‘Cesc to other team’ is almost as boring as the Cesc to all the other clubs back when he played for us. It’s a shame. It’ll be sad to see him in another shirt, but ultimately, it’s his fault we’re not interested.
Last summer, he played the game to find out if Barca still loved him. All he had to do was tell Barca he wanted Arsenal and they’d have granted him his wish. What he was looking for was Barca to tell him he wasn’t wanted, so the fans wouldn’t hate him… but Barca couldn’t do that as they’d already flogged a young superstar in Alcantara. So he stayed, we bought Ozil instead and that’s that.
The amount of shit spewed about Arsenal lacking ambition because we didn’t sign him is an absolute joke. We have Ozil. One of the best number 10s in the world. Give that man runners to aim and a fitness coach that will tell the manager how to get the most out of him and you’re flying. It’s amazing how quickly people forget what we have in Ozil. He’s one of the best.
… what I find even more amazing is that people have totally forgotten that Arsenal are tightest club on the planet. We had £100m to spend in January and we needed a striker, instead, we opted for a midfielder with a broken back. We’re a million miles away from being a club that buys players to stop other clubs buying players. For me, the only thing Arsenal fans should get angry about this summer is us not buying world class in the positions we need to bulk out in.
Now let’s look ahead and wait for Arsenal to pack some pace into that front three. Once we start doing that, I’ll feel far more comfortable about abstaining from the Cesc stuff. From what I’m hearing, loosely, it’ll be a right back, a powerful defensive minded midfielder and a man for the front line. There are lots of options being explored, some absolutely mega, some not so. Point here, is we explored all the options last year and settled on Ozil in a late transfer window panic buy. Closing deals isn’t our thing. Can we make it our thing this summer?
Who knows. It’s transfer roulette as ever. But don’t listen to guff that’s being spewed by people who have absolutely no clue what’s going on. Honestly, some of the stuff you read on Twitter, particularly the fear mongering is ridiculous. I’ve pretty much switched off my account this summer…
1) becuase people lose their fucking minds during the transfer window.
2) because there’s so much absolute bollocks spouted from people pretending to know what’s going on to up their followings.
Anyway, I’m fairly calm. And if me… the biggest moaner in the blogosphere is calm, then you should be to.
Still, even if we land 4 top players, I still think we’re a way off competing. It’s more about comfortably securing top four than anything. The next three years are about damage limitation. They’re about preparing for Wenger’s exit. They’re about making sure there’s a decent backroom team in place when the manager goes, that the CEO controls. Arsenal have stability at the moment, but it’s stability based on comfort and complacency. The next manager needs best of the best in place. It needs to be in place and working cohesively. Maybe that was part of the contract Ivan set with Arsene? You can stay, but we’re making changes to your backroom team.
Good news if that’s the case.
Right, that’s me tapping out. Have a good day!