Jeez, there’s simply no consistent message at LG Towers, Geoff chimed in with his two pennies on Cesc.
Well I would have him back in a heartbeat. Why?
We always have half our midfield injured, that won’t change, ever under Wenger.
Fans and players would be massively lifted.
We would have the best first and second choice midfield since that great Barca team.
At least three of our midfield could slot in as defensive midfield, Cesc being one of them.
We’ll get him cheaper than ManU would and I would hate seeing him go there.
Add to that a winger like Draxler or Sanchez, a DM like Martinez and a right back like Coleman and we would clean up.
He won’t buy a Reus when he can get a cheap Remy.
He should get Griezman and offer to diss the Vela clause if they sell him cheaper.
Keeper I’m not fussed as they will only ever get Carling Cup/Fa Cup matches and anyone who signs as a number two won’t have much ambition anyway.
He won’t replace Chezzer and all the above he could get out of his budget.
You see, the thing with Cesc, is I’m not fussed either way. If he comes in, we’ve got a great player that we dont’ really need, if he doesn’t come in we’ll buy a great player we need. We can’t lose. Though Ballague has said that he’s been told by Arsenal that he’s not wanted now. Which is the logical move if Arsenal are keeping Cazorla, Ozil, Rosicky, Crowley, Zelalem… Diaby?
Anyway, we’re going big elsewhere. If no news has dropped on the name I’ve heard, I’ll share that next week. It’s a shame, because I’m assuming no noise means the deal is dead. But whatever, it’s a tantalising name regardless.
I’d imagine that Arsene is struggling with a big name striker. I’m expecting him to push for half strikers or to convert someone. It’ll be interesting to see if we look at Draxler or if any of the Barca wide player rumours are true.
I watched Griezman the other day for France. He scored a freekick that looked like a cross that slipped through. My concern with him is his tiny frame. We have so many small players and I’m not sure our league is suited to the height impaired in the same way La Liga is. That’s not to say small players can’t do a job, more that we have a lot of those already. I’d prefer a beast out wide over a tiny player.
We need to kick things up a gear transfer wise. People complain it’s only June, but look, we have a World Cup to contend with, we should be making things happen early. I really don’t want to be in the scrum for top players post World Cup with all the hype and all the reticence to spend more than players are worth that usually accompanies a Wenger transfer window. The thing that grates me about this whole transfer window is that Wenger is under no real pressure to purchase. He’ll not be KPI’d like a normal manager and he won’t feel the same burn to get business done. What he says goes. He won’t bow to fan or board level pressure.
Liverpool are out there making things happen already, Rodgers works to a different type of intensity. One which says, ‘I have to prove my value every second of this job’… I don’t get that from Arsene. If Wenger had to go into next season with no new signings, he wouldn’t be fussed. Bob Wilson said,
‘He works 24 hours a day’
Doing what exactly? I’d love to know. It can’t be looking at players, because he’s not exactly brimming with solutions? Tactics? Worrying about injuries? I’m not sure. Reckon our manager is cheating his times sheets.
Anyway, let’s look to the positives. We’ve been trying to make certain deals happen. I just don’t know what the plan is if those plans don’t come of. Why would I know? I wouldn’t. So I don’t know why I’m trying to be a control freak about Arsenal because I control nothing.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could work for a football club? What a great laugh that’d be.
‘Pete, what are you doing on Youtube?’
‘Scouting players boss’
‘Nice work son. Here’s a raise.’
That’d be sweet. No more cat videos for me. Real time wasting.
Also, before I go, a few people asked in the comments how I could go to wanting Cesc to not wanting him.
I don’t know why I have to explain changing my mind. But hey, I change my mind. When I first heard the rumour, I was out and about… and I was all like, ‘wow, that shit’d be whack if it happened’… then I had a think about it. I thought, well, there are a lot of holes that need to be filled before we move for a player like Cesc. Also, as someone pointed out yesterday, he’d actually cost us £45m if you take his sell on clause into account.
… and that’s the thing with blogging. I change my mind. If you don’t ever change your mind. Brilliant. If the first thought you have on something is always the last. That’s fine. I’m sure you’re super interesting and dynamic. I’ll go back and forth, which might feel inconsistent, but for me, that’s the point of blogging and conversation. You explore every angle, you take on other views and refine and evolve your opinion over time. If I didn’t do that… this would be a f*cking monotonous read every day.
Maybe it is? But if it is. Don’t tell me. It makes me well up inside and cry at my desk.
‘JohnLuvsPancakes54 just told me I was a massive spunk bucket! I can’t take it anymore’
…I’ll regularly wail at my desk.
… but just as a heads up, I don’t write posts worrying that there might be an inconsistent view point from last year.
Anyway. Have a great day. Or, maybe don’t. I’m not sure what I want for you. x