lining your back up keeper strategy.
1. Young and upcoming super start – Jack Butland
2. Experienced old head – Schwarzer
3. Equal number one – Victor Valdes
4. Relegation Fodder – Ruddy
Now at least Ruddy has survived a few seasons in the division. Not sure about his pedigree if I’m honest. Feels like Arsene is recruiting for cover rather than competition. But, like he said last season, too much competition invites pressure… which would affect performance. I kind of feel that Fabianski leaving for Swansea gives is an opportunity to put a rocket up our young number ones backside. Shame we’re bottling that chance.
I forgot to mention Griezsman yesterday. Mainly because (I can’t spell his name) he’s been linked with us all year. The link with him seems strong. He’s fast and full of goals. He managed 19 last year, which is exceptional. However Carlos Vela managed the same goals and 4 times the assists. If we can pick him up for £3m, we’d be crazy not to. Even if it meant selling him on for mad profits. I’d also like to see Alexis in the frame if he’s available. I’d love a bit of South American flair / crazy in our team.
In other news Giroud bagged two very well taken goals. He’s clearly going to win the Golden Boot this summer. Jump on it with the bookies, he’ll come good. That said, it was against Norway, let’s see how he does against stern opposition in the World Cup.
I can’t wait to have something to talk about. I’m excited to see the superstars emerge, the villains fade… the drama. Should be an amazing few weeks. We’ll have something to talk about… and we can forget about talking to family for a while.