Oh hello Saturday you thundery beast!
The weather, what’s it like? Cray babes, totally cray…
So what’s today like?
Why? Because football is back. The best summer ever eh? One minute, you’re all sad, the next you’re all like, ‘no need for sadness, because the World Cup is here’, then you’re all like sad again because it’s over, then preseason starts… and you’re all like, ‘wow’ and stuff.
So today Arsenal kick of proceedings against a team 56 divisions below them with the added bonus of the game being on Arsenal Player, so no trekking down to Boreham Wood.
What’s not happy about today then?
Well, two things. Jose Mourinho has said it was easy to persuade Cesc to join Chelsea because he never wanted Arsenal.
Who cares? I don’t.
It’s like being told by a randomer off the streets they don’t want to work for your company. So what, we didn’t have an interest in him in the first place. Cesc is now a Chelsea player. He’s lost his picture on the bridge. He’s an erased memory Men In Black style. He’s a nobody. So it’d be nice if Arsenal fans stopped getting up in arms about what’s being said about him.
What is nice is that Jose tends to only pick on clubs he feels threatened by. If Arsenal continue to build at the pace we have been, he’ll be building an absolute dream machine. The Chelsea manage therefore has a vested interest in unsettling us.
The second batch of bitterness has come from the Liverpool camp. Apparently the only reason Sanchez turned down a move to Liverpool, was, errr, Liverpool.
Now, again, who cares?
I’d never leave the greatest City for somewhere like Liverpool. It’s a dump compared to London. We are Arsenal, we are London, so the place is a massive, massive bragging point. I wrote that London was a massive factor for Sanchez at the time… and it is. He’s come from Barcelona, another fantastic City, so he’ll want to be moving somewhere attuned to his tastes. The Beatles Bar is not a draw…
There are also other factors, we have incredible training facilities, we have an amazing stadium, we’re a better bet for consistent Champions League football and we’re on the up. Not that Liverpool aren’t interesting. I know everyone slags off Brendan Rodgers as a manager, but he clearly did something right last season with Liverpool playing some of the most spectacular football in Europe. I wouldn’t say Liverpool aren’t a draw because of the manager… young, exciting with a clear style. I think great money, great City and a great squad that needs a Sanchez are the core reasons for the move.
… but don’t get upset that London is a draw. It absolutely is.
Interesting that Remy has gone to Liverpool, like Arsenal were never interested in him despite repeated articles insisting we were.
Righto, just a short post today. Enjoy the game, back tomorrow with the first match report of the season.