Jens Lehmann is suggesting that it’s too early for Aaron to make a move to the continent. Why? Because he gets injured too often.
“So when you want to be a top player you need to try your luck somewhere else and you want to find out if you can manage to be successful somewhere else as well.
“But so far I think it’s a step too early because he himself has to make sure that he can be available for a whole season.”
Bit of a crazy thing to suggest. Tends to not be the choice of a player whether they get injured. In the case of a modern day footballer, it’s the club that is in charge of keeping players fit. Arsenal were the worst by quite some distance this season. Which I’d worked out (after a comments section recount) to be about £18m worth of wastage over the course of the season.
I read Lehmann slagging off Ozil the other day for not being fit enough. He won’t leave it alone. At least he’s curious I suppose. If he was working at Arsenal and he found out the cause of soft tissue injury was fatigue, I’m pretty sure he’d be down at the training ground having words with an angry police baton. You know how Jens gets.
I would like a director of football at the club. Someone solely I’m charge of asking the difficult questions about the playing side of things. Someone who had the right to (in the eyes of the manager). I mean, they don’t have to take responsibility for signings like the set up at Spurs allowed. But they could be part of the committee that decided if names felt right.
John Cross said that Wenger will only go for two or three players this summer. Which feels great because that’s a lot for Wenger these days. However, for me, it’s still ignoring the squad depth issue. What does two or three players really do to the personnel deficiencies we have, especially if we lose a bunch? It’s not logical, even if we do blow the worlds tiny minds with something exceptional. My fear is that’ll blur logic and we’ll forget that individual talent means nothing if it’s exhausted or on the injury bed of foreverness.
Lukas Fabianski has left Swansea. Cheerio Lukas, you were crap, then you were real good. I think our best keeper has just left the building, but whatever. I hope he does well at Swansea. I thought Vorm was a pretty good keeper? Not sure why he’s suddenly out of favour. But there you go.
Right, that’s me done. Apologies for the poor showing this week. I have lots on and this is a struggle. Also apologies if I’ve not responded to e-mails or tweets. I haven’t been able to look at anything.