Oh my days. I’m sitting here, looking at the world outside, desperate to comment, but really, I feel like this should be a place where you can forget about real life for 4 minutes and lose yourself in something totally unimportant.
Needless to say, it’s a savage world out there… I hope everyone who reads Le Grove is safe. Also, the people that don’t read Le Grove, you know, like, the other 20% of the world.
So we’ve hit a bit of a transfer impasse… Khedira stories aren’t hot, quite similar to the Jovetic stories of last summer. Arsenal just let them run while they busied themselves ballsing up other deals.
Lots of fear we won’t move for any more players. I struggle with that idea. We’ll need a back up right back, we need another body in midfield. A top quality body. I’m inclined to believe we are in for a Carvahlo… Late twenties players aren’t really the ticket in a league that is about power pace and stamina. It’d also be nice if we pushed for another forward with pace. Griezsman would be ideal.
If we leave our transfers as they are, welcome to another season of the same. We haven’t actually pushed on the squad if things stay the same. Trusted depth was the issue last season. Hard to see outside of Sanchez (who is a world class) how we’ve pushed the needle… if, of course, that really is it… which I don’t think it is.
Keep the faith, I really don’t think we’re done.
The big rumour from Kike Marin is that we’re now going hard for Schneiderlin. Good times, I think he’s a good player that covers many blades of grass and also boasts better fitness than Arteta and Flamini. The word is that we’ve opened bidding at £15m. A low ball bid if you ask me, but also, probably a bid totally made up by the papers. Simple fact is, we need cover in midfield and we need bodies.
We don’t even need world class bodies. You just need players that can perform a function. Back in the day, what was the point of Giles Grimandi? He was just a bit of spare aggression to bolster our defensive capabilities when we were a goal up. Plenty of clubs have players who serve a purpose, whether it’s speed to peg teams back, whether it’s height to make you dangerous at set plays or a busy player like Flamini to run teams ragged. We don’t have enough differing players to come from the bench to change games up.
In other news, apparently Usmanov is going to have his assets frozen because you know who has been causing civilian catastrophes. I don’t know the details, nor to I believe the veracity as they were penned in The Sun. However, it’s not a long shot to think that sanctions might be coming to the billionaires so entrenched in Putin politics. It doesn’t affect Arsenal, unless the Government seize his Arsenal shares. That would be amusing… Michael Gove, the new Arsenal Secretary. What a LOL.
John Cross and J. Wilson reckon Arsenal would be interested in selling Vermaelen if there’s a player coming the other way. Rumour has it that Smalling and Jones are up for grabs. Now, call me crazy, but I’d take Jones. Arsene Wenger had him at Arsenal’s training ground 6 months before he signed for United. Fergie rated him highly. There’s a player in there somewhere.
I’m struggling with today’s post, so I’ll call it a day before I start fuming at Konoplyanka going to West Ham. I love that beast of a player. Clearly, not many other teams do. He has crazy attributes, just a shame Big Sam will be in charge of polishing them. A bit like letting Wayne Rooney cut an engagement ring diamond with a spoon.
Right, me done. Until tomorrow…