Oh dear, two day hangover has set in. But fear not their is SO MUCH news to smash though.
It’s really dead out there.
Arsenal have sold Carlos Vela for the second time. The party man from Mexico is going to stay on in Sociedad, we’ve sold his buyout clause for £8.8m, which means we pulled about £11m for him in total. I’m a bit gutted, I would have liked him back at Arsenal. Maybe we’ll now buy Griezsman instead?
Who knows. At least we’re now in a financial positive for the summer. Money, money, money.
The later we leave it, the more unlikely it is we’ll get the amount of squad we need. I’m always staggered at how slow we are when picking up names. I can give Wenger the World Cup, because not many sides have snapped up players, however, didn’t matter to Chelsea did it?
Sometimes, it’d be nice to go against traditional excuses rather than embrace them.
On the World Cup, we’ll get to see Arsenal superstar loanee Joel Campbell in action against England tomorrow night. There’s not doubt that he’s been one of the best emerging performers of the tournament so far. I’m pretty excited about him. I mean, that excitement has to be tempered by the World Cup not exactly being the best barometer of a players ability.
However, the performances he’s had for Costa Rica, meshed in with how he played against United in the Champions League… well, you’d have to say the chances of him being better than Sanogo are pretty damn high. I’m also hoping that tomorrow, England play with a bold team. There’s no point in sticking Gerrard on, he’ll hopefully retire after this tournament. I’d like to see players like Barkley, Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere given a run out. See what they can do. See if they can play with some belief and tactical nous.
I mean, I doubt they can… but why not give them a crack. You can’t do any worse than two dismal losses.
Lots of good football on this evening, but the star game will be Netherlands vs Chile. Some seriously exciting football about to be had! Have a great day, hopefully, we’ll have more to talk about tomorrow!